“We all posted up after our court time expired and continued to talk. Some old-timers chatted us up as we shot photos and for the first time that day, I felt less aware of my own age, remembering that tennis, like skating, is almost ageless. In an era of real-time, hyper documentation, Gino Iannucci is very much the opposite of most skateboarders, while never sounding like a Luddite. Instead, it’s about quality control and the care and attention to what he puts out in the world, even something as simple as a single ad.”
On a sunny spring Sunday, writer Anthony Pappalardo and I met up with iconic, yet reclusive and mysterious pro skateboarder Gino Iannuci to play tennis and discuss skateboarding, his career (or neither at all), and whatever else came up along the way. Coincidentally, the article was published on the same day as new footage of Gino was released on Nike SB’s Instagram, also coinciding with the release of his new Dunk. Great to see some Gino coverage out in the world again!
SAKURA is officially for sale exclusively in the Milk Gallery online store!
Shot in under two weeks in Japan, in the spring of 2016, “Sakura” explores how skateboarding interacts with the cherry blossom filled cityscape of Tokyo during this brief moment of the year when they are in bloom.
Pick up a copy here!
Click here to watch the accompanying short film produced by FESN and myself.
And read some press on the zine from Vice and Creators Project here.
I had a ton of fun shooting 5 shows in 4 days, and a tech panel, for Brooklyn Magazine and Northside Festival this past weekend. It was the 7th annual occurrence of Northside Festival and I had the privilege of shooting bands Against Me! (making highschool, and current me, very excited), Viet Cong, Sannhet, Girl Band, Gun Outfit, Mitski, Fred Thomas, Cayetana, and more.
Click here to see their full photo recap. Extras to come.
Last fall I had the priviledge to assist professional photographer, and a former teacher and constant mentor of mine, Charlie Samuels, on a shoot for Road and Track Magazine. The concept was exciting and the location incredible: shoot a photo essay of 2 luxury SUVs (a 2014 Mercedes G Wagon, and 2014 Range Rover) attempting to drive up the slopes of Whiteface Mountain, a ski resort nestled in the Adirondacks, just outside of Lake Placid, New York. Below are some behind the scenes photos I took on the first day of the job. To read the full story pick up the current copy of Road and Track or click here. See behind the scenes footage shot by my former classmate, Sean Junda, here.
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