A couple of weeks ago while in Japan on assignment, I put together a small photo show at Fat Bros Skateshop in Nakano, Tokyo, with the help of Takahiro Morita and FESN. The show featured a selection of prints with skate and portrait photography from the past year or so including photos from my zine Sakura, and other recently published work. Fat Bros also made a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. Overall everything was a great success and I’m extremely grateful to all of my friends in Tokyo who helped make it happen and were able to come out for the opening night.
Thank you! See you again soon!
Photo recap below.
“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!
Very excited to have a photo on the contents page of the Jul-Aug 2017 issue of Transworld Skateboarding. Head to your local skateshop to grab a copy in person.
And the original photo
Dylan Drew – Glass Ride Nollie 180 Out – Manhattan, NY – 2017
Growing up, skating and punk were synonymous. Last weekend in London, Vans debuted a new capsule collection with Swedish brand OUR LEGACY, inspired by 90s hardcore. Celebrating the release, Youth Of Today performed an intimate show at an art gallery in London’s Soho. To work with icons from both of those worlds simultaneously was awesome. More photos and the full story are up now at Paper Magazine.
Check out all of my favorites here: colegiordano.com/vans-x-our-legacy
Thank you Vans and Jockum of Our Legacy for inviting me to be a part of it.
Last night I had the honor of being in the first Adidas Showcase of 2017 – a group show of local artists from “skateboarding and beyond” – at the Soho Arts Club in New York’s Lower East Side. I showed some photos from my zine, Sakura, with Takahiro Morita, and some portraits of the one and only Mark Gonzales, originally shot for Paper and Jenkem magazines. It was truly a privilege to be a part of such a great night and show with so many other talented skaters and artists. Major thanks to Adidas Skateboarding and Josh Zickert of Natural Koncept for including me in the show, and Soho Arts Club for hosting. Short photo recap below. Check out the full recap from Juxtapoz Magazine here.
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 just updated the music section of my website to include some of my favorite shots from the pat 2 years at Northside Festival as well as lots of local shows.
Here’s Grandmaster Flash doing what he does working the crowd at Mccarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for Northside 2016, and a quite different crowd at the Subhumans show at Saint Vitus just a couple hours later.
Please check it out at www.colegiordano.com!
You might see a familiar face or two.