I recently got to interview and photograph the enigmatic Swedish punk band Viagra Boys at the conclusion of their first, mostly sold out, US tour. We talked everything from taking shots of hot sauce in front of a mirror while free-styling, to the Swedish punk scene, to breaking heteronormative expectations. Full interview and photos for Savage Thrills here.
“Marc Razo’s Shred For Your Life guitar battle hit the stage for the 14th year last night to a jam-packed crowd at Brooklyn Bazaar. Twelve professional shredder’s went head to head over the course of three rounds, some dressed in drag, one as a nun, and one as a rocker who wore ass-less chaps. Randy the Macho Man Savage was present while others rocked their normal shred gear.”
-Josh Zickert aka JZ Radical
Mid90s, the new film written and directed by Jonah Hill, follows the story of a young boy who finds friendship and camaraderie amongst a group of older skateboarders at the local skate shop in LA.
On the day of the New York premiere for Jonah’s directorial debut, Montreal’s LOVE Skate Mag asked me to sit down with the engaging cast of the film to take some photographs and speak with them about their roots in skateboarding, friendship, the LA skate scene, and how it all came together to make one of the most genuine movies about coming of age amidst skateboarding culture.
Please check it out here!
Mid90s Cast [from left]: Ryder McLaughlin, Na-kel Smith, Alexa Demie, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, and Sunny Suljic
“Harmony Korine [director: Kids, Spring Breakers] called directing being a long-term obsessive, and I can be a long-term obsessive if I fall in love with the right thing. So this was the thing [skateboarding] I fell in love with, and I wanted to make this film. If you look at anyone who’s a hero of mine, like Mike Nichols or Barry Levinson, their first films were films from a very personal, emotional place, so that’s why I made Mid90s.”
I recently spent a week in Sun Valley, Idaho and it’s surrounding regions in the Sawtooth National Forest, as well as some time in Salt Lake City. Here is a collection of some of my favorite images from the trip, shot on both digital and film, as seen in a new gallery on my website.