“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!
A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing privilege of spending an afternoon photographing and hanging out with one of my all time idols and influencers, and the man Transworld Skateboarding named the most influential skateboarder of all time, Mark “The Gonz” Gonzales. Writer, Anthony Pappalardo, and I spent a couple of hours in The Gonz’s studio in lower manhattan where we talked skating, art, bar fights, his new collab with Snoop Dogg and adidas Skateboarding, and helped him stick arrows into a vintage Vivienne Westwood hat…because…Gonz.
The story ran in 2 parts. You can read part one on Jenkem Magazine.
Part 2 can be found at Paper Magazine.
I had a brief stint as a photographer at a portrait studio shooting babies, small children, and even the occasional French Bulldog. To the store’s credit, it also doubled as a scrap-booking boutique….very sophisticated indeed. However, the kids did occasionally give you something great, this one was one of my favorites, and the only photo I brought with me when I left.