This may be a controversial statement, but it might be said that not many people truly enjoy going out and riding. They might enjoy riding spots, or maybe filming a clip – but for many, the actual act of going out for a long day of aimlessly mooching around with only a slim chance of finding something worth riding seems like a painful experience punctuated with various pathetic cries…
“How much further is it?”
“Is this what we’re riding?”
“Should we just go to Nando’s?”
Luckily, Gaz Hunt is not one of these whingers, and seems to thoroughly enjoy scuzzing around the various towns and cities of the North, un-phased by damp pavements and the endless trudge.
Maybe he’s just easily pleased?
With the ink now dry on his magnum opus — a hefty tome of high-action riding shots and David Carson-esque design trimmings by the name of Nowster Issue 5 — here’s an interview with him about photography, classic UK skating and rope-bridge hijinks.
Interview by Sam and Clarky. Photos by Sam.
Despite what various sources would have you believe, the once-malnourished carcass of printed media is now both healthy and rosy-cheeked – thanks to a rag-tag band of brave and courageous photographers unfazed by lack of cash or cushty office space.
Joe Williams is one such photographer. Hailing from Devon, he uses time-honoured methods to document the South West scene.
Seeing as we’ve just got a few more copies of his latest zine — Blackblock Issue 3 — now seemed like a decent time to pester him with a few questions…
Interview by Sam, photos by Joe. Continue reading
Whilst Cookie might be known to some as one of Britain’s foremost grind-smiths, his adept mastery of the steel stunt-nubbin is just one of the many strings to his bow.
He’s grasped the fine art of egg-poaching, he possesses an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Parisian metro system and he has a wide vocabulary of North East slang seldom heard outside the darkest corners of Sunderland.
As an attempt to lift the lid on this modern-day genius, here’s a very extensive chat with the man himself, covering pretty much every subject we could think of…
Interview by Sam and Clarky, photos by Sam.
This interview originally featured in the first issue of Red Steps a year or two ago – but seeing as Wozzy says some pretty good stuff in it, I thought it was worth whacking onto the internet for the cheapskates to read.
Interview and photos by Sam.
If you’re reading this then you may already know of the man named Loz Taylor. Maybe you bumped into him once whilst sheltering from a summer downpour in an NCP car-park or perhaps you once found him leafing through the contents of your wheelie bin in search of Mr Kipling Fondant Fancies and day-old pastry delights.
But who is the real Loz Taylor—the man behind the myth? What are his living arrangements? And how come he isn’t he allowed in the Co-Op anymore?
Read on for a few answers…
Interview and photos by Sam – originally printed in the second issue of Red Steps.
This is an fairly extensive, in-depth interview with modern-day grind-master and 90East main-man Lino Gonzalez – so I’ll spare any intro-spiel.
Read on for his thoughts on eyewear, street riding and the optimum conditions for editing a video…
Photos by Seth Ethier, Jake Frost and Joe Zuidema. Interview by Sam.
Riders and skaters getting into ‘street photography’ is nothing new. Anyone who’s crammed a hand-me-down SLR into a Jansport in a bid to document dope manoeuvres will have, at some point, tried their hand at snapping candid shots of pigeons, run-down shop fronts and pissed-up vagabonds with no teeth.
But snapping a photo of a complete stranger is a fair bit dodgier than getting a picture of your mate doing a wallride — so not many get beyond shooting sneaky Bart Simpson spy-cam shots approximately 50 feet away from the back of someone’s head.
One rider who bucks the trend is New Jersey mix-section master Chris Reyes, who ditches the usual low-end social commentary in favour of up-front portraits that are actually in focus.
Here’s an interview with him about photography, his new zine and the time he tried to eat 24 hamburgers…
Camera portrait by Jake Heid, riding photos courtesy of Evan Nutt, street photos by Reyes. Interview by Sam. Continue reading