Interview: Chris Reyes

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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…

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Interview: Dan Price

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Enemy of alarm clocks… friend of the animals… rider of walls… a mystic street-sage, honed during the dark ages of riding. After a self-imposed exile in his Hastings hermitage, the man known as Dan Price has returned to spread the word of back-tyre bonkery and sharp-edged samurai style.

Here’s an interview with him about riding, the early days and the endless quest for truth.

Thanks to Dan Jukes for the modern day photographs, and thanks to Tim Goldie and whoever else took the old photos.
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Interview: Steven Hamilton

This interview was first published in a zine called Red Steps. It was conducted via trans-Atlantic e-mail back in October, 2015. Some things might have changed since then, but whilst I’m not sure if Steven still delivers cleaning products for a living, I’m pretty certain he’s still a snappy dresser who understands the key elements of freestyle.

Photos by Brenden Sullivan, Michael Rausch, Steven Hamilton, Debbie Hamilton, Scott Marceau and Ted Van Orman.

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Interview: Andrew Mick

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Even in today’s world of instant information, mysteries still exist. Did Brendan Watson go to school? Why was Lou Rajsich wearing a cape? And, perhaps most intriguingly, who is Andrew Mick?

No magazine coverage and only a few minutes of video footage — yet a thousand handrails across America still bear the marks of his advanced-level peggery.

With little information on this enigmatic figure, the Central Library set out to find out more…

Hangover tooth photo taken outside the Baltimore Orioles baseball stadium by Bryan Vana. 2017.

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