An Interview with Cookie

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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.

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An Interview with Loz Taylor

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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.

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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…

Camera portrait by Jake Heid, riding photos courtesy of Evan Nutt, street photos by Reyes. Interview by Sam. Continue reading

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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