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
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.
Seeing as Big Bobby $kerbz has just finished his new masterpiece, now seemed like a sensible time to hassle him via e-mail for a cobbled together interview. Read on to find out Bob’s thoughts on big subjects such as America, the internet and dog food.
Photos courtesy of Bob. Interview by Sam.
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.
Seeing as some copies of that Antidote video have just landed up, now seemed like a timely time for a civilised chat with the tattooed mind of main-man James Cox.
Read on to hear Coxy’s thoughts on videos, riding in the 90s and the endless quest for lucid dreams.
Photos by Benson, Wozzy and perhaps some other people.