And that isn’t how I talk either, but some of the crew did and I love to imitate it. Fo realz, the streets were a constant source of entertainment. I didn’t always carry my camera cuz we were riding to and from spots. And I didn’t shoot much color in those days. It meant money out of pocket as opposed to the bulk film roller-process yourself black and white. But I did bust it out when the situation called for it. Here are a few tidbits that survived the moves and storms and fires. Peace out yo.
While the pros hung out and procrastinated, Adam Ayer 180's down the steps into a demo platform.
During the World Demo, Kareem Campbell nails a gnarly rail (in those days).
Snap Grind on the bricks at City Hospital by Mike "Mikey Dread" Savage. Note the PMA!
Robbie Gangemi pops one over the hip.
Preston Maigater was fun to skate with. Totally humble. Here he is with a big ollie over a small hip.
Blue Davis did these weird tube rides on the outside of the tubes. Kinda like a rock n' roll, sort of.
Adam Ayer. Ollie. Street. Barricade. Fun.
Jahmal didn't want to do this, but I think Noonan pressed him saying it would be a good shot. I walked up and down looking for a good angle. Couldn't find one. But Jahmal did it anyway—a long, fast downhill slide into a underground parking garage.
Ollie snag at Turtles by John____. I'll remember his name. Give me a second.
Didier Munza, a visiting Frenchman, lets go of a ollie grab at Turtles.
Dread recently joked about how we survived on one piece of Newbury Pizza a day. This photo shows that you don't need money to have style.