Rob Mentov and the Street Feet crew were out skating the whole time. I met up with them on a couple of nights and we shot some photos while they were filming their newest feature "Equinox." The full feature can be seen when you follow the link below and it is well worth it. Enjoy another solid delivery from Mr. Mentov!
I'd have to say that one of the best parts to having my photos published in skateboard magazines is collaborating with my best friends and seeing their efforts come out in print. There can be days when it seems way easier just to focus your board, quit and take the walk of shame home but the days (or nights, in this case) that really shine through are when the session is a total success, celebrated with high fives and more often than not, victory beers.
In the newest issue of SBC Skateboard, Scott and I managed to get our first photo run together, and nothing really beats that feeling. We've both been out making the effort for a while so when things like this happen you can bet your ass that it feels good.
The idea of trying to start and maintain a career in skateboarding is a daunting one. While we claim that there are "no rules" in skateboarding, we all know this is laughable and that bullshit cliques, fads and other weird trends run the show. If you don't cuff your jeans right, don't skate a certain way or don't vibe with certain people, the lights on your dreams and passions can easily be turned out by someone else with nothing but a piss-poor excuse.
The subject, Kevin Lowry, in this case, seems to have figured out the formula and is "doing it right" in skateboarding. As if style, speed and well thought-out skateboarding wasn't enough, Kevin manages to make it into just about every video ranging from different parts of the world including China, France, the UK, Canada and heavy coverage from the U.S.
What inspired this blog post on a chilly winter day? The answer can be found in Kevin's most recent video part below. Enjoy.