Do you want a Christmas Present? Yeah YOU do, so roll through the infamous 12th and A roll tomorrow for a pre-Christmas miracle.
As predicted, the Full Bleed signing was off the charts last night at Clic Gallery. People of all ages came from all over the tri-state area to show their respect for the last decade of New York City skateboarding. Not to mention that the legend meter was way off the richter scale. Hell, the books completely sold out and the crowd was going wild for the John Hancocks of the Full Bleed squad. For those of you who didn’t make it out through the blistering cold New York, here are some photos I shot of the night’s festivities.
The photographs in FULL BLEED introduce the characters who would personify and capture a culture: There’s the aspiring artist Neck Face and a young videographer named Spike Jonze; a bundled bridge-and-tunnel teen-ager who would become skate icon Mike Vallely; and Harold Hunter, a prominent skater and L.E.S. personality, picked by director Larry Clark to star in the movie “Kids.” The book captures the sensation of flight and movement within heavy, confining spaces, and the sweeping colors of the boards, the graffiti, and the riders as they fly between the gray sky and grayer pavement. – THE NEW YORKER