Momentarily disappointing but it wasn’t all that bad. Look like we’ll be back in business by the end of the week.
I have one more post of old stuff and then the post with the stuff that recently happened and then I’ll probably be mostly caught up for awhile. So yes in the possible near future I will be caught up and back to posting new things. I think. It does look like the next few weeks will be pretty fun filled so there’s a pretty good chance that I’ll get backlogged almost immediately.
Having said all of that here is the Arizona post. There’s not really a ton of skating or food pictures. Mostly just photos I enjoyed. Almost all of it is film. There’s some other post’s with similar awesomeness you can cross-reference, Nick P’s Flickr Set and Ryan’s post on Dude Life as well as the accompanying video. There’s also this video I put up a few weeks ago. Alright let’s get to it.
For most posts people still tell me there’s too much food or too much skating or too much art. This is all Arizona. Not really skating, just pictures I dug. These first few photos came back with some type of odd photo paper melting.
These were shot with a Holga. I scanned them in in sets of 2. You can click on these to see the enlarged version with the 2 photos together. I really like how this looks with the portraits.
This is my third year getting away to the southwest during the winter and it’s always a good rejuvenating vacation.
Tiring but rejuvenating. I probably skate more then than I will all year (all day every day for the whole trip)
Nate as Spicoli?
A rare moment not skating or spacephoning.
Nick looking slick.
I need to head out to the east coast and pay him a visit.
Nick P used to live here.
He also lived in Philly and Portland. He’s lived a bunch of awesome places. I don’t think he could farm in the desert.
Ryan was injured.
He still shredded, filmed, snapped photos, drank beer and generally brought the Dude Life.
Todd caught up with us on the second day of the trip.
His first run in the Tempe bowl was equally sketchy and amazing.
Me, finally fulfilling my life long goal of looking like GSD in Seed Freaks.
Weird. The Wedge.
Ryan bluntslide over the the bench.
We only got to enjoy El Mirage once.
Charlie with a frontsmith.
Smith grinds are the best. I think eventually Suck Luck will be nothing but smith grind photos.
Nick P front D.
We got to see Scott and that’s always a treat.
Remember what I said early about smith photos?
I’m looking forward to rolling around with Scott some time this summer.
Recent Parking Block zinester and all around awesome guy , Brad Wescott. I hope he makes it out here this summer.
Same thing goes for Tim. I’m really inspired by his soda bet. No soda for a whole year! Now he’s working on another year. I’m not sure I could do it.
I’m equally as sad about his recent string of bad luck.(board and camera stolen) Thanks for the szechuans! I hope we get to shred soon.
This day was initially a rain out but we went here and had one a real solid roll around. Simple dry curb spot.
I’d like to get something like this going in the city. I’m keeping my eye out. Let me know if you see any possibilities.
That’s the end of the Holga pictures. 99% of the rest of these are Lomo shots. Here’s some dudes living. Heading towards things that are awesome.
My fascinations don’t change.
I could travel halfway around the world and some of the shots would look like this.
Truck dogs living happily.
Crushing an In N Out burger. Good? Certainly. I’d still take Birchwood or Lincoln Carryouts for my death bed burger.
This kid couldn’t wait to escape the skatepark.
Nick P did an admirable job of capturing the skatecation.
The starbucks is now gone.
The band Journey?
Todd in a desert windstorm.
The Nicks at the North Ditch.
Great spot. Not as easy as you imagine.
I didn’t capture the double rainbow. There might have even been a triple.
Brad. Front Blunt. I love how this came out.
Like I said, I’m on the look out for something similar in Chicago.
We skated there for a few hours and no one bothered us. Eventually a dude about our age rolled through solo and got down to some serious curb dogging. It was personally inspiring.
It was too wet to hit this but I’m betting it’ll develop into something. There was also a double parking block set up. I’m adding this to the list for next year.
The rain outs were pretty brutal. A few times we drove to a park got of the van and rolled around for 5 minutes and then it got drenched.
One the final day there was some pinballing. Charlie pretty much won on his first ball. He got a free game and some Del Taco.
Until next winter. Where will that end up? Portland? Washington? New Mexico? Austin? Boston? Oh wait Boston will be covered in snow.
A few photos from home that were on the rolls.
Next week blizzard photos.
Maybe later this week if it snows and I’m relegated to the indoors.