I really miss listening to this dude by Laura Rose

the only thing you can ever control is intention. you can't control people's perception of it. you can't control what they make of it. but you can control - through your own sense of moral foundation or barometer or whatever it is that makes you tick - what your intention is, then you try to execute that intention to its best avatar, to its best self. 

-Jon Stewart

Have you ever seen a fogbow? by Laura Rose

rust belt boon - converse x the berrics by Laura Rose

CLICK THROUGH THIS FRAME GRAB FOR VIDEO ON THE BERRICS

CLICK THROUGH THIS FRAME GRAB FOR VIDEO ON THE BERRICS

i could watch street skating all day, every day.. the creative expressions that come out of skaters in different environments never cease to amaze me. my favorite use of found objects here is riding an old basketball backboard in Detroit (above).

the last clip on the number tiles also looks insane to me, as my brain will never understand the footwork that goes into skate tricks. I'll be forever lame, sticking to flat land and HB's (hill bombs / heel bruises)! :)

the skating, the scenery, the cinematography by Laura Rose

After work today, I was shooting some photos around the beach and ran into a friend who had just gotten the James Kelly pro model from Arbor. Even though I'll never be able to use the board in the ways these guys do, it was such a fun, super smooth ride just blazing hella fast down the Boardwalk.. and it would be much better for bombing hills than my Rally! 

That experience led me back to these two James Kelly / Arbor videos when I got home. They inspire me more than most anything on the internet right now, and I've watched them countless times - never less in awe than the first time I watched. They are absolutely beautiful, and this dude is a BADASS with endless style.

In watching these (again), I discovered that GRADE, a full-length film following one year of travel with Arbor's top team riders, has been posted online. I'm stoked to watch since I was unable to make the premiere party last November. Now presenting tonight's bedtime viewing.....

Sweet dreams of flying down mountains!