Everyday HybridityDr Paul O'Connor
"Skateboarding is about exploring, conquering and documenting new terrain, it’s about pushing the boundaries about what you can physically do on a board, and the best sites are often a beautiful accident,” says Henry Edwards-Wood, 25, a skateboard film-maker who is campaigning for the Southbank site to stay put."
The secret colonies of graffiti artists and skateboarders from the BBC
Nice to see this getting some coverage. I mentioned this story a couple of weeks ago, and regular followers of this blog know that I like to talk about skateboarding and the intimacies of space. (Go here - here - here, and here)
What struck me with this little piece is that the two leading images, from Getty images are totally out of synch with the what we would regard as decent skateboarding photos. With such a rich and talented culture of skateboarder-photographers out there, these images immediately would strike most skateboarders as an ‘outsider’ piece. Only the images garnered later in the piece from Flickr and other sources actually capture some of the characteristics of a good skateboard photo.
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