SLUG Skate Photo Feature: Jeremy Jones

SLUG Skate Photo Feature: Jeremy Jones
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Excuse me while I wax nostalgic (again). Jeremy Jones and the Dirty Hessian videos were my first exposure to Salt Lake City skateboarding back in the mid-’90s. He was skating

Skate Photo Feature: Vinnie Mango

Skate Photo Feature: Vinnie Mango
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“Switch-stance skating is boring,” said Heath Kirchart in an interview with CCS in the late ’90s … Vinnie Mango doesn’t care.

Setting the Record Straight: Brodie Penrod

Setting the Record Straight: Brodie Penrod
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Brodie Penrod is a skateboarder, plain and simple. He is pretty well known south of the point of the mountain as that kid that kills the American Fork skate park, effortlessly doing your whole bag of tricks—all in one line, and switch.  … read more

Photo Essay: The Moral Minority

Photo Essay: The Moral Minority
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With the intent of shedding a new light on the public’s perception of skaters, I have photographed individuals that don’t fit the perceived mold. These people are upstanding members of the community and contribute to society in a positive way. … read more

Getting Dirty with Matty Coles

Getting Dirty with Matty Coles
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Coles doesn’t say a lot—he lets his skating do the talking. He is incredibly humble, yet completely confident in his abilities on a board. I’ve never heard a single complaint or even a curse word come out of his mouth when a spot was hard to skate, or the trick just wasn’t coming, or when I asked him to do a trick that he had never even done before. … read more

Photo Feature: Matt Winskowski

Photo Feature: Matt Winskowski
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The boneless one is a trick I have always liked doing. It’s a classic trick that’s all about style. It was also the second trick I ever learned (it was much more common in 1990). I told Matt that I wanted to shoot a boneless at a street spot. Matt’s response: “What would Peter Hewitt do?” Apparently, he would do something like this. … read more

Photo Feature: Jovi Bathemess

Photo Feature: Jovi Bathemess
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When I think about what draws me to certain skaters, the two biggest factors are style and trick selection. That is what makes Jovi so fun to shoot. He has an East Coast style and a knack for interesting spots. This is a perfect example. … read more

Photo Feature: Matt Fisher

Photo Feature: Matt Fisher
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I have very little time to shoot skateboarding these days. I no longer have day-long skate sessions that cover half the valley, shooting photos here and there as we happen upon spots. These days, photos are planned out as much as possible to minimize the time taken away from my family. This photograph was imagined and planned out, down to every detail. I called up Matt because, in my experience, he can usually produce whatever trick I throw at him. He’s that good. … read more

Photo Feature: Dyllan Call

Photo Feature: Dyllan Call
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I first met Dyllan Call when I was working at Blindside in 2006. He was a skinny, 15-year-old kid who was quickly becoming one of Utah County’s top all-terrain shredders. He skated everything with style and speed, and always had a smile on his face. Fast-forward to 2012: Call is 21 now, he’s 6’3” and grows a better beard than I ever will. … read more

Photo Feature: Devin York

Photo Feature: Devin York
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How many times have you driven past this brick bank-to-rail and thought, “It would be rad if you could skate that”? Then all the reasons not to skate it come to mind: the curb, the bricks, the road it sits on, the height of the rail. Spots aren’t perfect. This is street skating. … read more