max palmer in sunny red hook brooklyn - summer 2013

max palmer in sunny red hook brooklyn - summer 2013

23 Jul 2014 / 30 notes

jersey drew and delaware josh - parisite park / new orleans / this winter
we were stoked to roll through new orleans on our winter jaunt this year. shitty weather and a really unfortunate death in the skate scene (RIP) put a damper on things. great town tho, hope to be back soon
word has it josh is on a cross country solo motorcycle trip right now - maybe even alaska bound. i know you don’t do too much internetting josh, but if you read this - good luck out there man

jersey drew and delaware josh - parisite park / new orleans / this winter

we were stoked to roll through new orleans on our winter jaunt this year. shitty weather and a really unfortunate death in the skate scene (RIP) put a damper on things. great town tho, hope to be back soon

word has it josh is on a cross country solo motorcycle trip right now - maybe even alaska bound. i know you don’t do too much internetting josh, but if you read this - good luck out there man

22 Jul 2014 / 15 notes

big T turning his back on americana. york, PA. maybe my first flag photo?

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue

big T turning his back on americana. york, PA. maybe my first flag photo?

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue

21 Jul 2014 / 23 notes

Slim on a palette run, Austin TX.

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue

Slim on a palette run, Austin TX.

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue

21 Jul 2014 / 25 notes

dreams-of-living-loud asked: So I was just wondering, do you and your homies just travel, camp, and skate around the country? I really admire that and it's a huge dream of mine except I'm into snowboarding. Any tips/pointers

sure, i’ve got advice. save your pennies. learn to cook, avoid buying shit you don’t need, don’t snort or drink your paycheck away and then go out there and get some - no time like the present. find people that you vibe with - pick your conspirators carefully. nothing like being in a car with someone for 3 weeks straight to really find out what you hate about them…and also love.

pick a destination - it doesn’t really matter where. do your research but be willing to abandon the plan. stay on your toes - weather is usually pretty unpredictable, parties pop up, cars break down…

whatever you’re traveling to do, odds are the scene is pretty small and if you give a shit about it you will find the other people who care the same as you. those are your kindred spirits - the kinds of friends you keep for life.

it helps to have a job that is flexible. my friends and i all work in various capacities - some wear a white collar, some wear a blue one. some deliver pizza or wash windows - ive always been a firm believer that what ya do and what ya do for a livin can be 2 very different things. whoever your boss is, learn how to sweet talk em.

one last thing, and i hope people take this the right way. there’s a lot of tumblrs out there chock full of inspiring shit. a visual smorgasbord of eye candy which is supposed to inform their creative impulses. sometimes i wonder - what are people doing with all that inspiration?  i hope they get out from behind the glowing screen often enough to make something of their own to share.

that’s all for now. good luck bud.

21 Jul 2014 / 52 notes

I was a suburban boy – taking day trips to the city was super raw for me. Running from undercover cops posing as homeless people at Love. Getting screamed at by FDR locals for getting in their way (yeah, we definitely were). Skating through the hood in bombed out north philly zones.
I’d like to thank anyone who I have ever been able to shoot a photo of. It really is a burden to be put on display – I recognize that and I feel very fortunate that my friends have let me document our lives together. It’s something that I take really seriously, and believe in the importance of doing.
-typical culture interview from yesterday. thanks zack

I was a suburban boy – taking day trips to the city was super raw for me. Running from undercover cops posing as homeless people at Love. Getting screamed at by FDR locals for getting in their way (yeah, we definitely were). Skating through the hood in bombed out north philly zones.

I’d like to thank anyone who I have ever been able to shoot a photo of. It really is a burden to be put on display – I recognize that and I feel very fortunate that my friends have let me document our lives together. It’s something that I take really seriously, and believe in the importance of doing.

-typical culture interview from yesterday. thanks zack

17 Jul 2014 / 25 notes

zine release for borderline retarded #10 - the death issue / closing reception for temporary autonomous aggro zone. sunday july 27th from 4-6pm at marginal utility in philadelphia. see yas there???

zine release for borderline retarded #10 - the death issue / closing reception for temporary autonomous aggro zone. sunday july 27th from 4-6pm at marginal utility in philadelphia. see yas there???

14 Jul 2014 / 10 notes

half sold out - thanks everybody for the support - link here - blah blah blah - dog bless america - over and out

half sold out - thanks everybody for the support - link here - blah blah blah - dog bless america - over and out

14 Jul 2014 / 13 notes

i’ve been skateboarding for coming up on 18 years. like most of you out there i’ve been through my fair share of sketchy shit involving trespassing, injuries, and generally risky situations. but this winter we went on a serious mission with only a general outline of what it involved. mostly it was your basic hike through the desert / federal trespassing scenario, but at one point we had to barefoot cross a mossy, gushing waterfall - and i can honestly say that if any of us had fucked up it would mean certain death.
at some point we all have to ask ourselves, is this worth it? do i care enough about this to put my life in danger?
from the final issue of borderline retarded - #10, the death issue. you can still get copies over here

i’ve been skateboarding for coming up on 18 years. like most of you out there i’ve been through my fair share of sketchy shit involving trespassing, injuries, and generally risky situations. but this winter we went on a serious mission with only a general outline of what it involved. mostly it was your basic hike through the desert / federal trespassing scenario, but at one point we had to barefoot cross a mossy, gushing waterfall - and i can honestly say that if any of us had fucked up it would mean certain death.

at some point we all have to ask ourselves, is this worth it? do i care enough about this to put my life in danger?

from the final issue of borderline retarded - #10, the death issue. you can still get copies over here

13 Jul 2014 / 49 notes

“Combine the pirate-utopian ideals of anarchist writer and poet Hakim Bey, the aesthetic of 1980s Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, and a pinch of collaboration, and you have the works of Phil Jackson, Rick Charnoski, and Coan Buddy Nichols. Like illustrations for Bey’s 1991 essay Temporary Autonomous Zone, the photos and film on view at Marginal Utility convey the uprising, self-governance, utopia and anarchy Bey advocates with the love and enthusiasm of an insider.”
some more press for Temporary Autonomous Aggro Zone on The Artblog
TAAZ is up through july 27th at Marginal Utility - 319a n. 11th street, 2nd floor in philadelphia. gallery hours on saturdays and sundays from 12-6pm

Combine the pirate-utopian ideals of anarchist writer and poet Hakim Bey, the aesthetic of 1980s Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, and a pinch of collaboration, and you have the works of Phil Jackson, Rick Charnoski, and Coan Buddy Nichols. Like illustrations for Bey’s 1991 essay Temporary Autonomous Zone, the photos and film on view at Marginal Utility convey the uprising, self-governance, utopia and anarchy Bey advocates with the love and enthusiasm of an insider.”

some more press for Temporary Autonomous Aggro Zone on The Artblog

TAAZ is up through july 27th at Marginal Utility - 319a n. 11th street, 2nd floor in philadelphia. gallery hours on saturdays and sundays from 12-6pm

10 Jul 2014 / 10 notes

clouds on i-70, western PA
from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue. on sale now

clouds on i-70, western PA

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue. on sale now

9 Jul 2014 / 15 notes

in the sweet by and by, peak’s island ME
from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue. on sale now

in the sweet by and by, peak’s island ME

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue. on sale now

9 Jul 2014 / 92 notes

jersey drew and willy akers, lincoln city OR.
from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue. on sale now

jersey drew and willy akers, lincoln city OR.

from borderline retarded #10 - the death issue. on sale now

9 Jul 2014 / 23 notes

borderline retarded number 10 - THE DEATH ISSUE out now

i’ve been making this zine once a year for 4th of july since 2005. this is the last and final issue.

i always thought 10 years would be a good stopping point. if you love something, set it on fire

7 Jul 2014 / 55 notes

the death issue

the death issue

3 Jul 2014 / 10 notes