jersey drew, salton sea CA
i first heard of the salton sea from rick & buddy’s film “fruit of the vine” which i first saw when i was a teenager and didn’t really appreciate. i was a street skater and seeing these older dudes skate pools in b/w just didn’t really compute. but when i was 18 i took my first trip cross country with my friend and cohort delaware josh, and while staying in huntington beach we decided to take a trip out to the desert and try to get in on the salton sea action. winging it was the stupidest idea ever and we didn’t find jack, just some square pools filled with tumbleweeds and rotting fish. this was pre gps and pre satellite view iphoneage… relying on our wits, we came up short. but it was a good lesson - sometimes skateboarding involves not skateboarding and its more about the journey blah blah blah blah blah. this photo was taken years later when we had proper directions to the actual stuff there was to skate, a couple months before that pool was bulldozed, and i feel lucky to have gotten to ride some of the classic skate stuff around the country. if you have time try to look up the history of the salton sea, it’s a pretty interesting geological disaster turned resort town turned dystopian fucked up future…

jersey drew, salton sea CA

i first heard of the salton sea from rick & buddy’s film “fruit of the vine” which i first saw when i was a teenager and didn’t really appreciate. i was a street skater and seeing these older dudes skate pools in b/w just didn’t really compute. but when i was 18 i took my first trip cross country with my friend and cohort delaware josh, and while staying in huntington beach we decided to take a trip out to the desert and try to get in on the salton sea action. winging it was the stupidest idea ever and we didn’t find jack, just some square pools filled with tumbleweeds and rotting fish. this was pre gps and pre satellite view iphoneage… relying on our wits, we came up short. but it was a good lesson - sometimes skateboarding involves not skateboarding and its more about the journey blah blah blah blah blah. this photo was taken years later when we had proper directions to the actual stuff there was to skate, a couple months before that pool was bulldozed, and i feel lucky to have gotten to ride some of the classic skate stuff around the country. if you have time try to look up the history of the salton sea, it’s a pretty interesting geological disaster turned resort town turned dystopian fucked up future…

12 Sep 2014 / 13 notes

chris being weird w some dogz - BYE BYE

chris being weird w some dogz - BYE BYE

12 Sep 2014 / 11 notes

food prep, skatopia, rutland OH

food prep, skatopia, rutland OH

12 Sep 2014 / 21 notes

new lens ayyyyyyy scanning film iz alwayz funn

new lens ayyyyyyy scanning film iz alwayz funn

11 Sep 2014 / 27 notes

TALK IS CHEAP - this weekend i took a trip to philly to do a quick and dirty photocopy show at alter street arts & cultural society. here’s an iphone dump - apt floor layouts, trimming photocopies, the good employees at staples copy & print center, install + the show. thanks to vans and ryan dewitt for sponsoring it, scott and brad for all their help with the show, and everybody who came out, this was really fun

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rejected shirt idea from my show.  in hindsight, i really like this idea and a part of me wishes i had gone with my gut. ended up going with PAY YOUR DUES instead

rejected shirt idea from my show.  in hindsight, i really like this idea and a part of me wishes i had gone with my gut. ended up going with PAY YOUR DUES instead

8 Sep 2014 / 16 notes

vansart:

Don’t miss out on the last First Friday show, Talk Is Cheap, featuring photographs and text by Phil Jackson, which starts Friday, Sept. 5th, presented by Vans & ASA & CS. 

mañana - see youse there

vansart:

Don’t miss out on the last First Friday show, Talk Is Cheap, featuring photographs and text by Phil Jackson, which starts Friday, Sept. 5th, presented by Vans & ASA & CS. 

mañana - see youse there

4 Sep 2014 / Reblogged from vansart with 28 notes

save thee dayte - phirst phriday septimbre 6th, TALK IS CHEAP

save thee dayte - phirst phriday septimbre 6th, TALK IS CHEAP

24 Aug 2014 / 15 notes

philjacksonphoto:

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

thanks to everybody for the support so far. copies over meow

5 Aug 2014 / Reblogged from philjacksonphoto with 72 notes

ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVES. GOOD LUCK IN PR DOG. MISS U ALRDY. SEE YOU SOON THO

ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVES. GOOD LUCK IN PR DOG. MISS U ALRDY. SEE YOU SOON THO

30 Jul 2014 / Reblogged from philjacksonphoto with 195 notes

metaphyblog asked: You have some rad work dude!

thanks a lot man, thats very nice of you to say. i try to keep in mind that doin the best we can is all we can do

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