Almost four years ago i started my zine “Patignar.” Hella inspired by Travis Knapp-Prusik and Mat Yula and their beast work on the skate camp zine “ROOTZ”. Patignar has been a personal project, barely seeing the light of day but a way to catalogue and organize the inner workings of my head. Today i am the proud trader of my latest “Patignar NYC” for copy 59/150 of “Borderline Retarded issue # 8” by Phil Jackson — a long time friend of mr. Yula. @philjacksonphoto
sam margevicius! thanks sam!
Inside contents with Brad Westcott and Dylan James, from Borderline Retarded issue #8
9 Jul 2012 / 6 notes
My new zine is out, buy it here or trade me something cool for it. 5 bucks postage paid at my online store, pay what you wish in person, free if your photo is in it (mail goes out later this week). Trades so far have included: a pair of Lowcard sunglasses, 2 slices of grilled pineapple, a demo CD, a half ear of corn on the cob, Heretic t-shirt c/o mr. barker barrett, and a $20 gift card to a chain clothing store. Trades preferred over money if you haven’t realized already…
9 Jul 2012 / 13 notes
word on the street is it’s zine making season
3 Jul 2012 / 13 notes
$15 gets you a ticket to ride alongside Moontour 2012 via the warped mind of cinematic pioneer Jeremy Tubbs and photographic renaissance man Brad Westcott. Two of the best dudes making the best stuff, this one’s a no brainer folks, buy it now before it’s gone!
Here’s a new zine I did with my buddy Tubbs! It’s from a skate trip we took from Indiana to Arizona and back! The zine comes with the DVD from the trip included!
Check the trailer!
Preview the zine!
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I have a photo in the new Sundays zine issue #6, hot off the presses! Available at finer establishments in the New York metropolitan area, up and down the east coast, or email email@example.com for more info. Thanks Colin!
1 Apr 2012 / 10 notes
The collage I laid out for Shortwave zine in all its color glory…and yet…the black and white photocopy maintains its curious charm…fake it all you want with your instafilters…you still got nothin on a 20 year old xerox machine…
26 Mar 2012 / 7 notes
When and how did you get started with photography?
When I was 12 or 13 I started taking the bus to Philly to skate Love and FDR. We bought disposable cameras to document our travels. I am older now, but the feeling remains the same.
Favorite camera to shoot with?
I have a little Contax T3 point-and-shoot that is really sharp and has almost no shutter lag, so it’s good for action. I shoot everything else with an old Nikon FE2 with a 24mm lens and a small flash —- that setup is completely beat to shit, dented up, etc from being shoved under car seats on the road. But it works great.
Top three reasons to take a photo?
Well, of course there is the first thing that it must be visually striking in some way, at least to you, or in your imagination of the finished shot. Also key is that you respect what it is you’re shooting —- you get nowhere with exploitation or a quick laugh. Finally, you have to be showing people something they haven’t seen before, or something old in a new light.
How has skating influenced your life?
Like most skaters, almost everyone I know is through skating, and it’s how I spend a large chunk of my time. Decisions I have made to avoid alcohol, drugs, eat vegetarian, etc. were from reading interviews with people I looked up to in skating.
City-slicker or wood-chipper?
Although I am frequently in the woods, countryside, desert, etc from traveling and going on skate trips, I am strictly a city person. That thing, instinct, whatever you want to call it, that makes people escape the urban jungle and go be one with nature, I simply do not have.
How’s Brooklyn treating you so far compared to Philly? Do you think the move will influence your work in any way?
In many ways it has been an upgrade, in other ways a downgrade. I still have so much love and respect for Philadelphia, and will always call that city Home. I’m hoping to be more productive up here, and to take advantage of the opportunities that NYC provides, hopefully without getting fat.
Any new projects in the works?
I’ve been working on a history of FDR photo book that is coming out Summer 2012 —- that was 2 years in the making and I’m super psyched that it is done. It’s 170 pages with 25 photographers spanning the park’s 15-year history. I’m also working on a self-published book about the skate house I lived in for 3 years in South Philly. That one is called BADLANDS, named after the house, and it will be out as soon as I’m finished with it.
26 Mar 2012 / 11 notes
I just got a color copy of my friend Tubbs’ zine in the mail from Parking Block Publishing. Support your friends, spend money at small and self-publishers, and if you believe in something, pay for it!!!
15 Jan 2012 / 5 notes
28 Nov 2011 / 9 notes
Friend for life Sergej Vutuc posted about my zine on his blog PlemPlem. Thanks Sergej!
30 Oct 2011 / 4 notes
Things I Get In the Mail Part 2. If you look closely you can see the seems where Drew has frankensteined together the envelope and filled in lines with colored pencil. This is the best envelope design I have ever seen. Not to mention, perfect cursive.
29 Aug 2011 / 13 notes
1x B&W 4x6 photo of a man on the street, with note on back
1x Napkin with P.S. note
1x Ricky & Buddy DVD
1x Sharing Stick. Provenance: Bill Daniel!!
1x Hubba Bubble tape
3x Lolly Pops
1x Tic Tacs, sealed
1x Butterfinger, sealed
1x Loose starburst, sealed
1x Loose Mentos, unsealed
1x Peppermint, sealed
1x Lotto Ticket, used (not a winner but close)
7x Candy Wrappers…empty
Thanks Lila! The empty candy wrappers were my favorite part!
18 Aug 2011 / 13 notes
Things I Get In the Mail Part 1
18 Aug 2011 / 5 notes