Dog. Shooting Matt.

Harrow weekend bash – London, England

Me and my brother Matt Bromley, decided to invite ourselves at Felix Parker and Richard West skate house in Harrow.

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Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2015

Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2015

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Behind the Lens: Arto Saari

I think with digital age it’s a lot more accessible and your learning curve can be faster. At the end of the day, it’s not so much about the gear, it’s more about your view and lighting that makes the picture. You could have the best stove in the world, but it doesn’t make you a great chef.

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Koekie. Lien grind.

Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2014

Maybe too much boozin’ and not enough cruzin’ but we get back to you tomorrow or next year maybe on what really went down….

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Skreech – Del Zorcho

Skreech “Del Zorcho”

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Gareth Drake. Frontside grind.

Kobwebs DIY – England

It was the summer of 2011 that Frank asked his dad if he could put a little wooden mini ramp in his dad’s old cow shed which was just full of beat up old vans and various bits of knackered old equipment. His dad said he could have one corner of the shed. …

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Skateboarding

Harrow weekend bash – London, England

On Friday the keyword was: LETS-GET-OUT-OF-HERE. And so we did.

Me and my brother Matt Bromley, decided to invite ourselves at Felix Parker and Richard West skate house in Harrow.

Backpack filled with beers and camera, and we hit the railway. Here are few pics about a gnarly weekend of backyard mini ramp session, pit stop at the infamous rough Harrow skatepark, and… guns! Thanx Felix and Rich it was supersick!’

Photos + words by David “Dog” Vivaldini

Richard West. Frontside slash grind.

Richard West. Frontside slash grind.

Felix Parker. Backside one foot tailblock.

Felix Parker. Backside one foot tailblock.

Matt Bromley. Frontside slash grind.

Matt Bromley. Frontside slash grind.

 

For more photography from Dog, check out his Tumblr: www.whodafaqisdog.tumblr.com

Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2015

Cruise and Booze – 2015 (video collab with Share Skateboarding x Confusion Magazine)

All photos by EDDIE THINK

Pjotr Meerding. Sweeper.

Pjotr Meerding. Sweeper.

Front smith.

Björn Klotz. Front smith.

Tim Bijsterveld (BE). Tailbone.

Tim Bijsterveld (BE). Tailbone.

Jelle maatman making the transfer after a few too many attempts and a few too many beers.

Jelle maatman making the transfer after a few too many attempts and a few too many beers.

Jarne Verbruggen. Frontside melon grab.

Jarne Verbruggen. Frontside melon grab.

Szymon Stachon. 5-0 grind around the corner.

Szymon Stachon. 5-0 grind around the corner.

Front smith.

Björn Klotz. Lien to tail.

Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside boneless in the corner.

Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside boneless in the corner.

Yeelen Moens. Nosegrind.

Yeelen Moens. Nosegrind.

Jeroen Sars. Tailgrab.

Jeroen Sars. Tailgrab.

Tim Bijsterveld. Andrecht.

Tim Bijsterveld. Andrecht.

Nick Bax. Front feeble.

Nick Bax. Front feeble.

Daan Van der Linden. Frontside ollie.

Daan Van der Linden. Frontside ollie.

Jacopo Carozzi. Stalefish for the win!

Jacopo Carozzi. Stalefish for the win (with team mate Dan van der Linden!

Results:
1) Team Puff Tuff: Jacopo Carozzi (Italy) and Daan van der Linden (NL) – 500 euro
2) Team Coins: Szymon Stachon (Belgium) and Maarten van den Bossche (Belgium) – 200 euro
3) Team 100%: Nick Bax (NL) and Jeroen Sars (NL) – 100 euro
4) Team Jean Jaques: Jarne Verbruggen (Belgium) and Yeelen Moens (Belgium)

Behind the Lens: Arto Saari

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Interview by Fernando Elvira
All photos by Arto Saari
(except skate photo of Arto by Kynan Tait)

[Editor’s note: for one reason or another this interview from around two years ago never made it into the print magazine as it was originally intended. So before it gets too out of date, here is Arto Saari‘s behind the lens feature. Thanks, and really sorry, Arto and Fernando, that this piece never found a place in the print mag]

Fernando Elvira: Hello Arto, what’s your plan for today and the rest of the week?

Arto Saari: I just got back from a trip to Australia, I was shooting skateboarding for Oakley, so a lot of jet lag, editing photos, skateboarding and spending time with my family… there will be pool sessions on too, for sure!

Seems to me like photography is a bit like skating, the more you do it, the better you get, do you agree?

I do agree, the more you shoot, even though it’s the same subject, even you can find new ways to do it and make it better and pleasing to the eye.

Rune Glifberg - FS Ollie

Rune Glifberg – FS Ollie

Who were you looking up to when you started skating and why?

Early Plan B guys, Girl dudes, Toy Machine, Zero and Flip dudes. That was kinda where I drew inspiration from.

And also, who were you looking up to when you started (seriously) taking photos and why?

Skin Phillips for his b/w or natural light photos, Oliver Barton and Ryan Allan for lighting stuff up. Lately I’ve been really inspired by Hedi Slimane, Richard Avedon and Michael Muller for portraits. And James Nachtwey for reportage.

Trippy Trees

Trippy Trees

What would be your ideal photo equipment to take on a road trip?

Leica M-P with 50 mm noctalux and few other lenses.

 

Dylan Rieder. Waterfall front flip.

Dylan Rieder. Waterfall front flip.

I think the over-production of skateboarding photography sometimes kills a bit of the magic. I saw Tobin Yelland taking (film) pictures of an unknown guy called Chad Muska in Las Vegas (20 years ago) with much less equipment than photographers carry on these days. What’s you view on that?, how much equipment do you carry yourself?

Depends on what I am doing and what the job requires. Right now I’ve got one case for flashes that weighs 31 kilos and a camera back pack with lenses etc. I personally prefer natural light over mass amounts of flashes if you can get the image you want with out all the gear. Sometimes it’s not possible though.

Dylan Reider. Kickflip. Australia.

Dylan Rieder. Kickflip. Australia.

What type of advice would you share with a photography beginner? Do you think it is an expensive “hobby”?

I think with digital age it’s a lot more accessible and your learning curve can be faster. At the end of the day, it’s not so much about the gear, it’s more about your view and lighting that makes the picture. You could have the best stove in the world, but it doesn’t make you a great chef. As for a beginner, shoot and shoot more regardless what you do it with.

Ella

Ella

Do you take pictures with your mobile phone? These gadgets can be very useful when one has no camera around, they make them now with crazily good resolution capabilities, don’t you think?

I love all the small gadgets and iPhone cameras. You can make great pictures with ‘em.

Double Jelly

Double Jelly

What’s your present skating time like? You have accomplished pretty much every skater’s wet dream, to have your own backyard pool, how awesome is that?

Having my own pool has been a blessing for sure. I’ve had the chance to witness some great boarding and people thoroughly enjoy it. I am very happy about that.

Ali- Hippy Jump

Ali Boulala – Hippy Jump

What’s the best skating you have witnessed in your life and which new tricks would you like to learn yourself?

I must say the last trip I went on and witnessed some pure gnar go down by Sheckler, Rune, Curren and Koston. I am always amazed by Tom K and his approach to spots. Greyson Fletcher is absolutely on fire right now and David Gonzalez holds nothing back!

Oscar Front Board

Oscar Front Board

Thanks a lot for your time, Arto, please feel free to express your gratitude and salutations.

I would like to thank my family and friends for being there through good and the rough patches. Same goes to all my sponsors!

Thank you skateboarding!

– Interview by Fernando Elvira

Arto Saari-Feeble Photo by Kynan Tait

Arto Saari. Feeble in his backyard. Photo by Kynan Tait

For more Arto Saari photos, check out his blog at: artosaari.tumblr.com

Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2014

The second edition of Area 51’s CRUISE AND BOOZE was a blast. Teams of two skaters from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Basque Country and England showed up in Eindhoven to have more like a session than an actual contest, the way it should be. In the end, Szymon Stachon and Maarten van den Bossche from Belgium rolled away with the win, followed closely by crowd favorites Jake Snelling and Joe Howard from England who annihilated the deep end with endless combos of old school vert style lip tricks and aerial variations. In third place were locals Nick Bax & Jeroen Sars who floated stylish airs over every hip in the bowl as well as grinding down every inch of coping. The contest was over but everyone was still craving for more… so the party continued into the city until wee hours of the morning. This years event is going to be more boozing, more cruising and more good times! If you can make it to Eindhoven tomorrow, Saturday March 21st, you’d be making a mistake not to go!!

Photos: Jonathan Hay
Video: Ziggy Schaap

Daan van der Linden. Backside ollie in the corner.

Daan van der Linden. Backside ollie in the corner.

Koekie. Lien grind.

Koekie. Lien grind.

Szymon Stachon with a lofty air in the corner.

Szymon Stachon with a lofty air in the corner.


Joe Howard. Thruster.

Joe Howard. Thruster.

Jake Snelling. Sweeper.

Jake Snelling. Sweeper.

Jake Snelling. Off the extension. That's all.

Jake Snelling. Roll in off the extension.

Joe Howard. Backside boneless off the extension.

Joe Howard. Backside boneless off the extension.

Szymon Stachon. Going into a backside disaster on the extension.

Szymon Stachon. Going into a backside disaster on the extension.

Diego Doural. Backside boneless from the extension.

Diego Doural. Backside boneless on the Knock Out Blocks.

Joe Howard. Staight up 5-0 grind.

Joe Howard. Straight up 5-0 grind.

Jake Snelling. Invert to texas plant. Believe it... or not.

Jake Snelling. Invert to texas plant. Believe it… or not.

Koekie. Lien grind.

Koekie. Lien grind.

Nick Bax. Stand up 5-0 grind.

Nick Bax. Stand up 5-0 grind.

Daan van der Linden. Nosegrind.

Daan van der Linden. Nosegrind.

Robiaan Fifield. Crail slide.

Robiaan Fifield. Crail slide.

Lenore Sparks. DEATH BOX grind. When no one else saw it. If you grind a death box in a bowl, and nobody saw it, was it really sawed.

Lenore Sparks. DEATH BOX grind.

Joe Howard over Jake Snelling. For the win...

Joe Howard over Jake Snelling. For the win…

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Knock Out Blocks crew. Fuck you too.

Knock Out Blocks crew. Fuck you too.

Cruise and Booze “warm up” session by Confusion Magazine

Cruise and Booze contest by On the Roll

For Cruise and Booze 2013, check the link: www.confuzine.com/2013/04/22/booze-cruise-area-51-skatepark-eindhoven-holland/

Diego Doural, Ben, Jake Snelling, Joe Howard and Mike van der Ouderaa.

Diego Doural, Ben, Jake Snelling, Joe Howard and Mike van der Ouderaa.

Skreech – Del Zorcho

Skreech as “Del Zorcho

Filmed and Edited by Skip / IrvineSucksDotCom

Confusion Magazine - issue #7 - Skreech acid dropping the diving board.  Photo: Jamie Camp

Confusion Magazine – issue #7 – Skreech acid dropping the diving board. Photo: Jamie Camp

Confusion – Issue #7 – Skreech cover + Skreech feature. Buy here. 4 bucks + 3 bucks shipping.