Bio: I have no family. My mother put me in debt 100K ten years ago through forging my signature for credit cards and school loans. I was about to start law school. I had a full ride. I wanted to change this country. I studied Marxist Social Theory, Game Theory, Class Inequality, Systems of Labor Management, Criminology, and Japanese Culture. I speak Japanese and have lived in Portland for 34 years. Everything that’s happened to me made me who I always wanted to be.
“When I started I really wanted to do something different. In a lot of skate photos the skater’s face isn’t super visible and I wanted people who see my photos to recognize the skaters I photograph in the street. So I added the portraits. I’ve been using photoshop for 20 years and I like to try to tell a story as simply as possible. Ohh yeah I also planned to release a print magazine three years ago but a crooked cop didn’t like how well spoken I was so he put a buncha false charges on me and I had to spend $5000 (the magazine savings) on a lawyer. I’m still free but as a result I just put out a bunch of the photos that were going to go in the mag. Those were a lot of the edited photos with skaters faces or bodies superimposed over the skate photo. Everyone seems hyped! Thank you Confusion Mag! DIY for life.” – Ethan Walsh
Also I included a kooky-ass pic of myself in my halloween ‘costume.’ I make shirts, hats, and do stick n poke tatts for all the homies.
And thanks to Lipstick Skateboards for backing me. And also thanks to Smart Collective Skateshop.