Monthly Archives: August 2014

Josh Kasper

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Josh Kasper, Plymouth 2000.

My name is Richard and I went on an Osiris tour..
Yep, at the height of ‘Yosiris’, I had a seat on the coach for a memorably opulent UK tour, with that memorably odd team. None odder than ‘The Kasper’. (Rule: Always be wary of someone who speaks of themselves in the third-person.)
He was a nice enough chap, really; except that, in that busfull of jostling egos, his reigned supreme. He would set up a new complete every day; always giving the post-benihana-ed one to an adoring Kasperholic (remember that word?).
At one demo, someone suggested he do a trick over a step-up gap, to which he replied, stony-faced: “The Kasper doesn’t go up; The Kasper only goes down”.
Well, quite.

Previously unpublished, images copyright Richard Hart.

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Karma Tsocheff/ Doug Saenz

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This bowl made the rounds with the ‘Beautiful Losers’ artshow. I think it was in Berlin then NY, before coming to SF for a bit in 2004. It was set up inside an art museum and I remember I had to get a photo pass to even shoot there (which a friend sorted out). Cool bowl but not terribly interesting to photograph, so I broke out the coloured flash filters…

Karma’s ollie fakie was a ‘gallery’ in Slap, Doug’s smith was in Sugar.

Images copyright Richard Hart.

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