Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chris Jones and the Grey Tokyo Daze

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Chris Jones, ollie into rugged bank, Tokyo 2014

 

This picture is featured in the new issue (at time of writing), Vol.2 Issue 8, of Grey magazine from London, in which I have an article ‘Tokyo Daze’.

I actually wasn’t even on the trip with this poppy Welshman, but our respective crews had an overlap in that eternally intriguing and puzzling city; and the first skate photo I ended up shooting was this one. Wait for the the new video from Colin Read to see this full line; it’ll be a good one..

Also featured in the article (I am told; haven’t seen it yet), are Ben Gore and Glen Fox. Not featured is the photo of them, below, with just one of the omnipresent security guards of Tokyo.

 

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Fox/ Gore/ Security, Tokyo 2014

 

Images copyright Richard Hart.

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Mad Circle Am Team

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Rob Welsh and Pontus Alv- San Francisco, 1998.

Dear The Internet-
Here is a picture of the Mad Circle Amateur team; Alv and Welsh, circa ’98, at my house on lower Haight in SF where I lived in the closet (literally, not metaphorically) for $100 a month.
I was hanging with Rob a lot at the time, which involved me trying to (learn to) shoot pictures, and him making me his back-up filmer instead, for ‘5 Flavors’.. and I think this was Pontus’ first trip Stateside; he would come over and play Mariokart (“fuckin’ Bowser!”). Ah, youth..
Glad I am still friends with these characters, all these years later.
Cheers, gentlemen!

Previously unpublished, photo copyright Richard Hart.

BGP: Animal Chin.

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Kenny Reed

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Kenny Reed- bar hop; Hanoi, Vietnam, 2002

I miss this guy- has anyone seen him?

This trip was a crazy one; it was for an article in Slap which I titled ‘More Fisheyes in the SEA’ (i.e. South-East Asia; I do love a good pun). Hanoi spots were thin on the ground; this was some sort of roller-skate rink. And Ken has one of the best ollies in the business, no doubt about it.

The portrait below is one I just recently came across on a roll of snap-shots from the sweaty streets of Barcelona. That is a whole lot of style sitting on that step right there..

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Kenny Reed and Javi Mendizabal, Barca 2003

Ollie previously published in Slap. Images copyright Richard Hart.

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