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Kernow Punks is a photo series shot by Jim Taylor, focusing on the band Bobby Funk.
The accompanying zine is 16 pages, staple bound on 130gsm silk paper. Each spread of the zine (apart from the first which features the introductory text) consists of double-page spreads, one photo to each spread.
Click here to have a read of the full review!
Pick one up from Jim's shop here.
Sunday Service is a skate zine dedicated to a trip to Stuttgart with the Wolftown Skateboards crew, made by Alex Ramsell.
You can also have a look at a couple of the photos from the zine as well as watch of the trip edit below the review!
Zine and clip features Henry Fox, Alex Ramsell, Christopher Emery, Rajinder Sami, Flip Lange, Matt Cullis and Artur der Gohl.
This issue of the zine is the most international one yet, with contributions from all over the U.K, Canada, Spain, Japan and even South Korea!
Dave Adlington at Spotter on the cover,
Expression and Aggression, by Sam Barnard,
A sizeable photo gallery featuring Seaghan Crawley, Dae Geun Ahn, Furuwatari Yuki, Callum McRobbie, Dan Wisbeach, Moggins, Sam Pulley, Rob Jones, Adam Keys and Adam Paris.
A Manchester scene check from Dave Morgan featuring Zach Riley, Keanu Robson and more,
An interview with Kernow ex-pat Rob Jones,
South Korea by John Finucane and Ikbal Namani,
A look at the Toronto girl scene from Aimee Robinson,
An interview with Devon ripper Matt Beer,
and finally an interview with Tom Seaton, owner of Camp Hillcrest.
Contributors for this issue are; Craig Dodds, Matt Clarke, Danny Parker, Tom Quigley, Masahiro Yoshimoto, Sam Barnard, John Finucane, Ikbal Namani, Aimee Robinson, Stella Grob, Dave Morgan, Martyn Tambling, Tom Seaton, Jas Brett and Johnny Haynes.
Aaron Wilmot interviewed by Saul Crumlish
Aaron Body Jars at Livi. Photo: Russ Hall
Saul: Right, where do you usually skate, and who do you mostly skate with?
Aaron: Living in Glasgow, so nearby I've got Kelvin groove, it's sick there. Usually skate with David Cosmo (Adam Paris), Rupert Dogman (Ruari), Small (Saul), Freddy, Shezz and Dunder. There are so many shreds in Glasgow so anywhere you go you can get a session.
S: For sure it's a sick crew! If you could go anywhere with your skateboard where would it be?
A: Japan! I heard some stories of it's crazy streets and DIY that's been built there, I think there's talk of a trip there with a UK crew. I'd like to build something out there as well and they do have some sick parks.
S: That sounds sick, DIY spots have been popping up everywhere!
Dog Piss at Inverkeithing. Photo: Russ Hall
A: Ruari has actually built a concrete skatepark in Edinburgh, it's legit. Stoked on it and what he's doing for the scene there. Type skate jail into Youtube and watch 45 minutes of the best shit ever!
S: Yeah I've still not been through, need to get a sesh there! Seen the edit, crazy! What's your favourite / go to trick?
A: Hand turns and airs... as many as I can get. Hanging up and making it, probably the best one.
S: Definitely! Those are the best ones! The ones where you nearly died but stuck it anyway! Finally, anyone helping you out and getting you stoked?
A: Haha word. Stu at Lovenskate for boards and Rock Solid for trucks, big love for Manhead for the shoes. Thanks to Ruari and Paris for being the most vicious people too.
Saul Crumlish Interviewed by Aaron Wilmot
Saul Frontside Airs at Saughton. Photo: Russ Hall
Aaron: Right mate I got you! First Question, how long you been skating for and how did you get into it?
Saul: About four years and my dad got me into it!
A: So your dad's been taking you skating with him since you were young that's sick. Where's some of the best places you've skated?
S: Probably Fælledparken in Copenhagen, Stappel (Malmo) and La Kantera in Bilbao! Endless lines and rad crews!
A: I've been to them all, they are gnarly and loads of fun for a crew. Who you been skating with recently and who's killing it?
S: Well, just back from Copenhagen so was skating with Viggie, Rasmus, William, Chris and all those boys. They rip!
Frontside Nosegrind at Saughton. Photo: Russ Hall
A: What's Glasgow's crew and vibes like for you? You getting juiced from skating with people like Adam Paris and Freddie Lusk?
S: Yeah man Glasgow's crew is sick and everyone's killing it right now, but there's not that much transition to skate, there's only one vert ramp (if you're counting QPVR) and Kaos just closed which is gonna suck for the Winter...
A: Word, we need vert! Safe fella any folk you want to thank for anything?
S: Cheers Shiner for hooking us up with boards and wheels, Volcom for some gear now and again, Manhead for hooking us up with Vans, Dave and Perry at Pyramid and my family for always being supportive and taking me places!
Schneller is a self-published photobook by photographer Lewis Holt. The book is (aside from the foreword and thank you pages) entirely photographic, documenting DIY culture across the UK, Amsterdam, Germany and Prague. The photos in the book are entirely shot on 35mm film, as according to Lewis; "shooting on film encompassed the do it or die attitude of skateboarding, the feel of the photos and the book is intended to aid the information within the content."
The photos are spread between;
- Familiar (Sheffield and 2er in Hannover) and unfamiliar DIY spots, both at home and abroad,
- Park shots, including a particularly great looking undercover vert ramp,
- and photos of Lewis' crew he travelled with!
There is quite a bit of variety in the layout of the photos, some being spread across two pages, some doubling up on one page, some landscape shots being centred in the middle of a portrait page, some shots showing the film rebate and others not. This serves to keep things fresh as you work through the large amount of pages included!
As far as I can tell, the book is laid out in a loosely chronological order of Lewis' travels to each spot, although some images appear out of sequence. This looseness keeps the viewer interested as they work through the book, with the odd surprise just as as you were beginning to "flick" through the pages.
The overall quality of the book is great, reminding me of Adam Todhunter's Domesday Zine in a couple of ways. It's printed on thicker than average paper and the photos have great tonal and colour range. The book is really thick too, and because of this is perfect bound.
I decided to pick up a copy of Sam Barnard's The Stale Zine after seeing the cover on Instagram, it just looked cool, and ironically is firmly in the traditional zine format, the antithesis of Instagram really.
After an introduction with a needless apology for the zine's quality (it's rad), and a photo of Sam ripping the deep end of a cool looking bowl, we get to an editorial piece on the effect of skateboarding being included in the Olympics.
Next up is an interview with Noam of Have Fun, a crew / company out of Colorado discussing the local scene, running a small company, music tastes and skate comps, alongside a couple of photos of Noam himself, I particularly like the one shown below! Such an awkward trick.
Finally we have a couple of pages filled with punk band recommendations!
Overall, The Stale Zine is a rad little zine, and a great first issue, for me the strongest parts being the design elements at work, and the punk reviews. Looking forward to the next one!
Issue two of Hangup Zine is available now! This issue features;
- An interview with Jack Kenward, one of the dudes behind the Outback DIY at Empire Skatepark,
- An interview with artist Jack Hamilton,
- Photo galleries from Sam Hutchinson and Tom Bailey,
- Aaron Wilmot and Saul Crumlish interviewing each other,
- A gallery featuring Philippe da Rosa, Sherburt Dipdab, Joe Howard, Blinky, Andrew Dellas and Jordan Thackeray!
Contributors are Monkeyglove Matt, Craig Dodds, Paul Graham, Paul Jackson, Jack Hamilton, Sam Hutchinson, Tom Bailey and Russ Hall.
Alfie Carleton on the cover with a frontside pull in off a makeshift extension at Bridges skatepark, Belfast shot by Craig Dodds!
Message me by email (hanguponline at gmail.com, or facebook/instagram = hanguponline) for payment details. £2.00 each + stickers! If any shops want any message me too, we'll sort something out!
I first became aware of Sander Rodenhuis' Essay Zine when he messaged me for a copy of Hangup Zine 1. Essay Zine is out of the Netherlands and focuses on; "worldwide skateboarders and photographers, but also on other content like art and non-skateboarding photography." You can order yourself a zine at http://essayzine.bigcartel.com/ as well as check out their Tumblr at http://essayzine.tumblr.com/ where they post live updates and occasional event coverage such as this recent one from Rotterdam Pooligans.
Essay Zine 1 was shot between October 15 and April 16, but mainly features (what looks like) one session in Thialf, Arnhem skating a combination of launch ramps, benches and ledges, and it looks like the cover was shot here too, Fabric's Douwe Macare with a typically solid Back Smith.
Other photos in the issue include a shot from those downhill stairs popularised by Mark Baines etc, and a standout shot of Sebastian Vijverberg at a rad looking skatepark. Stoked on the border that's used on a couple of the images throughout the zine!
Moving onto Issue 2, the difference between the two is substantial! Where Issue 1 is more of a traditional photozine, Issue 2 is a perfect-bound, professional looking monster! 63 pages of multiple interviews, checkouts, galleries and even adverts with a much wider-reaching scope.The zine opens with an editorial about how much longer than expected this zine took to produce, however with Issue 1 being shot between October 15 and April 16, Issue 2 seems to have been produced very quickly! Especially considering the increased size, printing cost, and scope of Issue 2!
The issue kicks things off proper with a large Gallery section featuring Wouter Molenaar, Robbin De Wit and a whole host of other rippers, ending on a particularly amazing handrail 5050 from an elusive dude just called "James" shot by Antony Allison, who has his own feature later on in the zine.
Following this is an interview with photographer Daniel Munchnik featuring rad shots of Matt Lane, Matty Hunt and even a couple of hand-coloured photos (spread below)! I love how Sander has laid out this page, with the photos real small and text surrounding, it really makes you study each photo more, and gives more value to them on the page for this.
Following features on photographer Ruud Rijkers and Loose Skateboard Company, we reach my favourite part of the zine. The display section is filled with non-skate imagery, with Sander providing the first couple of spreads himself with some collage-style work (examples below). Great use of colour in that second spread! The section goes on to show Ethan Rhoads' contemporary photography, including a shot from what looks like some kind of light installation! The final contributor to the display section is Jeroen Kooren with a selection of paintings, something not often seen in a skate zine. These remind me of Van Gogh but I wouldn't say I know much about painting! However I will say they are photographed / scanned in very well for the zine!
First up in the Articles section of the site is a review of Craig Dodds' excellent Municipality zine. If anyone would like to write an article, do a review or send in anything to review feel free to get in contact!
I recently received Craig Dodds' zine Municipality. I was expecting a traditional skateboard zine, but it’s actually something more interesting, examining the peripheries involved with skateboarding.
The cover of the zine is interesting as it’s the only photograph in the zine containing a skateboard (apart from one shot of two women taking a selfie). At first glance I thought the birds on the cover were hand drawn along with theMunicipality title, when in actual fact they make up the top half of the cover photograph. This creates a separation of the cover into three distinct parts.
Skateboarding seems to be a magnet to which strange happenings are attracted, I can’t count the number of times where strangers have approached and began a conversation totally at odds with what’s happening. Craig excels at documenting these moments, and puts what I am trying to say here much more eloquently in the introduction to the zine.Particular images that allude to this include; two children hiding behind a large bundle of Helium balloons, a woman in the drinks aisle of a supermarket in rollerblades and a group of children, all with toy guns.
The layout of the zine is particularly well achieved, as Craig succeeds in drawing the reader in. The first element I noticed was the use hand-written text in place of the more common typed text. This gives the zine a more personal feel, moving it towards the traditional zine rather than the more prominent high quality photo zine. Another aspect that moves the zine into this area is the use of black and white images throughout the zine. However, saying this, the print quality is good, a higher quality than the traditional photocopied zine, which makes it a pleasure to look through.
Craig has chosen to render a select number of images in colour, none more eye catching as the (assumed) bloody plastic bag. This had the effect of drawing me further in, enabling me to pay more attention to each photograph, and really gives some intimacy to the book.
The zine is really good quality for the price, it cost me around £3.50 including postage, much cheaper than most photo zines, and I’ve looked at it more than most zines I’ve purchased in the past. Well worth the money, contact @duddle_it on instagram if you’d like one.