Atiba Jefferson is a professional photographer from Colorado Springs,
CO. He discovered photography in high school and quickly developed a
passion for the camera. Since skateboarding was his first love it
naturally became his primary subject and the focus through the lens. His
desire to capture the movement of skateboarding, precisely how he saw
it, pushed him to move to California and chase his dream of becoming a
professional photographer. Atiba now shoots everything from
skateboarding to Lakers games to portraits of world-famous musicians and
athletes. This short film gives a glimpse into the crazy life of Atiba
and how he became a professional photographer.
Underground Hero || Love To Hate Me || Lamborghini Bosozoku Yakuza
For many of us, simply driving aLamborghini
is flashy enough, but for the yakuza in Tokyo's underground that's just
not going to cut it. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke
Huxham has created a short film documenting the processes some of the
yakuza put their cars through to make them stand out, wrapping them in
custom vinyls, flashing lights, and strips of brightly coloured LEDs.
Speaking about the film, Huxham says:
"Style is personal, fun is universal. That's what you need to embrace
before watching this film. Morohoshi-san is living between the lines,
somewhere in that gray section. Mixing with the undesirables and
modifying his Lamborghini in ways most of us would never dream of doing.
His style is unique and questionable but one things for sure, he's too
busy having fun to care what you think! And that's truly what makes him a
A couple of months back
New York-based artist Matt Willet andSHUT Skateboards decided to work
together on a completely gold-plated skateboard worth $15,000 USD
(approx. £8,800). While many skateboarders slammed the project,
suggesting it was commercialising skateboarding and promoting the idea
that decks should be hung on walls as art, it was actually born through a
pretty organic process. Matt's dad took a job at a Brooklyn technology
company that makes gold plated components for NASA, making him think
about plating non-traditional materials such as wood and urethane. Take a
look at the making of video below to find out more.
BELONG is a short film which tells the story of a teenager who gets
bullied and decides not to fight back, but carry on doing what he knows,
skateboarding. The kickstarter-funded film debuted at SXSW in March, it
features an original score by Odd Future/Mellowhype’s Left Brain.
It's directed byLije Sarki and stars skateboarder Lui Elliott, watch it below via YouTube.
Why isn’t there more stuff like this in skateboarding? Half urban fable half skateboarding part, The Fever is a micro cinematic masterpiece. Starring Gnarmad andSHUT Am Bogdan Dzyurak and Phoenix Cortes, The Fever was written and directed by Graham Savage Wasley. Watch and enjoy.
Ninety years ago, in 1924, Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller
documented London in a short but atmospheric film series entitled
"Wonderful London". Now, London-based filmmaker Simon Smith
has retraced their footsteps, capturing the exact same shots throughout
the city and blending the two together to create an intriguing "window
through time." Watch the five-minute video below for a glimpse of what
London life was like almost a century ago.
Columbus-based filmmaker Andy Newman
has created a new mini documentary series that explores why humans like
to "create". Each of the three videos are around three or four minutes
long and feature various different creatives who discuss the motivations
behind their work. "I'm continually drawn to people who do what they
want on their terms," says Newman. "People who make their own rules; who
don't wait for others to give them permission. The mission of Why We
Create is embodied in the reasons why those featured in these films
tirelessly chase what they love."
For how much of an impact they have on our lives and our persona for
decades to come, the process of actually receiving a tattoo and the
transformation your body endures is usually overlooked – and even
forgotten – as time goes on. This video we have featured literally slows the tattooing process down to incredibly detailed level,
giving us a glimpse into a process and tool that is not often seen or
understood. Shot in a Parisian parlor by a videographer named Fabrice
for the site TattedUp,
you can see the development of the tattoo as artist GueT works his
magic on a patron’s arm.
With a successful launch of our ACES, our
astronauts are now out in the atmosphere and have set sail on their
course into the final frontier!
For this journey, it's important we keep our flight systems in check,
make sure our equipment is properly calibrated, and stomachs well fed
and nourished. In orbit, the need to keep perishable good preserved is
achieved through a lyophilisation, or freeze-drying process. Our team's
favorite form of Space Race sustenance - Neapolitan freeze-dried ice
cream! You know...the treat that melts in your mouth, but not into
Based around the delicious chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry mash of
flavors, the colors and textures of the tasty treat are brought to life
on theSaucony Shadow Master with a premium suede upper. Featuring all 3
flavors of the Neapolitan snack, "Space Snack" also ties together
(quite literally) with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry lace options.
Lastly, the Space Snack is sealed with a metallic silver tongue tag,
reminiscent of the space ice cream's foil wrap packaging, which features
our signature "Float Man". The "Space Snack" Shadow Master will keep
you well fed, and comfortable as you continue your cosmic crusade!
We once again joined forces with Paul Tamayo, and brought in the
Space Race superstar himself, the Float Man! Check out video below to
see the Float Man in action, having a little fun with the "Space
Getting Started || 33 Exotic & Classic Cars Roar to Life
Getting Started is a short video that includes the sights, but more
importantly the sounds, of 33 amazing vehicles roaring to life. From the
'69 Jaguar E-Type's quiet Inline-6 to the the rumble of the Aventador's
6.5L V12 and the punch of the Saleen S7's twin turbos, we don't often
have the pleasure of hearing these fire up.
Greg Hunt is a director and cinematographer that has shot some of the
most influential skateboarding films of our time. He discovered
photography and filmmaking while he was a pro skateboarder for Stereo Skateboards. After the making of the film “A Visual Sound”, he knew he
wanted to buy a 16mm film camera. This purchase pushed him to take
cinematography seriously and he’s never put the camera down since. Greg
is now shooting the very first Vansskateboarding film and is in his
final year of production. This film follows his path from skateboarder
to filmmaker and offers a peek into his filmmaking process behind the
Vans skate film.