I interviewed Scott Johnston for the Ride Channel about his background in footwear design and transitioning from Lakai to Adidas. I’ve always had a ton of respect for Scott’s skating and design aesthetic over the years, so it was cool talking to him about those topics. He’s definitely bringing a lot to the table at the Adidas design department, I’m looking forward to what he comes up with.
I interviewed Ty Evans about his latest film, We Are Blood, for the Ride Channel. We also discussed VX1000 and VHS formats being used in 2015, the state of the full-length in the age of Instagram clips, and his plans for the future now that he’s brought the skate video to the level of feature-legnth films. It’s definitely pretty interesting stuff if you’re a fan of his work or just skate films as a genre in general.
Yesterday I linked up with Fuj in the LES for some post Slappy Sunday drinks and I got to meet Magda Love and Anna May Dutton. Check out this video about the recent collaboration that they did with SHUT. These lades are definitely talented and it’s cool to see them representing in a mostly male-dominated culture.
I can’t think of a better first interview from NYC than talking to Leo Fitzpatrick about the movie Kids on the 20th anniversary of the films release in theaters. I’m going to stop by Leo’s gallery in the next week or two, so maybe I’ll get something a little more in-depth and broader with him to share here. This is a good read though and definitely provides some interesting insight on the film—check it out over on the RIDE Channel.