This is so brilliant and pointed and I swear this guy fucking amazing and hilarious
On fuckin point.
to avoid paying a construction fee, jack mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in uganda, fabricated a story about building a private enclosure for a pet crocodile. most local officials and neighborhood residents had never heard of skateboarding. yet six years later, the sport has spread from the skate park to the streets, attracting children as young as five and adult women.
photographer yann gross always takes his deck with him on his journeys. during one trip to easter africa, yann encountered a group of skaters in kitintale, a suburb of kampala, who had built the first and only half pipe in uganda. he ended up spending several months with the skaters, becoming a full member of the group, documenting a unique skate culture that, given the area’s contingencies, has styles and tricks all its own.
Cleaned up and dressed to kill. Waddup
The piece was for a music review written by Alex Ross about a production by John Luther Adams, called Become Ocean, performed by Seattle Symphony. It is an environmentally themed piece about the rising oceans, and has a submersive feeling to it: waves of sound rising and falling. Many thanks to AD Chris for this fun assignment.
It ran in last week’s New Yorker Magazine, I forgot to post about it earlier because of all the festivities…I hope you all have had a wonderful July 4th Holiday! Now back to work…
Streetlight Manifesto- The End of the Beginning Tour
Last show, Saturday November 16.
It was a great run boys, and an even better show(s)!!! I’m glad I got to see 2/3 nights in NJ and hang with everyone. Starting all the circle pits in the back, dancing, singing, and screaming was incredible!
Intersectioned and inclusion feminism
Hell yeah, equality.