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Soy Panday / B&B / PREMIERE

Soy Panday, the one and only; now, not content enough with just providing you with a new part of his, the man himself decided to chime in and answer a few of our, and hopefully your, questions. The tortured Magenta Skateboards graphic artist who turns into Roy if (preferably comfortably) fed tofu past midnight, proud owner of several Parisian fountains and with equally good eye for urban spots, taste for lines (of whichever form) and form on backside flips is now live on LIVE, cruising through twenty years of street footage on video as well as through your mind with his words.

Takahiro Morita "Freehand" / 5 W's!

Unless you are new to this website or to independent skateboarding altogether, Takahiro Morita no longer should need any introduction by now. The genius behind the underground video hit "Overground Broadcasting" that helped spread awareness about the Japanese skate scene exactly a decade ago (!), the Far East Skate Network enterprise and the clothing brand LIBE has yet again produced something conceptual. A passionate skateboarder but also a plastic artist, "Freehand" is the name of his new performance exhibition at the Ichihara Lakeside Museum, for which he built a skate course and, well... Peep the video recap to try and get it! LIVE Skateboard Media also got to briefly exchange with Morita regarding the happening. His words below.

MIMPI FILM FESTIVAL / "Ruído" / PREMIERE

Despite the ongoing exponential development of instantaneous Internet connections, social network platforms and low-cost airlines - technologies bound to help the average skateboarder meet some others as to contemplate new perspectives, new landscapes, new souls - certain particular horizons still seem to struggle more than others in terms of retranscription. Oftentimes the idea erupts, but gets stranded on the way, exhausted from the length of the journey, eventually hitting the language barrier face first. Not everybody has to be an English speaker, a media nerd or even aiming at reaching out to others, after all; nevertheless, those ruptures in communication will get in the way of those trying to comprehend as much of the world as possible, like crackling on the line. Today on LIVE Skateboard Media, it is Pedro Damasio you are getting introduced to, along with his peers' work on the Rio De Janeiro, Brazil-based skate film and photo festival: Mimpi. We went there - twice - and we loved it: beyond all appearances and behind the banners, Pedro and his friends like to play around with crazy concepts. Last year's edition's was the one of noise, or "Ruído", and the resulting clip, featured above, is pretty experimental; a daring stand from an event this popular, only proving the sincerity in Pedro's progressive will, and the love in his approach. Plus there's a lot of skateboarding to boot, as a tribute to the practice we all owe everything to!

Tony Trujillo / INTERVIEW

Just a few days ago, House Of Vans London hosted a presentation of a new model finding its place into the shoe brand's catalog: Tony Trujillo's. Now, TNT no longer needs any introduction - and most often prefers letting his skating do the talking - but as a wear test event is scheduled for July 16th at Black Shop in Paris, we did feel the urge to send Augustin Giovannoni in his general direction at the London event, in order to try and get some words from the half man, half dynamite!

Pierre Patissou / "Doomed Tapes" / 5W's!

There is a chance (albeit slim!) that some of our French readers might have, indirectly, interacted with Pierre Patissou before; over a decade ago, more specifically, back when he was a regular on the infamous Plus2Sport message boards, under the screen name "Dramatique"... Well, his tangible self now resides in Bordeaux, and has been for some time; a situation he's been putting to good use, as he is just now releasing "Doomed Tapes", a video he has spent most of the past two years making. And of course, it's packed with the usual Bordeaux heads, as well as a healthy pack of lesser-seen faces! What better occasion than this, to get the 5W's rolling?

Greg Hunt / Interview

On Friday, Greg Hunt launched his first photography book in NYC, via the young Paradigm Publishing, with one hell of a theme, a friend of twenty years or so: Jason Dill! The occasion was too good to pass, to not question him about his lesser known passion for images that are not moving…

Bigger Spin / EP 004 - Bertrand Soubrier

Bertrand Soubrier has been on the board since the late eighties, and never once did he step off since. A man of phases, he's been a ginger, a Le Dome local, a professional, a tourist and more, successively, throughout the years. Beber is the man in charge behind the Haze Wheels and Basement Hill scenes, in addition to handling the fatherhood of his boy Martin.

Bigger Spin / EP 003 - Marca Barbier

Marc-Alexandre is a compromise between two possibilities: Marc or Alexandre? Eventually, everything will come together under the moniker of Marc-A, or Marca for short. We've been keeping an eye on the twenty-year-old for a bit; he is dedicated, nice, creative, baggy-sportin' as to better highlight that 99.4% of his skate shoes - ever - have been Stefan Janoskis. Here's a quick pictural display of the young man's subjects of choice as tackled on his recent appearance on the Big Spin.

"MAGNUS" / Valencia

Zander Taketomo's photographic novel recounting Norwegian Magnus Bordewick's pilgrimage around the world alongside Chris Mulhern to film for his new, eponymous web part for Adidas is coming to an end... And it's onto the shores of Valencia that their flow ends up sweeping us, after a full week of daily havoc bouncing from Philadelphia to Taipei, then to Mallorca, Tokyo, then Seoul. Spain's third biggest city wasn't without inspiring our trio, skateboarding- and photography-wise: the proof being in the crazy amount of material their got just from that one trip! A feat also helped by the presence of Hermann Stene... Make sure to treat yourself with the clip, "Magnus", and please do stay in touch for new adventures!

"MAGNUS" / Seoul

Welcome to yet another chapter in Zander Taketomo's photo book comprising still images of Magnus Bordewick in motion around the world whilst filming for the eponymous "Magnus": his latest web part (that just came out!) for Adidas, filmed and edited by Chris Mulhern. Today is Sunday: let's give our senses some rest with a smaller selection of photos than what you might have got used to already. We're still going to Seoul, though; just for a very short stint, as the main purpose of the trip was to skate demos... Although of course, that didn't stop Magnus from being productive in the streets, as the very last photo in the present gallery (and his performances in the edit itself) can attest!

"MAGNUS" / Tokyo

Fourth installment in the series of Zander Taketomo's photo galleries pertaining to Magnus Bordewick's filming trips all across the world in the company of Chris Mulhern and his trustworthy video camera happens to be devoted to, literally, the Eastern Capital: Tokyo Metropolis. For more still glimpses of exotic destinations, the ground of which was covered by the effervescent trio, make sure to check the past three photo galleries; stay tuned for even more, and in the meantime, do yourself a favor by going back to yesterday's update to watch the resulting video piece for Adidas, appropriately entitled "Magnus"!

"MAGNUS" / Mallorca

Third episode in the "Magnus" series recounting the adventures of the eponymous Norwegian, Herr Bordewick, around the world on a mission to film for Chris Mulhern's new project, for Adidas... Today, it is to Mallorca that the pair is taking not just us, but also - and again, and again! - the restless photographer, Zander Taketomo. Now, the concrete urban landscapes are scaling away for just long enough to reveal a quieter scenery of beach fronts, classic Mediterranean back alleys and, more generally, poetry tuned to a different frequency... For now, that is!

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