Street 540!?

Monsieur Corbin has been getting recognized further away from Paris streets, and with this new part goes up one more notch with the quick footwork and unusual approach!

"SEMPER ONE" / PREMIERE / Szymon Jaros / INTERVIEW

Szymon Jaros generally operates from Poland, currently out of Tri-City and although he's been up to a lot behind the scenes for a good while, nowadays, it is Semper Skateboards that's keeping him busy, in addition to family life and a full-time job. Today, the online release on "SEMPER ONE", the brand's first full-length video offering, on LIVE marked the tempting occasion to catch up with Szymon and dig a little further past Semper as a product, and into Semper as a personal outlet - and labor of love - from a longtime activist set on trying his hardest to give back to the scene that fed his growth, the way he knows how and without much serious consideration for what may currently be trending elsewhere. Behind every individual enterprise is a person's drive to be understood and thus it's naturally our pleasure to be able to give Szymon some space to explain his, via the interview below!

Take Five (Pushes)

Push Periodical, the independent, print photography-oriented skate mag orchestrated by legendary photographer from the U.K. Richard Hart (interviewed by LIVE here), celebrates its five years of existence (only? already?) as a petite entreprise with "5", an exclusive edit signed by just-as-legendary Sony VX-1000 wizard Zach Chamberlin which revisits a past half-of-a-decade mostly spent on the road - or when the San Francisco hills decide to lead you somewhere in between Portugal and Hungary... On the program: nearly forty skaters documented throughout that timespan, whose most footage has found a home in different productions in the meantime and yet, they manage to take a whole new flavo(u)r here - which isn't that surprising as Rich can definitely school anyone on how clementines really make camembert come alive, and that's in spite of all their preconceived notions. Behind the camera, in addition to Zach: Colin ReadRomain BatardChris Thiessen, Grant Yasura... And Dan Wolfe, for the final tribute to Keith Hufnagel - of course. The soundtrack is by a longtime friend of Richard's: Brigid Dawson.

PREMIERE / Jamie Manning "IT'S A SONY" / Jude Harrison / INTERVIEW

Now this update really should fall under the "D.J.'s tip" designation, as it's originally James "D.J." Davidson (whose works we've heavily featured before) who got us in touch with Jude Harrison, a young filmer from Kent, England, bringing to our attention the imminent completion of Jude's new full-length VX-1000 video: "IT'S A SONY". The first glimpses we got to catch immediately caught our interest as a high-quality piece of the author's local labor of love; although it does feature some London clips, in general, neither Jude nor his friends needed particularly fancy urban surroundings to achieve motivational greatness, instead making optimal use of their natural environment and putting in love that can be sensed as far as in Jude's meticulous camera settings and on-point maneuvring. And if that's not surprising enough levels of maturity for a sixteen-year-old to you, well, his answers to the few questions we went to ask him should do it, below! For a first LIVE feature, Jude's pick of a section from "IT'S A SONY" is the last segment, signed by local ripper and Globe shoes rider Jamie Manning - who also happens to be Jude's age and demonstrate a similar devouring passion for his own craft, on the other side of the lens. Welcome to year twenty twenty-one, "IT'S A SONY" and the Tunbridge Wells scene - all at once!

Bordeaux Exposure 3 trailer

LIVE has been sharing Julien Janusckiewicz's skate works since the very first "BORDEAUX EXPOSURE" back in 2013; in the meantime, the series has gotten itself a second chapter, a handful of one-offs such as "LEO AND SERGIO" or "SWISS EXPOSURE" and is now just about to take its next step, due next spring, as "BORDEAUX EXPOSURE 3" has been boiling in the pot for long enough to juice out this trailer. So, on the menu: mostly Bordeaux, but also a few grams of Paris, Milan, Geneva, Montpellier and Lyon for good measure, all repped by their respective locals. Talk about an appetizer!

Please feel free to explore Julien's Vimeo here and as far as words are concerned, you can also dive back into this vintage interview regarding the original installment in the series, to get familiar (again)!

STREET FEET "Radio Sessions" Vol. 3 / PREMIERE

With this third chapter in his "RADIO SESSIONS" saga - the first two of which one can still catch up with here - Rob Mentov of Street Feet delivers close to seven (more) minutes of mostly night time Toronto skateboarding, also once again proving that utilization of his beloved archaic technology still has a long way to obsolescence. Final product is just great both in terms of taste and aftertaste, perfectly perspiring the energy of after-work hours skating in tough conditions; braving the spots' natural defense, if possible with friends. And to such heavens, Rob goes as far as bringing his whole lot of cameras, as the photo gallery above can attest!

Minuit Exp. 2

Yoan Taillandier's present for this end-of-the-year's festivities bears the title "MINUIT EXP. 2" and serves as the announcement of a new Minuit website soon to pop up, or so it seems. What we get is four minutes of his trademark, hard-hitting Sony VX-1000 signature style, here focused on some Bordeaux skateboarding of the 2015 vintage, only seeing the light of day just now. Lots o' Glen Fox, some visiting James ColemanLui Araki and James Whineray sprinkled through here and there, Olivier Ente repping the O.G.'s alongside Patrick Houngtry and, also, a rather strong Blobys presence.

Talking things James Coleman, let us invite you to take a look at "HOT PLATE", Marshall Nicholson's new video. And you can also follow Minuit on YouTube, here!

Peace and love

From the Tokyo-based crew already behind (amongst some other madness) the twelve-minute video "PALE" (which you can still watch and rewatch, alongside an interview with filmmaker Kenta Okamotohere), just popped up a new piece: "PEACE AND LOVE" is a five-minute VX-2000 edit which, as usual, turns out to be excellent on all levels. It's also marking a new chance to see the graceful styles of Ryusei Sakurai, Ryo Takahashi or Naoya Kato, for instance - and also to witness quite the waterfall of crazy spots and improbable kickflips, meeting only to better serve the strengths of Kenta's experimental editing. Just as a due reminder: Kenta's YouTube channel can be explored here!

"CLASSICO" / GALERIE

A couple of weeks back, LIVE was featuring "CLASSICO", the new video with its contents filtered through the eye and VX-1000 of Practice Session's Corentin Ohlmann, in between Paris and Marseille, in a style comparable to the one of "BROTHERHOOD" (the video by Corentin's friend Max Guyot, itself filmed in Nancy and Paris). Our most faithful readers should already know by now, but most every skateboarder involved in "CLASSICO" also happens to double up as a photographer (as their respective contributions to the No Contact Sheets project can attest) and today here they are, presenting you this gallery of clichés they shot whilst on the sessions, be the latter street- or beach-based. Amongst the contributors: Corentin himself but also George Booth-Cole, Max Guyot, Clément HarpillardMatias ElichabehereAlexis JametYedihael Canat and Antoine "Chuck" Jouguet - whose talents also comprise team management, it looks like, since he played a big role in gathering all those images, for you!

Ziggy Pop

To close the curtains on their first "UNSIGNED HYPE" series of web clips, our fellow media brethren over at Place Mag just chose to drop this strong edit of Pascal Moelaert (who happens to rep the POP Trading Co. homies, amongst a few other respectable entities), filmed and edited by Ziggy Schaap. Now this one is definitely worth your attention, brimming with practical applications of ledge science, endless lines, overall good taste and a general stylistic maturity that would for sure suffice to allow Pascal in bars in the U.S., despite really only being nineteen of age. Ah and he has quite the mean switch backside tailslide, too... To top it all off, one can check out a joined interview with the movie participants on either side of the lens, here!

Yes we Ozcan

From the mind and screen of Macéo Moreau (whose own skateboarding prowess LIVE has repped quite a few times in the past), this edit of footage of various urban locations orchestrated by Kevin Ozcan's talents - that recently earned him the cover of the latest issue of Déjà Vu Skatemag - just dropped, and it hits hard. Kevin's skateboarding is as surprising as it is gnarly, and so are his spots; a picture only sublimed by some nimble Sony VX-1000 maneuvering and quite the tasteful editing. Any skate clip urging you to turn the volume up instead of down in the year twenty twenty is remarkable, but this particular one especially owes that designation to how brimming it is with motivation of a type that's probably infectious...

"DOBRAAAJJ" / PREMIERE / Želve crew / INTERVIEW

The contents of LIVE's front page today owe enough to Ljubljana, Slovenia-based skater, photographer and artist Tomaž Šantl (of Original Copy) that we'd preface them with this acknowledgement; indeed, he is the one who suggested to Luka Demšar and Mark Pogačar Nikolić, of the local Želve crew and brand LYC, to get in touch with us, about their new video production: "DOBRAAAJJ", consisting in no less than sixteen minutes of skate footage logged straight from the streets of the capital, and feels like an exciting, communicative and honest capture of the current energy and motivation of a timelessly and remarkably strong scene that, somehow, frequently eludes mainstream recognition to this day - for better and for worse. The opportunity was just perfect to catch up with the Ljub front for some news, represented by some young blood that does like to stick to the Sony VX-1000, so we all got the ball rolling, and the following interview ensued...

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