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20 Years of Girl: Spike Jonze Interview

20 Years of Girl: Spike Jonze Interview

Long gone are the days of Jean-Michelle and Coach Larry sussing each other out. Jean-Michelle said himself, without the help of Girl and Coach Larry, he never would have skateboarded in the Malibu contest: Mister Larry recognized that the kid had heart. So here we are 20 years on, trying...
20 Years of Girl: Rick Howard Interview

20 Years of Girl: Rick Howard Interview

This is the first of five ’20 Years of Girl’ interviews we did just under a year ago. Better late than never: He’s not lost, he’s awesome, Girl are no longer seeking anyone to take him of their hands and his attitude is now up to scratch when shooting action...
TheDeafWord: Brian Lotti Interview

TheDeafWord: Brian Lotti Interview

Look through Brian Lotti’s art to journey through cheerful colour, lively expression and landscapes with character that almost beg exploration. To put his work plainly, it will temporarily allow you to holiday from the weather conditions that we’re accustomed to at this time of the year (had to be said)....
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TheDeafWord: Danny Garcia Interview

TheDeafWord: Danny Garcia Interview

  I had a few words with Danny alongside the Balmorhea Interrogation interview I did over at The Berrics surrounding Colin Kennedy’s great video (check it out below) and we got to talking some more. Danny’s solo project, “Reverend Baron” is definitely something to keep your ears open for, don’t let his modesty sidetrack you. Talk...
Sk8Mafia and Sweet Skateboards - 'Stee' Review by Walker Ryan

Sk8Mafia and Sweet Skateboards – ‘Stee’ Review by Walker Ryan

      A Review by Walker Ryan   When I was living in San Diego in the early summer of 2010, there was one particular afternoon that stands out in my memory as one of the best days I had in America’s finest city.  It was a beautiful Friday in Pacific Beach and all...
TheDeafWord: Ben Powell and Andy Horsley Interview

TheDeafWord: Ben Powell and Andy Horsley Interview

Two hundred (and now one) issues. Wow. At the beginning of the landmark issue these guys insisted on not being featured. They believe it isn’t about them, it’s about the skateboarders, for us. Still, best to catch up with them, hear the story from the beginning, talk the forum and discuss all things right and...
Landmark Skate Tunes #10: Tommy Guerrero & Gadget – ‘Deep Sleep’

Landmark Skate Tunes #10: Tommy Guerrero & Gadget – ‘Deep Sleep’

There are certain smells, sounds and collective fragments dispersed amongst our memories, which when we’re lucky enough to briefly recall them – albeit unintentionally or otherwise – that literally take us to that very moment when we first experienced them. Excuse the fact that this is the second chosen from Sight Unseen (and you know we could...
TheDeafWord: Conhuir Lynn Interview

TheDeafWord: Conhuir Lynn Interview

Two tenners, a now almost gone (but never forgotten) spot and a style inspired by a local legend. In this interview we spoke to Conhuir Lynn to talk about sleeping on floors, sneaking into Glastonbury and a phone call that changed everything. Enjoy – Interview by Stephen Cox Photography by Stuart Robinson and Chris Johnson...
TheDeafWord: Walker Ryan Interview

TheDeafWord: Walker Ryan Interview

Post Perpetual Motion thoughts, cops being down with Matt Hensley and Brazil’s self-sustained skating scene. Walker Ryan is an open-minded individual who seemingly wants to live his life in every sense of the phrase. Find out for yourself, enjoy – Interview by Stephen Cox and Graham Watson Photos by Dave Chami     Let’s start...
TheDeafWord: Matt Price Interview

TheDeafWord: Matt Price Interview

Unknowingly making a satanic mockery of the Japanese culture, to the initial wrong interpretations of Fred Gall’s character, as well as Mike Anderson’s happy bloody smile. We caught up with Matt Price to hear some tales from behind the lens. He received the greatest kind of compliment you can get from Spike Jonze, and rightly...
TheDeafWord: Oliver Barton Interview

TheDeafWord: Oliver Barton Interview

Spotting differences between continents, being gracefully bestowed cameras that hold skateboarding history, to the breaking point of JJ Rousseau. We recently spoke to Oliver Barton about Perpetual Motion, where to draw the line with authenticity and skating Kansas City on Halloween being the reaffirmation that skateboarding is going to be okay. Enjoy – Interview by Stephen...
TheDeafWord: Paul Shier Interview

TheDeafWord: Paul Shier Interview

We all know about Paul Shier’s recent departure from Blueprint. With sad endings, come great beginnings. And of course, good things come to those who wait. We recently talked to Paul about the recent changes to his life, cycling with Colin Kennedy and playing the narrator. Enjoy – Interview by Stephen Cox Photos: Sam Ashley,...
TheDeafWord: Erica Yary Interview

TheDeafWord: Erica Yary Interview

Many of you probably shamefully remember our interview with Robert Brink a while ago because you scrambled for your phones and tried to call Erica Yary only to be severely disappointed (and fairly degraded). We thought it was important to catch up with Erica to discuss her extensive experiences of working in the industry, the...
Landmark Skate Tunes #9: Elliott Smith – ‘Junk Bond Trader’

Landmark Skate Tunes #9: Elliott Smith – ‘Junk Bond Trader’

A few months have passed since posting a Landmark Skate Tune, but The Skateboard Mag’s recent flattering article on The Deaf Lens has kicked it back into action. This track has raised a question: is it in bad taste to use a track for a part if it has already been used in another skating...
TheDeafWord: Moose Allain Interview

TheDeafWord: Moose Allain Interview

In all honesty I can’t remember why I followed Moose Allain on Twitter, and I had been following for a long time before I realized he was an artist. I decided I wanted a logo and look for The Deaf Lens and while I can draw, I haven’t in seven years. It wasn’t laziness that...