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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: Templeton Elliott Interview

TheDeafWord: Templeton Elliott Interview

We recently chatted to The Skateboard Mag’s online content guru about how his blog Mostly Skateboarding led to greater things, working on DIY spots, the frustrations of “skate time” and people thinking he doesn’t really exist – (he does) – Enjoy – Interview by Stephen Cox     So where are you from? I’m originally...
TheDeafWord: Wes Kremer Interview

TheDeafWord: Wes Kremer Interview

We recently caught up with Wes Kremer to chat about the upcoming Sk8Mafia and Sweet Skateboards collaboration project, having last part in Not Another Transworld Video and being on the DC team – enjoy Interview by Stephen Cox Photos by Mike Blabac     Let’s do the usual.  If you could tell us about where...
The Deaf Lens Incident: Chops Interview

The Deaf Lens Incident: Chops Interview

We recently chatted with Chops of The Chrome Ball Incident about his referencing point within the industry, some surreal moments that have stemmed from his blog and how the ads have changed. He even ran us through some of his favourite scans (Chrome Ball style). Enjoy – Interview by Stephen Cox     Let’s start...
TheDeafWord: Robert Brink Interview

TheDeafWord: Robert Brink Interview

We recently had a chat with Robert Brink originally setting out to get Erica Yary’s number (yes it’s in the interview – read on) but ended up finding out about how he made a niche for himself in the industry, what work goes into Weekend Buzz and some tales about being a bagel maker. You’ll...
TheDeafWord: Corey Duffel Interview

TheDeafWord: Corey Duffel Interview

A friend of The Deaf Lens – Tony Moore, recently had a chat with Corey Duffel about being a skate nerd, repping Foundation for ten years, having motor-mania and that famous moustache. Edited by Stephen Cox     Skate Nerd – totally killed it against J.T Aultz. Skate Nerd was a lot of fun. I was...
TheDeafWord: Jody Morris Interview

TheDeafWord: Jody Morris Interview

We recently had a chat with gentleman and skateboarding photographer Jody Morris about hitting up Havana’s skate scene, shooting Tommy Lee in the recording studio with Danny Way and how touring used to be different from today. Enjoy –     Let’s start from scratch – Where are you from? I was born in Ottawa,...
TheDeafWord: Sam Ashley Interview

TheDeafWord: Sam Ashley Interview

We spoke to Sam Ashley, UK-based skateboarding photographer about cold winters, how there are too many skateboarding companies and saving Jamie Thomas from being questioned about his sexuality – Enjoy     Can you tell us how you first became involved with skateboarding photography? I started shooting my friends skateboarding in the mid-nineties, just using a crappy...
Girl and Chocolate Skateboards - 'Pretty Sweet' Review

Girl and Chocolate Skateboards – ‘Pretty Sweet’ Review

  It finally arrived, five years after Fully Flared – the latest addition to Girl Films and Chocolate Cinema’s list of full-length features: Pretty Sweet. Some things in life (skateboarding) can be worryingly better than pretty girls and sweet chocolate. For those who have been eagerly peeking through their curtains out of a very dark room waiting...
TheDeafWord: Chris Middlebrook Interview

TheDeafWord: Chris Middlebrook Interview

We recently spoke to Chris Middlebrook about being Nike SB Australia team manager, The Cinematographer Project and filming Shane O’Neill for almost ten years – Enjoy     So how did you get into into skateboarding? We had banana boards as kids. I guess it was around 1980.  Myself and my friend Chad would ride down...
TheDeafWord: Tim Cisilino Interview

TheDeafWord: Tim Cisilino Interview

We recently caught up with videographer Tim Cisilino to chat about about the making of Oscar Meza’s ‘Let it Ride’ part, his inspiration, Corey Duffel, the possibility of directing a feature and filming for ‘Pretty Sweet’ – Enjoy   Can you tell our readers about where you grew up and how you got into skateboarding?...
TheDeafWord: Dan Murphy Interview

TheDeafWord: Dan Murphy Interview

We recently spoke to Dan Murphy about Jamie Thomas, filming for ‘Natural Selection’ and Nick Merlino shitting all over the hotel room whilst sleepwalking. Enjoy –     Let’s start from scratch – How long have you been skating and how did you first get into it? I got into skating when I was around 12...
Landmark Skate Tunes #8: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - 'A Perfect Teenhood'

Landmark Skate Tunes #8: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – ‘A Perfect Teenhood’

There are so many well-selected tracks from Adio’s ‘One Step Beyond’ – Brian Sumner’s tops our list however. Perfectly attuned to the edit and Sumner’s explosive bangers, the part could easily end as the track comes to a near-halt. The slow build-up however (yes that filmer nearly getting beheaded by the frontside blunt is definitely...