411VM #28 (1998)

Skateboarding used to be one of my great passions. I was never a team sport type of guy, but skating offered a form of personal development and discipline that was unique unto itself. And it was more than just a sport. It was a lifestyle and an art form. There was always a new trick to master or a new challenge to face. Everybody had their own personal style, which made it rewarding to just observe others and watch them grow alongside myself. There was a strong sense of community and comradery among us skaters. Every day I would watch this video to get myself pumped for a day full of exploring the city for new spots to hone my skills. The self-discovery and self-mastery that skateboarding offered was something that I will never forget and never regret.

me skating

Me in the mid-2000’s