I had the great opportunity to visit Malaga, Spain and stay with Ruben in February. While I was there, I had a few requests to do an Original with him. While the trip was work related I wasn’t sure if I was going to have the time or not to make the interview happen, but right at the last minute before Ruben took me to the airport we sat down for a half hour and made it happen! I’m real happy we squeezed it in!
Ruben is a legend in his own regard, having made a heavy impact of the current style of riding as well as the type of bikes we ride and being responsible for some of the most influential video parts of our generation. Ruben is not only an amazing rider, but an amazing person and I have been a fan since I can remember!
Saturday April 3rd starts @ 8:00pm upstairs at KFN. 1250 N Front St. Philly PA
Need and excuse to party? Come see all 100 Orchid shoes on display and celebrate the release of our 100th shoe style the night of Saturday, April 3rd. The party starts at 8:00pm in the upstairs gallery above Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia. The party moves downstairs to the bar at 10:00pm (21+). No cover charge for the party and we’ll have some free adult beverages to drink, so don’t be too fashionably late. Music and classic bmx videos all night!
We were lucky enough to have lunch with the Aitken clan yesterday and got to hear some funny stories about his recovery. Everyone was in good spirits and Mike is stoked to be riding, which is all you can ask for.
Sad news today, iconic music photographer Jim Marshall passed away at the age of 74. If you don’t know Marshall’s name, I’m sure you know his photos. It’s pretty crazy because I just posted a photo of Marshall on the site yesterday in the Behind Photography post…
“Mr. Marshall was as well known for the extraordinary images that he captured as the extraordinary access that he had to some of the most famous names in music. He was a favored photographer of Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin, and he was the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles’ last concert, in San Francisco in 1966. He was also the chief photographer at Woodstock.”
Behind Photographs is an amazing photo series I came across vis Vincent Laforet’s blog. Shot on a 20×24 Polaroid camera, Tim Mantoani captures the men and women behind some of the most iconic photos of our time.
The We The People guys have been cooking up a new shoe project for a while and just hit us with a preview of their new footwear brand – Almond. We’ll have more info soon, but for now, keep reading to check out a preview of the new shoes!
For the past few months we have been working with Duo to design and limited edition Pivotal seat! We worked off the “S.L” shape and kept the colors simple with black top and white base. The seat has some tonal stitching and a woven label on the front, and an embossed logo on the back. We are super excited on how they turned out and cant wait to throw them on our bikes. You can get them from Greenhouse Distribution and check out a few more shots of the seat after the jump!
Most of you are familiar with Joe Cox’s skill on a bicycle and video work, but he is also a talented photographer as well. He’s contributed numerous times to the magazines in one way or another over the years, so this shouldn’t really be that big of a revelation. Nonetheless, Joe does a good job of documenting the things around him as well as his friends and local scene.
Click below to check out Joe’s autophoto (where he dug up some old gems) and HERE to check out his personal site.