Justin Kosman @ Random

brian martin, justin kosman photo

Shot October 2006: I had a bunch of expired film from my old boss in Chicago so I was shooting as much of it as I could. I believe this was the Shakey’s pool in LA and Brian Martin was always down to ride pools with Dean an Kurt. At that time I was in Huntington and riding with those guys as much as we could, weekends and nights. Brian was a private investigator and later moved to Hawaii.

If I had to guess this was Ilford 400 film on a Canon 1N body triggered with Pocket Wizard cables. Since this was 2006 I had probably eaten a tuna sandwich from the nearest 7-11 within minutes of this photo being taken.

Justin Kosman

Justin Kosman @ Random

dakota roche, justin kosman photo

We got a hot tip on a big square pool out east, about half way to Vegas. Dak, myself, Gary Young and Calvin Cosovich packed up the car with brooms, buckets and bikes and headed out into the barren wasteland on the I-15 and followed our directions to this perfectly bone dry square pool with a little bit of over vert in the deep end and pretty amazing pocket airs. There were a bunch of old dirt bike tires everywhere and they ended up being featured very prominently in one of the action photos we shot with Dak in the pocket for one of his next Vans ads. You’ll see soon enough.

Later that day we ended up at some antique store that had a bunch of Nazi war memorabilia and I ended up with a stack of old surfer magazines from 1983 for two bucks each that are still keeping me entertained with the most kooked out ads and blonde mustaches you could ever imagine. Calvin was the filmer that day and he had a blonde mustache as well. That’s what made me think of all this. I can’t grow a mustache so I hang out with guys that can.

Justin Kosman

Justin Kosman @ Random

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Justin Kosman @ Random

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