I’ve just finished watching Pushed: Four Guys Inspired By A Wooden Toy and it’s undoubtedly the best documentary about skateboarding I’ve ever seen. Unlike other skateboarding documentaries, which generally look at the history of a team or a single skater, the film looks at the skaters themselves, what motivates them to skate, how skating fits into their lives and work, and how it informs their way of seeing the world. Far from the glitz and glamour of the California skate scene, the film looks at what it is to survive as a skateboarder. It’s dark and wet outside but all I want to do now is bomb a hill and ollie up some curbs. You need to see this film.
I just finished watching Everybody Street and I was absolutely blown away by the images and the insights of the photographers who shot them. This is a must-see for anyone interested in documentary photography. Every interview shines a light on each photographer’s unique practice and approach to making images. I’m really excited to shoot some new work and I’m going to be out shooting all day on Thursday.
"Covering nine decades of street photography, Everybody Street explores the careers and influences of many notable photographers––a number of whom have never been documented, featuring: Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, and Boogie, with historians Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.”