DIG caught up with the one-and-only Mike Manzoori to talk about his current project with etnies and switching between roles in BMX and skateboarding. A couple quotes I pulled-
“The landscape of videos has changed. ‘Grounded’ was a DV project. The level of video production has been raised since ‘Grounded’. We’ve been flooded with amazing toys that are now affordable, so you can get higher level production quality without spending a fortune… I feel a lot more pressure on me to do good. It’s not just capturing the tricks, but telling a whole story. It’s a lot more fun.”
“…the last few years I’ve been trying to shake the fisheye. Every video, skate or bike, has a lot of fisheye shots. It has it’s place, but it’s nice to leave that lens until you really need it and see what else you can do.”
Humza is a 17 year old Photographer and Skateboarder from Brooklyn who doesn’t let his Canon Rebel XTi leave his side as he climbs the roofs and bridges of New York City . After coming across his Instagram about a year and a half ago it quickly became the only account I found myself checking habitually. Fast forward to September 1st, 2014 and the only other account added to that list is Rodeo Peanut. Peep this video for a better understanding and if you’re into it you can find more of his work on Instagram and Tumblr.
“For the 3rd installment of the Ambassador Project Saint Archer chose Ambassador, Atiba Jefferson. This piece tells Atiba’s story in his words. From his humble upbringing outside Colorado Springs, CO to skate industry icon and celebrity photographer in Los Angeles, you’ll hear Atiba share his story and why he’s successful today and loving every minute of it.” – Saint Archer Brewery
This is the third installment of Leica’s short film series “Let Us Roam“ featuring Skateboard cinematographer Greg Hunt. Hit play and enjoy for the next 4 minutes and 20 seconds then check out the rest of the series by clicking here.
Presented by Leica, this series will follow four skateboarders/artists while they go about their craft. Arto Saari has long been my favorite skater and watching his photography career flourish is pure inspiration.
“I tend to take it pretty far sometimes to get what I need to get- whether it be a trick or getting a photo. It definitely goes hand-in-hand.“
Brooklyn based skate photographer Jonathan Mehring is featured in The Berrics next installment of their Shoot All Skaters series. Being one of the most well traveled photographers in skateboarding, he’s got an incredible body of work to show why. I advise you to Click here and check it out.
“London’s Skate Rats in Timlapse form.
Short film featuring the timelapses shot during the making of City of Rats, with a few additional clips from the film thrown in for good measure. This was intended for the extras but for some reason or other was never finished in time to make the DVD.
What is City of Rats? its the first feature length film from Slam City Skates, Europe’s oldest skateshop established in 1986.
“At a point in time where a large section of skateboarders consider social networking props to constitute skateboard culture, it is extremely refreshing to see members of the younger generation still out pounding the streets like those who came before them. Don’t be one of those bellends who only watches skate videos after they’ve been cut up into bite-sized sections on some Facebook hero’s page: support real skateboard culture with your money, not just your ‘liking’ finger. City of Rats is more than worth the measly tenner they’re asking for it. Goon support should be mandatory.” – BEN POWELL, SIDEWALK MAGAZINE
Running at 57 minutes, City of Rats has 14 sections and features the entire Slam Team alongside the shop staff, London locals and vargrants.
Support independent skateboarding, buy now at slamcity.com/accessories-2/skate-dvds.html“