punk rock

I'm A Bad Blogger

Maybe I am a bad blogger or bad at "marketing myself", as they say.  I can't say that anyone has missed me though, so maybe it doesn't matter that I post a few photos several months later.  Here is a fun night skating the Crater then going to Shr3dCrust and MonkeyKnifeFight at the Whiskey.

Zachbox frontside grind.

Story time with Talba.  Shr3dCrust rules.

Punk rock love.

MonkeyKnifeFight!

Talba approved.

Punk rock dancing.

Zachbox protecting Taeneck from the ruckus.

Taeneck protecting himself from the ruckus.

Take a knee.

In Memoriam

Punk rock, pool coping, tail smacks, and beer cracks - it must be a Ross Rogers birthday session.  We miss you bud.

Andrew Miller - Frontside Rock

Ryan Harshbarger with a manly frontside wallride yank out on a rickety fence.

Ryan Harshbarger with a manly frontside wallride yank out on a rickety fence.

Harsh - Same trick, bottom view.  Lander.

Harsh - Same trick, bottom view.  Lander.

Nick Bland ain't a punk bitch with this sweeper fence plant.

Nick Bland ain't a punk bitch with this sweeper fence plant.

Talba will taildrop anything. Case in point.

Talba will taildrop anything. Case in point.

Timmy Jarman, no stranger to the wallride, gets one in.

Timmy Jarman, no stranger to the wallride, gets one in.

On to the main event.  Blando judo kicks over the band and into a tailblock,

On to the main event.  Blando judo kicks over the band and into a tailblock,

Jason Brant hovers above the coping, in the style of frontside air.

Jason Brant hovers above the coping, in the style of frontside air.

Harsh getting blunted to fakie.

Harsh getting blunted to fakie.

Chris Roberge tries to vibe out the tourist photographers with an intense stare-down.

Chris Roberge tries to vibe out the tourist photographers with an intense stare-down.

Mark Yonkers graced the fat concrete coping with an upside-down backside hand-touch board-grab.  I think that's the proper name for the trick.

Mark Yonkers graced the fat concrete coping with an upside-down backside hand-touch board-grab.  I think that's the proper name for the trick.

Talba looks on in sheer amazement as ZTR grabs the nose and prepares for disaster.

Talba looks on in sheer amazement as ZTR grabs the nose and prepares for disaster.

There is more to this ramp than the extension.  Roberge demonstrates another lip stall in a different location.

There is more to this ramp than the extension.  Roberge demonstrates another lip stall in a different location.

SRR catching coping and grabbing nose.

SRR catching coping and grabbing nose.

Zach gives a holler and Harsh ollies backside.

Zach gives a holler and Harsh ollies backside.

Bland lets all the kids know he skates by showing off his board scratches on a lien tail.

Bland lets all the kids know he skates by showing off his board scratches on a lien tail.

Ron Lodzinski makes butter look like sandpaper.  That means he's smooth.

Ron Lodzinski makes butter look like sandpaper.  That means he's smooth.

Another example of smooth.  Locked in.

Another example of smooth.  Locked in.

Dear Ryan Ford, I am sorry I missed my opportunity for a good photo of your sugarcane but this is still kind of tight.

Dear Ryan Ford, I am sorry I missed my opportunity for a good photo of your sugarcane but this is still kind of tight.

Harsh and Alec Chambers, inspired by Shr3dCrust's incessant chant of "Human Deathbox", go low to high into a 5-0 grind.

Harsh and Alec Chambers, inspired by Shr3dCrust's incessant chant of "Human Deathbox", go low to high into a 5-0 grind.

Is this enough proof he made it?

Is this enough proof he made it?

Thanks everyone for shredding, beers, pizzas, entertainment, and camaraderie. 

2013 - Year In Review Part 1 : January - March

So as "year in review" posts get scattered throughout the internet, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and do one myself.  Here goes.

The year started with a January drive out to Topsail Island.  We didn't see anybody anywhere for the most part.

Winter in the deep south allows perfect skate weather in January.  Trent, Alec, and I skated some treacherous terrain by the waterfront in tee shirts in the middle of winter.

Trent Reed - 360 Flip

Alec Chambers - Boneless

A few days later, Wells Shaw did a beer-belly high crooked grind over some bum.

Wells Shaw - Crook

It got cold enough and foggy enough to take this photo of my brother.

February hit it off with a contest at Backdoor Skatepark.  I made a video about it.

I also took photos of the after party.

February came and went.  With the beginning of March, friends and family of Ross Rogers got together and raged out to remember a great person.

I made a trip to Boone and it snowed.  I stayed extra days and took lots of pictures.

February is cold but I still managed to shoot pretty girls in dresses outdoors.

Wells Shaw and I put together an interview for The Manifold Magazine and he killed it.

Switch Kickflip - Raleigh, NC

Lien Tail - The Skate Barn - Hampstead, NC

Hardflip - Wilmington, NC

Backside Lipslide - Wilmington, NC

We skated this thing a whole lot.

Will Smith - Ollie

We did a lot of skating in March.  Trent Reed did an artsy nose manual downtown.

We rediscovered a lot of spots that hadn't been touched in a while and got some photos for fun.  Will's smith grind even got published in Thrasher's Photograffiti section.

Tim Jarman - Wallride

Will Smith - Backside Smith

Well, those were the highlights from January to March.  April - August coming tomorrow.

I Still Take Photos

It seems I have been removed from my own blog for a few weeks now, but I've been shooting a lot.  These photos are from a night of amazing shows in Downtown Wilmington.  First up is Virgin Lung at the Soapbox.  Then we hopped over to Hell's Kitchen for the Danger Ross memorial show.  I'm not sure why I thought one photo would be better in color but that's how it is.  Deal with it.

Day 40 - December 29, 2012

In a last minute decision, my brother and I hopped in the car to Asbury Park, NJ with Half Mast for a show and some skateboarding.  I shot no skate photos, but the show was very fun.

This is Half Mast.

This is Half Mast with Andrew in the best band photo of all time.

Staci shreds vocal chords and pool coping.

I seen Kremler get licks in on the vox and cope as well.

Zach likes to bust backside bonelesses in a crusty corner of FDR first try.  He also got a first try invert on the stage.

Andrew usually hops on stage to lead a familiar tune for anyone who was a teen in the 2000's.  Suicidal Tendencies - Psycho Vision, in the style of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

Loc-dawg Manny was feeling it.

Feeling it to the max.