A friend of mine recently came out to Colorado to catch the first few weeks of the new season before heading back to Michigan to catch the start of their season. Bringing the Midwest luck with him Luke arrived to a snow covered Denver as we had just received a second fall storm. After an interesting day of attempting to film, a trip to the ER (not for us) and some epic mini shred, Luke still wanted more. So off we ventured through neighborhoods and up mountain sides looking for something, anything that looked like it could help us have fun on our snowboards. Finally, we stopped at the base of a very worn out looking sled hill and Luke giving me the look that says “well, how bout it?” stepped out of the car. Here we are on the edge of the Mile High city, at the base of the Rocky Mountains and of all the places we could have chosen to go snowboarding, we picked this haggard looking hill. Turns out, it was the best pick of the day. Dodging mini boulders and cacti, we dropped in on the sled hill and a blast of nostalgia hits…
I have been working with both So-Gnar and FireHouse for the past couple years now and it’s surprise something like this hasn’t happened sooner. Preparing for future collaborations both crews got together and headed up into the mountains for a chance to stack some photo’s with photographer Chris Faronea. Lurking behind the scenes I was able to gather some really good shots and combined them with some footy from Ian Winters of FireHouse to create an edit that captured the day. While there are no photo’s here on the blog, keep your eyes open for them in shred mags this coming year as these two companies look to continue to do work together. In the meantime, enjoy the edit!
Recently I had the chance to be apart of the “unconventional mobile art gallery,” A Truck Named Art. Parked in front of the main entrance to the Westward Music Festival, the gallery was open to the thousands in attendance for free. Not only is Denver a very biker friendly city but the music festival also promoted riding your bike for “free parking.” With this in mind, I created the Pedal Hard Pedal Fast install in hopes of attracting the attention of all the pedal enthusiast and was not disappointed. The raddest part of the day was when a couple guys pedaling their fixed gears happen to catch a peek from the road, locked ’em up and turned around to check out the truck.
There we’re a bunch of talented Denver artists involved in this project, you can find more of their work at so-gnar.com. A big thank you to Pat Milbery and the So-Gnar crew for the chance to display some work and meet some rad individuals and artists.
I’m not, strictly speaking, a Cypress Hill fan. I’ve listened to their music throughout the years randomly at best. That said, after seeing them live I now have a new respect from Cypress Hill. They really get the crowd hyped and know how to create energy. For now, enjoy some photo’s from the show (note: there was no smoke machine used in the performance, all the haze and smoke is man-made), a video edit from the night is in the works.
Last weekend, I went out with Pat and Monster from So-Gnar to our fiend Mikey’s house, the Backyard Snowboard Park, for a little bit of summer shredding. The Fehrle’s are a pretty amazing family and have a great passion for their family and friends. In this short edit, you get glimpse of what I mean. From the moment you arrive your family, being offered food and beverages as well as hugs and hi fives. “This is the good life…” is right.
It looks like I’ll be continuing to do some work with So-Gnar on a part time basis though the summer, we’ve got a trip to Texas coming up which should create some good video. More posts to come as work on my portfolio continues and more video projects are on the horizon.
Last week, the Antix Media and SoGnar crews got together to shoot a piece for channel 9 news here in Denver. It was a pretty rad experience, the spot we hit is known as the Denver glacier and apparently it’s pretty well known. It’s location in down town provided a plethora of visually intriguing scenery shots that I enjoyed filming. After all was said and done, Marc put together this edit from the day.