Fernside Ramp, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Fernside Ramp, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm

The spine of British skateboarding magazine ‘Sidewalk Surfer’, Issue 24, March ’98, reads ‘SKATEBOARDING IS FAR BETTER THAN ANYTHING MAGAZINE’. One would be hard pressed to find a skateboarder who would disagree. The words – ‘Skateboarding is better than sex’ – have been uttered to me at a skate park, or dropped in amongst a wider philosophical discussion of life between skateboarders more than once.

Skateboarding is powerful enough to change one’s vision of the world – concrete is no longer simply a building material, a bench is no longer just for sitting, and stairs and accompanying handrails are no longer simply devices to aid one in descending or ascending from one level to another. The urban world is a massive and intricate playground to be explored, full of potential.

 

Skateboarding Life is my personal, ongoing search for Animal Chin.

DJ, Fail, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
DJ, Fail, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Bondi, NSW (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Bondi, NSW (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Hillary, Maroubra Bowl, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Hillary, Maroubra Bowl, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Tim, Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Tim, Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Invert, Maroubra, NSW (2003), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Invert, Maroubra, NSW (2003), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rolling, Chippendale, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rolling, Chippendale, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Skateboards, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Skateboards, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rick, Bondi, NSW (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rick, Bondi, NSW (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Ultimo, NSW (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Ultimo, NSW (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Monster, Homebush, NSW (2006), C-Type Print, 56.2cm x 84.1cm
Monster, Homebush, NSW (2006), C-Type Print, 56.2cm x 84.1cm
Leahey, Lounge Room Wallride, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Leahey, Lounge Room Wallride, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Luke, Sweeper, Spence, ACT (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Luke, Sweeper, Spence, ACT (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Macquarie Fields Bowl, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Macquarie Fields Bowl, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Fernside Kids, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Fernside Kids, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Gutter grind, Suburban NSW (1996), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Gutter grind, Suburban NSW (1996), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Fernside Ramp, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
DJ, Fail, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Bondi, NSW (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Hillary, Maroubra Bowl, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Tim, Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Invert, Maroubra, NSW (2003), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rolling, Chippendale, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Skateboards, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rick, Bondi, NSW (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Ultimo, NSW (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Monster, Homebush, NSW (2006), C-Type Print, 56.2cm x 84.1cm
Leahey, Lounge Room Wallride, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Luke, Sweeper, Spence, ACT (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Macquarie Fields Bowl, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Fernside Kids, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Gutter grind, Suburban NSW (1996), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Fernside Ramp, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm

The spine of British skateboarding magazine ‘Sidewalk Surfer’, Issue 24, March ’98, reads ‘SKATEBOARDING IS FAR BETTER THAN ANYTHING MAGAZINE’. One would be hard pressed to find a skateboarder who would disagree. The words – ‘Skateboarding is better than sex’ – have been uttered to me at a skate park, or dropped in amongst a wider philosophical discussion of life between skateboarders more than once.

Skateboarding is powerful enough to change one’s vision of the world – concrete is no longer simply a building material, a bench is no longer just for sitting, and stairs and accompanying handrails are no longer simply devices to aid one in descending or ascending from one level to another. The urban world is a massive and intricate playground to be explored, full of potential.

 

Skateboarding Life is my personal, ongoing search for Animal Chin.

DJ, Fail, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Bondi, NSW (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Hillary, Maroubra Bowl, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Tim, Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Backyard Pool, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Invert, Maroubra, NSW (2003), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rolling, Chippendale, NSW (2005), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Skateboards, VIC (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Rick, Bondi, NSW (2008), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Ultimo, NSW (2004), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Monster, Homebush, NSW (2006), C-Type Print, 56.2cm x 84.1cm
Leahey, Lounge Room Wallride, Enmore, NSW (2011), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
Luke, Sweeper, Spence, ACT (2007), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Kas, Macquarie Fields Bowl, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Fernside Kids, Waterloo, NSW (2006), Archival Pigment Print, 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Gutter grind, Suburban NSW (1996), Archival Pigment Print, 84.1cm x 59.4cm
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