Sandro's Blog — January 2012 Archive Blogger Profile
Sandro is the brainchild, co-founder/owner, creative director and janitor at Color. An art school drop-out he got his start early in life doing graphics for skateboard companies while designing his high-school year book and slanging tee shirts, chips to crack Playstations and fake IDs. He’s proudly not on Facebook and lives with his lovely girlfriend Julianna in Vancouver BC.
If surviving this past week's opening reception for the Hour Hands group photography show was based solely on my ability to tell about it, than I can not ignore the gentlemen above. Plague Vendor, as they're known, are a young band out of Los Angeles who traveled up to do an other event with us for Know Show, but much to our benefit, stayed an extra night... more on that a bit further down on the page though.
The story at hand (no pun intended) is that of a movement of artists. Photographers practiced in the ways of skateboarding and trapped in a paradigm of time unknown. And for some unaccounted for. But let me clear yet another elephant out of the room. These special creatures shown above of whom adorn the Dynamo arts building on the East Hastings St. in Vancouver along with our music editor Justin Gradin, friend and artist Andrew Pommier and of course Natasha Lands whose studio space sits at the fornt of the building where we chose to exhibit the works of over 40 current and past contributors to Color.
Everything went swimmingly as visitors for Know Show and eager local eyes alike swarmed the perimeter of the space, soaking in all its timeless aesthetic glory so soundly curated by Color photo editor Gordon Nicholas and contributor, Brayden Olson. "Classy" was a word trending strong amongst the trade show crowd as they took back complimentary Cariboo beer and watched as the local colour drifted on in groups and outsiders grew gitty.
In this week’s episode of Hand in Hand on Ride Channel Sonic’ Youth’s Thurston Moore discusses the impact skateboarding had on his life.