Seven days in Boston Mass. at the Orchard shop, seeing old friends, hanging art, skating and talking with the team. Also, photos from Over and Done (photo show) and The Worst is Yet to Come featuring collaborations by Mark Penxa and Don Pendleton.
It started at the Solitary Arts office, sending my box of photos via UPS hours before I boarded the plane.
Then a little spot exploration with Jerry and Yong-Ki to kill some time before the red-eye to Boston.
Front 180 a random gap.
A sleep aid that didn't work resulted in an all night work session that lasted until the battery died in the laptop. Horrid inflight TV shows melted parts of my brain.
Dawn over Ohio.
7AM at Logan airport.
Co-owner and team rider, Bro Gumpright. He had the ender in Out of Body for a reason.
My first day there, I helped welcome a new kid to the team. Congrats Frankie!
Co-owner, Armin working hard, all day every day.
Digi-cam clips of suburban randomness. Longer skate edit to come soon.
Jad Angell and Bill Orsi, Orchard team riders and men of multiple talents. Bill just got a job at Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute as a scientist studying a form of life that exists in the thin layer between fresh and salt water in certain environments in the world. Jad empties the trash in the mayor's office.
Adam, front shuv up the euro gap.
SPB in Boston.
Ezra's mustache has a drinking problem.
Copley square at night.
Hit the streets of Providence R.I. for a day.
Orchard rider, Mike Leslie slash 5-0s a natural bank to curb.
Another part of the deal in Boston was to interview some of the team riders for an upcoming project for the shop. Lee Berman has been on the team since before the shop was a brick and mortar reality.
Fritz Mead, after his part in the first shop vid. 1031 put him on the team and Indy and OJ started flowing him.
Part of the Orchard team on a mission. Filming has started on their next video.
Shot and edited by Mike Chew.
Now for the art portion of this already long blog.
On Sat. the 9th, the art show opened. Above some new 11x14 prints of mine. Two from the One Way or Another trip.
Collaborations by Mark Penxa and Done Pendleton. This piece was donated to the shops charity; 100% of the sale go to help build new skate parks and help kids with boards and equipment.