Austyn Gillette – ‘Quik’ Raw

Towards the end of Austyn Gillette’s stint on Quiksilver, Colin Kennedy released the short film ‘QUIK’ capturing a snapshot of the Los Angeles landscape and featuring Austyn tanking it with trademark pop and finesse. ‘QUIK’ affirmed Austyn as one of this generation’s finest examples of ‘less is more’ and as Kennedy just released a raw version of the part, here’s another reminder of that fact. 

Sorry Gino, I’d rather watch Austyn push in switch.

More skateboarding of a suave nature from Austyn in WKND’s ‘Who’s To Say?’ and have read of Austyn’s interview, conducted during his early days of riding for HUF Worldwide, by clicking here.

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Alien Workshop 'believe.' David Bowie

Marking the anniversary of David Bowie’s passing, celebrate the starman’s influence on skateboarding with a few favourite video parts from over the years.

Arto Saari – Sorry

Flip Skateboards, 2002
1984 / Rock N Roll Suicide

Gino Iannuci – Yeah Right!

Girl Skateboards, 2003 (Alternate edit)
Blue Jean

Marc Johnson – Pretty Sweet

Girl & Chocolate Skateboards, 2012
Five Years

Quids In

New Balance Numeric, 2015
Starman

For a more comprehensive recount of Bowie accompanied video parts consult Sidewalk Magazine’s Modern Love – David Bowie & Skateboarding.

‘Atlantic Drift’ by Jacob Harris

Indulge in some appropriate viewing to round off our Isle Skateboards week with ‘Atlantic Drift’ – the latest video from Jacob Harris. Featuring Isle riders Casper Brooker, Chris Jones, Nick Jensen, Silvain Tognelli and Tom Knox alongside friends Mike Arnold and Remy Taveira. This one deserves repeated viewings and are defiinitely needed to grasp Knox’s trademark footwork which just got turned up a notch…

 

Nick Jensen on Art, Isle & ‘Vase’

Anticipating an upcoming Isle Skateboards section in TransWorld’s ‘The Cinematographer Project World View’, a series of interviews conducted in the lead up to ‘Vase’ will be uploaded throughout this week! Here’s the final instalment with Nick Jensen and featuring Jacob Harris, originally published December 2015.

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Due to having not seen ‘Vase’ at the time the following conversation took place, I invited Jacob Harris along to fill in for any absent information on my part. It also seemed deserving for Jake to spend some time on the other side of an interview…

As an integral part of Isle Skateboards, Nick Jensen has been unique in the process  of creating ‘Vase’, experiencing it from  the perspective of both a skateboarder and film maker through assisting Jake with the 16mm camera work and developing the video’s art direction. 

With opinions on skateboarding are just as interesting as his actions when riding a board alongside consistently releasing video parts, many of which are regarded as classics; it was a real privilege to talk all things Isle and ‘Vase’ with Nick.

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London, Long Live Southbank & Isle with Casper Brooker

With great anticipation and excitement towards an upcoming Isle Skateboards section in TransWorld’s ‘The Cinematographer Project World View’, a series of interviews conducted in the lead up to ‘Vase’ will be uploaded throughout this week! Here’s part two featuring Casper Brooker, originally published November 2015.

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casper-brooker-portrait-photo-james-griffiths-isle-skateboards-vase-interview-speedway-skateboarding-magazineThere is a good chance that you haven’t seen a great deal of footage from Casper Brooker since his appearance in the 2012 Slam City Skates video ‘City of Rats’. However, if you attended a premiere of Isle Skateboards’ ‘Vase’ then you will no a doubt be looking forward to whatever comes next. Casper’s skating has matured over the last few years, which is evident from his first few tricks in the video and cemented by the time you reach his ridiculous ender. With ‘Vase’ due in skate shops soon, I got in touch for a few words from Casper about how his year has been so far and what is next now that this project has come to an end.

photo – James Griffiths courtesy of Rock Solid Distribution.

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An Interview about ‘Vase’ with Jacob Harris

With great anticipation and excitement towards an upcoming Isle Skateboards section in TransWorld’s ‘The Cinematographer Project, World View’, a series of interviews conducted in the lead up to ‘Vase’ will be uploaded throughout this week! Here’s the first, originally published in November 2015.

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portrait – Finn Andres

With full length skateboard videos becoming a rarer commodity, those that do surface are celebrated dearly. Combine that with a group of skateboarders, most of whom a part of the Blueprint legacy, and you can start to understand the excitement and anticipation surrounding Isle Skateboards’ first video production ‘Vase’.

The man behind the video is Jacob Harris. Whilst Jake currently spends most of his time behind the lens or in the editing studio, he is also an incredibly talented skater himself (being sponsored by Slam and flowed by HUF should be proof enough of this). With the countdown for ‘Vase’ ticking away I sat down for a discussion with Jake about his creative process, the upcoming Isle video, ‘Eleventh Hour’ and more.

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