Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
New paved magazine is here. I'm really proud of my work in this magazine. I shot a story about the Basque country, and cyclocross. I've also got some images in the gallery section called "proof."
Take a look:
Tooting my horn, sorry, but I am psyched on the way these guys are running this mag.
Monday, March 07, 2011
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Sometimes simplicity of format can reveal the essence of being human. The following three short-form documentaries (all parts of individual series of their own) seem to be derived from or influenced by one another. They all stick to a simple structure of selecting people and displaying them in front of a lens while applying basic conditions. The effect is human honesty in some of it's purest and most touching forms.
"People in Order: Age"
By Lenka Clayton and James Price
Run Time 03:06
"Fifty People One Question: Brooklyn"
By Kenneth Chu, Benjamin Reece, Nathan Heleine, and Tung Bach Ly
Run Time 05:48
"Gadajace Glowy: Part 1"
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Run Time 4:42
(NOTE: Brent Meier of The Meier Family found this film and told me about it. Brent is rare in the fact that he is both a rational man and a wildly creative individual. He is also one of my best friends and I miss him.)
Sitting in our living room. Miles is sick. Cian's watching Indiana Jones. Cheryl's doing school work. Hubble's trying to pet himself by nudging my feet with his head. The place is a total mess and it's all great.
I was out in SoCali for about a week and there was a ton going on—appointments, meetings, driving, we had a secret party for the YBAm, I got to witness some Bones Brigade doc interviews, scoped out a bunch of good examples and bad examples for phase two of the Donuthill, made business + pleasure visits to Skate One and Stacks, plus all the daily attention that my actual job needs from the road. I was still pretty crippled from my knee injury, too ... still am, actually. There were times when it seemed like more than a lot, but it was warm, it was sunny, there are a couple good coffee places right by Pat's house, and each and every single day was full with hand shakes, hugs, and high fives from family and good friends. Can't really ask for anything better.
And I'm back.
I wouldn't ever consider myself an optimist, but there sure is a lot of stuff out there that I enjoy. I like getting out of town, for example, but I also like coming home. I love goofing around but I also love my job. I'm lucky most of the time and I know that can't happen without being unlucky sometimes, too. The glass is rarely half full or half empty. Most of the time it alternates between spilling over the top and being completely bone dry. It's maddening, it's exhilarating, and it's just part of the game.
Good game, though. Right?
Skate One's Michael Furukawa.