If you’re looking for somewhere new to skate then check out Welshcakes video blog or facebook page for reviews on loads of parks around the UK. Every week Chimpo Mcdoodle takes welshcakes to a new park and tears it up. This weeks episode takes us to Cardiff plaza, check it out….
The plan was to skate various spots around the greasy streets of London throughout the night from dusk till dawn. In theory a great plan as surely less people means less traffic and therefore less hassle. However from the word go the rain came! This forced us to seek ledges, ramps and rails sheltered from the British ‘summer’ weather.
It’s a well known fact that security guards don’t like skaters or even people filming skaters, I think it comes from a bitter memory! At our second spot which was super hard to get too and even harder to get out of we encountered security asking us to leave. Not wanting to cut the trip short and spend it in a cell we politely obliged.
We headed to a few secret locations encountering Londons “user friendly roads” grinding through the heavy traffic and parking was becoming a nightmare.
South bank welcomed us with piss stink and angry graffiti. Luke Jarvis was skating so hard he bust a bearing, luckily we had a spare deck at hand and made a quick swap.
Overall the trip was a huge success, capturing plenty of footage of Luke and Flavio Flavenz shredding whilst Laurent Shinar and Hula ( M+V photogs ) snapped some fantastic images.
Andy Jarvis has knocked together a quick edit of Luke skating. The footage we captured will be released in our upcoming DVD. More info coming soon. Check out the links below.
The M+V team are traveling to The Big Smoke this Friday to capture footage and stills of some epic skaters around London’s notorious spots and also hidden gems.
In attendance will be M+V photogs Hula, Laurent Shinar and Andy Jarvis.
The forecast is looking good, and the schedule is tight for our dusk till dawn shoot!
At M+V we are very lucky to work with a collection of talented people. In particular our photographers, who play a very important role in creating our image have been busy lately. Laurent Shinar attended the greenpeace skatepark at Glastonbury 2011. Where he captured, among others the skills of Ross McGouran and Darly Domoniguez. Laurent is building a great portfolio and his work can be viewed here. http://www.laurentshinar.com/
The ever creative Hula is currently sifting through 30 megawatts of photos from Blissfields Festival. When sorted you should take a look at his work at http://hulaprint.tumblr.com/