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Nike SB Barcelona – European Skate Tour BCN Edit

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Nike SB Barcelona – Europe Tour

 

 

 

The Nike SB team have been on a mission around Europe and they have just released clips from their Barcelona stop. Just in case anyone was feeling like they needed a holiday check out this video to torture yourself that little bit more. The skating in this is obviously amazing so see what the Nike boys have to offer. Credit to Henner Figueiredo for filming and Enrique Mayor for the editing this piece. We have just got new Nike SB shoes in. As well as a load of apparel. You can shop Nike SB here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/nike-sb.html

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An interview with Newquays finest Skateboard photographer.

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

 

 

Danny Parker- A short interview with Newquays finest Skateboard photographer.

 

Sit back put your feet up and gain a little insight into the world of Danny Parker. He’s a proper skateboarder. He’ll happily sit on a bus for 2 hours just to skate a shitty curb in a rough underground car park in the middle of winter because its the only dry spot in Cornwall. He has no problem lying in the corner of a cold dirty street with his head staring through the viewfinder of one of his many cameras, just to make his friends look good on a skateboard. He shoots rad pictures, is super productive (started up his own skate zine Fraction Magazine), is a genuine down to earth geezer and can even bust nollie heelflip front noseslides! We sat down and asked him a few questions about his skateboarding and photography and what he’s been getting up to recently. Ladies and Gentleman it is my pleasure to introduce to you the original slippin wizard, Mr Danny Parker.

 

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Darren Goldsworthy- Higher than your average Nollie over the old Parrallel Bench’s- photo Danny Parker

 

 

Safe Danny, can you tell us about yourself and what you do?

 

Wasson! I guess you could say that i’m an amateur photographer and print enthusiast from Cornwall with a lifetime obsession with skateboarding. I finished uni last year and headed to Barcelona soon after with the intention of skating every day in the sunshine and shooting a tonne of photos. A broken foot threw a bit of a spanner in works as far as the skating went but I still managed to chase them shots down, albeit very slowly and carefully haha. Aside from that, I’ve been working on a limited run mag with issue two almost finished.

 

How does Barcelona compare to Cornwall for skateboard photography? Do you approach taking a picture differently when your in a city in regards to your setup and how you want the finished product to look?

 

Aside from the lack of rain haha, the sheer amount of spots in Barcelona is absolutely mind blowing. Obviously there’s a lot of famous spots but there’s so much more if you’ve got the time and the willingness to go out and explore. That being said, I’m really excited to be back in Cornwall. We have a lot of really rugged terrain and genuinely unique locations of the type that you wouldn’t normally see in a skate photo. The two are very different but both rad!

As far as the approach goes, I guess you’re always trying to show the essence of the spot (if that even makes sense haha) whilst trying to show the trick the best way that you can so I’d say that the approach is the same but  the end result is usually very different. I tend to use long lens a lot more than fish eye and take a few steps back wherever I am, although sometimes it’s nice to get in real close and just let the skating do the talking!

 

 

Its Nice To Be Out The House- Danny Parker

 

 

Who and what influence your photography and what made you want to start photographing skateboarding in the first place?

 

It was during my fist trip to Barca about six years ago, we went to a screening of the Phil Evans film ‘Format Perspective’ while we were there. I’d been looking at skate photos in mags since I was a kid but something clicked when I saw that film. There was an exhibition there and it was like it was the first time that I had really looked at a photograph properly. I started my own poor attempts as soon as I got home on a borrowed camera and just took it from there. The enthusiasm hasn’t gone away at all. I’m influenced by all sorts. Obviously there’s a massive list of skate photographers, people like Leo Sharp, CJ, Sam McGuire, Oliver Barton, Daniel Sturt, Wig Worland, Kevin Banks, Mike Blabac, Graham Tait, the list just goes on and on. I’m influenced a lot by American colour photography from the 1970’s and 80’s too. People like Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld. I’m not sure if you can see it in my pictures but the influence is definitely there. Recently I’ve been trying to incorporate elements of street photography where I can, probably from just being in the city. It doesn’t always work out though, there’s definitely an element of luck involved haha.

 

Do you have preferred method/format of photography you like to use? (as in film or digital/what brand of camera etc…)

 

Well I started on an entry level Canon DSLR which I still used until very recently. Quite quickly though I became interested in analogue photography also. I’ve always got a little 35mm point and shoot in my pocket and I’ve always enjoyed shooting skating with medium format. I had let it slip a bit over the last year or so but that old DSLR bore the brunt of a bad hill bomb slam about a month ago and doesn’t work anymore (I got my moneys worth ha) so I’m only shooting film at the moment and enjoying it more than ever! I’ll probably end up replacing it at some point but I’m in no rush right now.

 

Can you tell us who your favorite skaters were to take pictures of whilst you were out in Spain and did you get the chance to shoot with any famous skateboarders?

 

By the time I got over there, my good pal Max Hawke had been there for nearly a year so I just sort of fell in with a ready made crew of rad people who also happened to all shred. It was rad going on missions all the time and usually coming back with something. People like Max, Bacon, Seth Kirk (and loads more) are just down to skate and it all happens organically. It was cool when friends from the UK would come out too and were keen to make the most of a trip. That was always fun and really productive.

 

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Spitfire Wheels UK – Baton Edit

Friday, May 19th, 2017

 

The good folk at Shiner distribution and backers of Pixels TV sent the UK Spitfire Wheels crew out to Barcelona for a brief hard hitting trip. Footage was stacked and of course Black Sheep team rider Harry Lintell got more than involved in his casual nonchalant style. Go watch the edit below featuring Manny Lopez, Dylan Hughes, Joe Gavin and Ollie Lock filmed and edited by lennsman Austin Bristow.

 

Rad to see UK team riders getting the backing from skateboard wheels giants Spitfire Wheels and Shiner putting up the dough and orchestrating for the trip. Props all round to all involved in making this one happen and hopefully more to come!

 

Ps- Harry Lintell currently Stateside with the US Spitfire team so be sure to catch his happenings via Spitfire Wheels Instagram

 

 

Shop the latest Spitfire Wheels here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/spitfire-wheels.html

 

 


Pizza Skateboards “Prepare the Video”

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

 

Everybody’s favorite food related skateboards – also know as Pizza Skateboards are back with a new visual treat called ‘Prepare The Video’. At first glance you may think it’s a bit on the short side to be called full length but the skating that’s packed in to eleven minutes does it justice. Loads of people have and still are travelling to Barcelona on filming missions, so if you want your footage and video to stand out from the crowd you better had put the effort in. The Pizza crew go way beyond the call of duty in this one, a killer edit with raw skating on all those superb Spanish spots. Click play to see a slice of Chase Webb, Mike Pulizzi, Jesse Vieira and Ducky Kovacs getting deep in Barca.

 

 

See our full range from Pizza Skateboards here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard/brand/pizza-skateboards.html

 

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Marek Zaprazny-Primitive Skate International Ambassador

Monday, November 21st, 2016

 

Marek Zaprazny’s hard work has payed off as he finds himself a spot on the international Primitive Skateboards team. This is his first full part for them and is crammed with smooth tech and numerous stacked stair counts from start to finish. You’ll be watching this one more than once or twice we bet. Click play below to witness some next level board control from the Slovakian ripper as he shreds through the streets of Spain.

 

 

See our Primitive Skateboards range here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/primitive-skateboards.html

 

 

 

 


Not another Barcelona video

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Yeah that’s right we gone done did another Barcelona street edit….. Watch below as the Black Sheep team of professional skateboarding expert doggers have a doss about in Barca in between filming for the recent DC Embassy clip.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Filmed and edited by Rob Smith. Pics from Eddie Belvedere.

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The DC Shoes Embassy With The Black Sheep Team

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

So the guys from DC Shoes UK asked us if we’d like to take a few of our Black Sheep riders over to the private indoor skatepark known as The Embassy…… You can pretty much guess the answer didn’t take us to long and away we went to plan suitable dates. Get watching below to see what Rob Smith, Eddie Belvedere, Nick Stansfield and Chris Barrett got up to over in sunny Barcelona.

 

 

Thanks again for having us DC Shoes