Thursday, August 22, 2013


Limited Edition Stamford Skatepark edit from a weekend trip in Connecticut.

Friday, August 16, 2013

San Francisco 2013

These photos are from a trip that Lawrence, Casey, Mike, and Billy and I took to San Franciso last year in July. Hard to believe that these photos are from that long ago. More to come later.
Casey exalts the skate gods: "I praise you. You have forsaken me." 
Casey Shaw in Blurry Front Nose
Casey Shaw riding the concrete waves in Chinatown. 
Lawrence's mom called 10 times while he waited for his breakfast sandwich. Mike missed his mom. 
Lawrence heads towards the Forbidden City.
The only thing Lawrence is looking to take home tonight after this wall ride, young lady, is a buzz.
Mike adjusts light beams for peak motion picture quality while Billy prepares to freeze them in time.
A rose among the thorns. Now move.
The view looking off the bridge.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Flagship Brewery

My cousin Jay is definitely one of my favorite relatives. Not only because he got me an entire case of Guinness for Christmas last year, but because he's driven, focused, doesn't take any shit, and always does what he says he's going to do. A man of his word. He's taken those qualities and fused them with his love for beer to create Flagship Brewing Company. This nascent brewery is the only one of its kind on Staten Island, NY (if you don't know, that's where these guys are from). And when I say the only of of its kind, I mean it's the ONLY one. There hasn't been a real brewery in Shoalin for over 50 year. And my cousin Jay, having to grow up on the island and witness such an injustice, is determined to change that. Flagship is all about supporting the local scene, so much so that it even grows their own hops on the island. He asked me and my friend Alena (Joan Rivers Conspiracy Theory ----->) to make him a promotional video for the brewery, and I am very happy to present it to the world and be a part of this movement. Keep your eyes open for Flagship, hitting shelves next year.

Flagship Promo Video from Ray Sykes on Vimeo.