It’s weird because the type of kids who thought skateboarding was cool in 1992 are not the kids who think skateboarding is cool in 2013. I’m generalizing of course but they are different kids. I can’t imagine what I would think of skateboarding if I was 12 years old right now. Would I be able to recognize how rad it is? I don’t know the answer to that. I feel like I would think it’s kinda weird and mainstream.. Maybe I wouldn’t have ever started. I remember the reason I started skating was because I saw these kids with green hair and big pants and they looked so stupid, and I wanted to be that. I appreciate everything skating has given me but I miss the attitude.
This is a bit late but a really good read. Lots of parallels with the snowboard industry.
The Eight is born as magazine-format snowboard photography book. In each volume eight photographers will be featured and given 12-14 pages. Each photographer can submit any content they like, with no restrictions. The main problem photographers face with magazines is that photos have to feature the latest gear and fit the content and style of the mag or that particular issue. Here photographers can submit any content they want to show, new or old, we are just looking for amazing photography. We’ll be doing a volume twice a year, one at the beginning of the season (November) and one at the end of the season (May).