All posts in Shanghai

  • Contax T2 / Kodak Tri-X 400

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    I’ve been in a bad habit if hoarding film. It’s one of those habits that kind of sucks, but at the same time is kind of nice. Part of the allure of shooting film to me is the suspense you feel after finishing a roll and waiting to get it back. In my case, I shot quite a bit of film this summer and waited months and months to have it developed; partly because I kept forgetting, but also because I wanted to look back on the warmer months all at once. At least, that’s what I’d tell myself after finishing each roll.

    Here are some non-cycling related photos I shot on my Contax T2 with Kodak Tri-x 400. I have a TON of photos from the summer/fall, so once I get those sorted and uploaded maybe I’ll toss a link here. Until then, check out a few B&W snaps below.

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  • PUSHFEST Shanghai – Asia’s First Skateboarding Film Festival

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    Our buddies over at PUSH Media have been working hard to bring Asia their first ever skateboarding film festival: PUSHFEST. Not only will there be video screenings, drinks and food, but there will also be a miniramp session and a Q&A with Epicly Later’d’s Patrick O’Dell.

    It all goes down on December 3 at Central Studios here in Shanghai. Doors will open at 5, with the first screening starting at 6PM sharp. So don’t be late! Yes, this event is put on by a bunch of skaters, but don’t trip and think that skater time applies here – these dudes are punctual. Show up early, get some beers in your system and enjoy. Also, respect the venue cause the folks at Central Studios are good people.

    Here are the details:

    PUSHFEST 2016 – December 3rd at Central Studios in Shanghai.

    5:00 PM DOORS OPEN: RAWB DJ SET

    6PM SESSION 1: PUSH curated showcase + CHINA premier of Northbound Directed by Jørn Nyseth Ranum

    7PM INTERMISSION: Food by EGG. Drinks BY GOOSE ISLAND AND JAMESON. Skate comps and prizes provided by Vans, Beats and Stance.

    8PM FINAL SKATE SESSION: GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. China Social Club DJ Set.

    8.30PM SESSION 2: Conversation with Patrick O’Dell + episodes of his series Epicly later’d

    10 PM EVENT ENDS.

    Address:

    1/F, Bldg 1, 751 Huangpi Lu,
    near Jianguo Dong Lu
    黄陂南路751号1号楼1楼, 近建国东路

    Closest metro is Madang Lu

  • Factory Five F5 Pista Hubs & Wheelsets

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    The guys over at Factory Five are known for not only bringing you some killer track and fixed gear bikes in Shanghai but also for developing their own line high-quality components; their world-renowned Lattice Chainring or the innovative F5 Titan 31.8 Quill Stem are perfect examples.

    So what’s the latest from Factory Five? Hubs and wheels of course, and they look damn good to boot.

    The F5 Pista Hubs are forged from 7075 aluminum, CNC finished and fitted with sealed-cartridge bearings sitting on chromoly axles. The Sherrif Staresque cutout flange is designed to distribute stress while keeping the overall weight down to just 490 grams for the set (including bolts).

    These hubs are available in 20h for the front and 24h for the rear with a flange diameter of 80mm and a BCD of 70.5. They’re up for sale no in black, silver and for a limited time, monster purple. Also, be sure to check out the F5 Pista Wheelset.

  • XIAO HU

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    Last week, my buddy Theo Paul Santana and I went out with our young buddy, Xiao Hu, to film a couple lines and shoot some photos. With Xiao Hu being a young Chinese metal-head, we figured we’d have some fun with these clips and asked him to get all metal and corpse paint his face. He was down and here’s what we came up with. More photos below from Theo.

    Enjoy.

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  • Levi’s Skateboarding Now At FLY STREETWEAR

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    Levi’s Skateboarding has officially landed in China. A little while back, my buddy Wang Di, Edan and myself went out to get some promo photos for Fly and Skatehere.com. Theo Paul Santana came along and shot the photos for the look book.

    We met up at Fly around 6:30, drank a few beers and then headed out to get some quick dinner before the night of shooting that was ahead of us. The day leading up the the shoot, Edan, my good homie and manager at Fly, hit me up with a few spots he thought would make a good photo. One of the spots he sent me was this perfect wallride, so I knew there was no pressure and that getting a usable photo would be relatively easy pending a hassle-free session. Wang Di didn’t really have a spot in mind, so we ended up at this bridge near The Bund, getting some “lifestyle” shots first.

    From there, it was off to get a photo of Wang Di first. We ended up way far off from the wallride spot I thought we’d be heading to; plus it was starting to get late. Wang Di stuck a few solid switch flips, then it was my turn. Instead of going to the original spot that Edan suggested, we ended up at this crazy looking marble wave with a decent gap.

    By the time I scoped it out, it was about midnight and the area was completely pitch-black. The only way I was even able see the start of the wave was thanks to a tiny LED light I had in my bag. I decided a boneless would be pretty easy and make for a quick photo, so I tried a couple and stuck one on the 3rd run up.

    Check out a few more shots below from the Levi’s Skateboarding Fall/Winter line and be sure to head on over to Skatehere.com and Fly Streetwear if you’re in China!

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  • Bicycle Film Festival Shanghai

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    The BFF (Bicycle Film Festival) has been running for 15 years now and traveled to over 60 cities, showing short films to over 1 million cycling enthusiats, bike folk and curious parties. This year, the 2015 Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Shanghai from November 5-8 at Anken Air (the building that Factory 5 is in), so don’t miss it if you’re in SH.

    Here’s the schedule:

    November 5
    7-11pm Photo Exhibition & Opening Reception

    November 6
    7pm “Cinematic Shorts”
    9pm “Fun Bike Shorts”

    November 7
    7pm “Urban Bike Shorts”
    9pm “Cyclique”
    After-party at Arkham

    November 8
    5pm “Cinematic Shorts” (repeat)
    7pm “Urban Bike Shorts” (repeat)

    Admission is 100 RMB per program and there are a few ways to get your tickets.

    -Pick ’em up at Factory 5 in-person at 667 Changhua Lu, Building S1, Shanghai
    -Get them online via WeChat, Taobao or the Factory 5 online shop.

    Can’t wait to check some of these films out!

  • A Constant Change: Skatebording, Surfing & Shanghai

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    My good buddy Alex Greenberg out here in Shanghai just finished up project that’s been months in the works, and highly anticipated on my end; it’s called A Constant Change. A Constant Change is pretty much a digital catch-all for Alex’s photos, travels and Snapchat stories. Head on over and give it a look! Here’s a shot of Chris Joslin with a varial heelflip over the Bin Jiang 13 stair handrail from a LRG trip earlier this year.

    ps: I know the site has been a little messed up as of late; funky icons loading on the homepage, slow speeds and less-than-consistent updates…not to worry though, I finally got a decent internet connection (decent here is 3-5 mb/s) so things are being fixed and there’s plenty of stuff in the pipeline. Cheers!

  • Studio 191 at Factory Five


    A few months back, my buddy Elliot of Studio 191 threw a photo party at Factory 5 and my friend Theo Paul Santana was there to document it. Here’s a short that Theo produced from that night last spring. Enjoy.