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Greg Hunt Explains the Message Behind His New Photo Book About Jason Dill

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Greg Hunt’s body of work is impressive. From The DC Video [2004] through Alien Workshop’s Mind Field [2009] and Vans’ Propeller [2015], Hunt is responsible for some of skateboarding’s most beloved films. He’s also an accomplish photographer. Over the past 17 years, a recurring subject in Hunt’s photo wok has been Jason Dill—who is arguably skateboarding’s most colorful character. He’s certainly one of its most recognizable. Instead of keeping this photo archive in his personal collection, Hunt collaborated with Dill on a new photo book titled Ninety-Six Dreams Two Thousand Memories. It shows Dill’s evolution from a young pro to owning skateboarding’s hottest brand in photo form. Hunt recently sat down with Monster Children for an interview in which he breaks down the message behind it all.

I’m not sure. It’s a photo book, so it’s sort of designed to be open for interpretation. Each image is significant, and there’s a reason why it’s all edited a certain way, but to each person who’s flipping through I’m sure it’s a totally different experience. If anything, I’d say the book shows this incredible full circle in Dill’s life: you see him at the beginning of the book as this young pro skater at the top of his game, then at the end, 17 years later, after going through so much shit, there he is sitting with the FA kids who are at the exact same age and point in their careers as he was at the start. Despite what Dill might have been going through at certain points in his life, he’s always stuck to what he believes in. He’s never wavered. The book is a testament to that.

Head over to the Monster Children site to read the entire piece. Ninety-Six Dreams Two Thousand Memories is available now through Paradigm Publishing.

Image Via Greg Hunt

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‘Good Work’ Episode Features Lisa Whitaker and Meow Skateboards

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Skater Lisa Whitaker narrated how she started Meow Skateboards in this episode of “Good Work”.

She also related how she got introduced to skateboarding and how she founded Girls Skate Network in 2003.

Whitaker started her skateboard company in 2012. Now, Meow has more than a dozen talents including Vanessa Torres, Mariah Duran and Kristin Ebeling.

“Lisa has always been the catalyst for women skateboarding”, says Torres who was one of the first skaters to join Meow’s roster.

Produced by Red Bull, the Good Work series features skater-owned and operated businesses.

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Monster Energy’s Aspire-Inspire Episode Features Mami Tezuka

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Get to know more about Mami Tezuka in this episode of Aspire-Inspire by Monster Energy.

Surrounded by skaters growing up, Mami showed interest in skateboarding at around the age of three.

She started participating in competitions abroad in 2017. In 2021, she won silver in the X Games Women’s Skateboarding part. She landed third place in X Games Chiba 2022.

Fellow Monster Energy rider and friend Lizzie Armanto describes Mami as easy-going, fun to be around, and inspiring. “When I’m around her, I want to push myself better,”

Tezuka admits that she enjoys filming video parts more enjoyable than participating in contests.

“Competition is kind of stressful for me”, Mami said. But added that she does enjoy seeing everyone at contests.

“Filming part is more fun for me…it doesn’t to be hard, tricky trick, but you can see the style and progress of the skating”, explained Mami.

I want to inspire girl skaters and young people. Do what you love and then don’t be afraid to be yourself.

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Aspire-Inspire is a mini-documentary series by Monster Energy. Previous episodes featured Aurelien Giraud, Kelvin Hoefler, Rune Glifberg, Ayumu Hirano, Nyjah Huston, and Matt Berger.

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The Nine Club Features Elliot Sloan

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Elliot Sloan narrated how he injured his neck while doing a 900 and his other worst slams on the ramp in this episode of The Nine Club podcast.

He also talked about getting into vert and then mega ramp, building his own vert and mini mega ramp in his own backyard, and hosting the X Games in his backyard among other things in the two-hour podcast.

Sloan is a four-time X Games Big Air gold medalist. In the recent X Games held in his backyard, he landed second place in the debut of the Mega Ramp category and first in the Skateboard Vert Best Trick.

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