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

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 2 Now Playing on Redbull Skateboarding Channel

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business in this episode of “Good Work”.

Good Work episode 2 features Alphonzo Rawls and his #EVERYBODYSKATES and Savalé Footwear brands.

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business.

#EVERYBODYSKATES brand sells shirts, hoodies, hats, boards, and accessories.

He also had been involved in designing shoes for international footwear brands.

After 25 years of working with other companies, he decided to launch his own luxury footwear brand, Savalé.

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Alf was also a pro-skater back in the day.

He started skating when he was 10 and turned pro when he was just 16 years old.

He thinks that skateboarding has somehow helped him be successful in business.

“Skateboarding, it’s for the most part, a really inconsistent sport, which means you definitely have to have some patience and some perseverance…It’s allowed me to think outside the box and apply that ‘out of the box’ thinking to run my business”

Redbull’s Good Work Series features skater-owned and skater-operated businesses.

You can watch the first episode here or on the Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel.

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‘My War: Gabriel Summers’ Now Playing at Thrasher Magazine

Watch “Gabbers” Gabriel Summers as he narrates how the story behind the “Damn It All” part where he got a broken collarbone while trying to conquer a massive kink handrail.

I will think about that forever because that’s something that’s like, took me so hard, and it’s so hard to accomplish and that I actually did it.

The gnarly goofy-footed Australian Skater has been a member of the Zero team since 2019.

Watch the “Damn It All” Zero part below.

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Skate Tales Season 2 is Coming

Skate Tales Season 2 is coming on Red Bull TV starting April 20.

Madars Apse’s documentary series takes us through skateboarding underground to share life experiences and ask more skateboarding mavericks to find out what skateboarding means to them.

You can also watch the series on Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel on these dates:

  • Ep 1 – April 20th
  • Ep 2 – May 5th
  • Ep 3 – May 19th
  • Ep 4 – June 2nd
  • Ep 5 – June 16th
  • Ep 6 – June 30th

You can watch all the season 1 episodes here.

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