Thursday, December 10, 2009


so i dont typically like to put full length video's on here but i was so syked on the nike video "debacle" that i went for it. this made me want to go skate so bad. but right now were plagued with another snow storm in the forcast so that probably wont be happening anytime soon. but maybe ill make a trip down to the bay one of these days. for another good old skate session. some day id love to shoot the photos for a video like this. and i gotta let you know i also dont typically like to advertise for huge corporations like nike but this video killed it. so watch and enjoy. its only 20 min anyway

Nike Debacle from mike on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


40’s Girls and Ollie’s
F.g.o. has been a major part of my life since I was eleven years old. F.g.o. is what we called the skate park where we all used to meet before and after school from 6th to 12th grade. F.g.o. is a second family to me. We all look out for each other any way we possibly can and we all make sure we don’t screw up too bad. We all have our own personalities and we all love each other because of that. Yet we all have one thing in common. We love to skateboard. There is something about the culture and people you encounter that will change your life forever. There is something about the countless nagging of your parents to do something productive, and the constant pressure of drugs and violence that make you who you are. Fgo stands for (40’s Girls and Ollies) because those are the things that we all have in common. We love to drink, we love girls, and we love skating. I have been wanting to do this project ever since I started taking pictures. There is something about your high school friends that will never leave you. And for me that is FGO (besides the fact its tattooed on new) my friend have taught me more than I could ever learn from my school. They have showed me how corrupted society can be and how amazing the world is. I hope you get the chance to experience what these people mean to me though my photos. This is where I come from and how i became who I am

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a couple old ones

heres a couple photos from i think halloween that i never editied jesse was a no lander and jons arm is blown out but i still like them so deal with it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

end of my essay

so iv been editing and printing lately but not realyl taking photos school and work have completely taken over my life i havn't even gotten to ride yet. but i just wrote this essay and im pretty syked on the conclusion of it. the essay is about consumerism in the 1960's and today. so let me know what you think.

With all of these pressing issues in the 1960’s it is amazing how far we have come, with people such as the housewives and the black panthers pushing through the crowd for us. It just goes to prove no one is going to sit and revolutionize the world for you, you have to find the problem, isolate it and do whatever is necessary to fix it. Whether that be, stepping out of the suburbs, or bombing police stations. The world needed to change in the 1960’s and the world needs to change today. In the 1960’s the world was controlled by the government and the white men who ran it, and supported it. Today the world is controlled by consumerism and the ever-growing corporation. The corporations of today run the government. They control what you eat, what you watch, what you hear, and what you feel. The people who are making your depression medications are the same people who produce your vegetables. And the people who package your potato chips decide whether or not we have a national health care system. The world is corrupted by corporations and government, and the only way to fix it is through revolution, and this revolution will be different than any other. This one means more work, more sweat, more blood, and probably more violence. We’re going to have to start growing our own food, creating our own entertainment, and finding ways to make ourselves happy without pills or drinks, and if we succeed this revolution will benefit everyone in the world. You will be forced to step out of your comfort zone just like the housewives of the 1960’s, and do things for yourself for once in your life. Not because your boss asked you to, not because the TV told you to, and not because the medication your taking made you think you had to. It’s going to happen because you want it, and because you want your life back.