All images in the following blog post were found between my house and the nearest (Fellini) Kroger on March 14, 2015.
Skateboarding, we love you.
Johnny, Colby, Ian, and Josh.
Saturday drive with Jon Lawson through some charming East Tennessee back roads.We headed east on this cold morning. Equipped with one digital camera(me) and at least four film cameras(Jon). More trips like this in the near future will happen. Without a doubt.
Much appreciation goes to Jon Lawson. Thank you for the drive and companionship. Please visit Jon Lawson's website for his views-----> jw lawson FINE ART
In my 25 years as a skateboarder, I have developed a lifelong and genuine respect for what skateboarding is and what skateboarding has continued to teach me. John Bohnenstiel is certainly a true skateboarder that adheres to this philosophy. At the crisp age of 41, Johnny has no intention of quieting his passion and has a concrete understanding as to what makes skateboarding an innovative and organic art form. The more riders we have that foster this appreciation towards skateboarding, the brighter it is for the future of skateboarding.
Located a few clicks west of downtown, the Wallows is an old school Knoxville skate spot. Though it was named after the world famous cement ditch in Hawaii, Knoxville's Wallows earned its own legendary status by offering a safe haven for local skateboarders long before construction began on the city skatepark. Ian Thomas and I decided to visit the ditch in hopes that the terrain would be without watery interferences.
Ian Thomas and I found a few more spots outside of downtown Knoxville to skate this Sunday afternoon. The heat was high, but the vibes were chill.
Ian Thomas and John Bohnenstiel
Railroad tie ledge
Before the rain began to fall this afternoon, Ian Thomas and I were able to squeeze in a few shots of him connecting on some steezy tail slides and frontside grinds.
Decided to set out for another walk in downtown Knoxville. This time, I cut my time in half to 15 minutes. It was lunch time in the city, so the foot traffic was less than plentiful. Here are some of the photos.
Russell Garner and Nik Teague writing music for their rabid fans.
Last Winter I was lucky enough to photograph my favorite local band right here in Knoxville, Tennessee as a photojournalism project. The guys granted me full access and impressed me musically and personally. I give you EBONY EYES !!!
Ebony Eyes is:
Russell Garner - Vocals & Guitar
NIkolai Teague - Bass
Bill Van Vleet - Drums
Click here to see and hear more from -----> Ebony Eyes
My camera and I decided to have a short stroll around downtown Knoxville without an agenda or destination. I gave myself a half-an-hour deadline for this project. Click through the gallery to see all photos.