Daniel Wheatley put together some clips from the 2020 lockdown days and combined them with a few recent ones resulting in this very nice video featuring the Palace LA shop boys and friends. Check Daniel’s work for Lotties HERE.
No, this very nice Cooper Latimer part is not brought to you by Whiskas. The channel is called MR. WHISKERS INC. This seems to be a brand new creation by Cooper and his friends. We love to see the lesser-known and more hidden spots of LA.
It´s all good! Nicolas Marti is back spreading joy with this ten-minute video. He and his friends visited the City of Angels to meet more friends, skate, and hang out with Chris Milic. They even took some pictures with Antwuan Dixon. It seems they had a great time :).
Check Nicolas’s previous full-length HERE.
While the world seems so dark and unfair at the moment, Baker Skateboards is providing us with the very much needed aid to keep us from going insane. Kevin “Spanky” Long just dropped “Horses” – his new part and it is lovely, to say the least. Baker Boys are doing everything right, it seems.
Close to 20Min. that just flew by. Kyle Geldheart just released a video called “driveby” and it’s showcasing the next generation of skaters coming out of California. A video featuring Cyprus Blanco, Curran Stagg, Cruise Mosberg, Smiler & Justice Lora.
You can buy their shit HERE.
Sometimes you stumble over something new and you think to yourself: “wow, that´s really nice!”. We had the same reaction with this short but sweet video named “coop” starring Cooper Latimer. He came up with some spicy tricks and Tyler Smolinski added the icing on top with really good filming and editing. Also, if you‘re wondering what pants Cooper is wearing, he might have made them himself.
We all know that the best Shawarma is to find in Berlin and maybe that’s the reason we got gripped opening Elliot Katz’s mail from a few days ago. After watching this independent skateboard film from Los Angeles we became even more interested and began to answer Elliot’s mail with this sentence:
“Wow! Amazing video. Will post it tomorrow for sure! Thanks a lot and please keep sending us things. Really appreciate it!”
So, the next time you think about sending us a video just find a good title, spend all of your time filming a few years in the streets and release an outstanding independent video project with all of your friends. Simple as that!
Just kidding, keep sending us your stuff to Daniel@place.tv & Roland@place.tv.
For our #63 issue we traveled to the city of angels to shoot an issue together with an eclectic group of people.
People ranging from Hyun Kummer a.k.a. @Versace_plug, Guy Mariano & Eric Koston, Nyjah Huston, Jim Greco & Mark Appleyard all added their 2 cents to our video and issue.
Kai Hillebrand or Kaio, as most people tend to call him, was one of our main protagonists for this issue and during the shooting, he once took us aside and asked if we could save some of the footage for another project. Well, we said yes, the project didn’t take off and now we decided to ask our filmer, Peter Buikema, to remix to footage.
Whether you are in Los Angeles right now, or his local Ratingen, Germany you should try and enjoy, relax and go skate afterward! We know Kaio would like all of you to follow these instructions to a tee.
Photo by Danny Sommerfeld
You gotta have love for a true skate-rat style skate shop. Lotties is a strong staple inside and outside of the scene, they are based in.
This year marks 10 years of Stefan’s shoe with Nike SB. As such we get multiple looks, we get Trust Fall, we get a talk in Paris and now we get a look at his creative side paired with some really good skateboard moves.
All things being as they may this is a really cool look behind the curtain and into what Stefan does on the daily.
Sobriety leads most pro’s back on the path to a productive skateboard life. 12 steps can turn back into 12 stairs again all of a sudden and for AA this has been the second coming of his career.
A new Giddy is upon us and with all other episodes of this series, this has a concept, a very simple form follows function type of concept. You view stuff on your phone, you film stuff on your phone so this one is sized for viewing on your phone.
Anyway, enjoy the dudes in L.A.
By now you have read the interview and seen the photos, so what is left? Paul Herrmann’s video itself, so press play, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Luis Waterkamp, Anton Jaeger, Tim Thomas, Steffen Grap & some other people they met along the way.
We are happy to present a new Video by Paul Hermann titled: “Transit Ride” filmed in the US – New York and LA to be exact. Since he’s been traveling for quite a while, we thought to ask him about the recent project and everything else he’s been up to lately.
Interview by Moritz Alte
Photos by Paul Herrmann
Hey Paul, what are you up to right now?
I’m in Frankfurt right now, for my sisters birthday. I just got back from Rome and I’m going to fly back to Berlin tonight.
Happy Birthday to your Sister!
So, looking at the video it seems like you guys had a pretty good time. Where did you go and which parts of the cities did you stay in, for how long?
Anton (Jäger) and I had an room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We stayed there for over a month. Even though our area was more or less calm, I feel like New York was really loud and hectic.
After that we flew to LA, where we got lucky and stayed in West Hollywood for another month.
I can imagine…Did you feel a different vibe after going to LA?
Yeah as I said. It is a whole different vibe over there. It is almost like going to a different country. It was way warmer and sunnier than New York and it felt even bigger because we spent ages in the car, as everyone does.
In New York you were able to go street skating almost every day. We could just push around and just find spots. Compared to NY, LA was the exact opposite it was pretty chill. We checked our skate map and tried to hit about 2 or 3 spots a day around the same area. Sometimes only one a day.
Okay, so who’s part of the video/who came along on the trip?
Actually, the main part is with all the boys from Germany. They came out to New York for about two weeks. We skated and filmed every day. The first weeks of the whole stay in the US, were the most productive. After the guys left, we still went skating, but it was rather chill. We crossed ways with a lot of skaters from all over the world. Almost everyone got a trick too!
Who would you say has standout appearance in the video?
Luis Waterkamp, Tim Thomas. No cap!
We can agree, always good to see some Wulle (Luis) footage.
Steffen (Grap) told me that a car crashed into a Deli, right next to the place they were staying at. Do you have a similar story like that?
(Laughs) What? I didn’t even hear about that!
Actually, it was the whole time that stood out. If I think back now the small things that I enjoyed the most come to mind. For example, the day the other boys left we went to a rooftop and had a slice of pizza at our local spot before they left to the airport. I also loved the trip to Vegas from LA that we did. Even though Vegas itself sucked and I had to drive the whole time, it was sick. We stopped whenever we wanted, in the middle of nowhere. One time we even found an abandoned Motel and skated the pool.
That sounds pretty sick…Any place you would like to go next?
I’d love to go to Valencia with all the homies, but I have to work, unfortunately. Besides that, I don’t have any plans at the moment.
Any projects planned for the future that you can tell us about?
You’ve got an exhibition coming up? Tell us a bit about that!
Yes, that’s right. I’m working on an exhibition, including a super 8 video. The whole project is called “I THOUGHT I WAS YOU” and is about my time in the states. I will be finished by the beginning of April or May hopefully. Besides that, I want to keep on traveling, creating and doing what I love.
Sounds really good, we’ll be there. Thank you for being in touch Paul!
Jim Greco directed this new film and as with everything you do you keep getting better and better.
Now it is obvious when you talk to people that Greco’s work seems to divide people into groups who love it and groups who don’t like his direction and will be vocal about it. And we can see why, with Jim being as polarizing as he is but with this project he changes focus from himself to 2 young skaters.
Leandre and Ludvig, a pairing that might not look obvious on paper but one that works oddly well! Never hurting one another but leaving the other room to do his own thing.
The music – a jazz tune – is guiding and binding melting the two skaters into one project, it is truly nice to see.
Another binding factor is the use of film instead of digital camera’s creating a more classic feel and depiction of the city of Los Angeles.
The question that remains is… Does this film create the same division or is it the moment people see Jim’s work in a new light? That is up to you, the viewer. Enjoy!
We have a little something coming up with Andrea and she told us about this lovely video and how proud she was about making it. Andrea is awesome, her skating is sick and she is all about skating and skateboard culture.
Enjoy this video both her and Vern Laird put a lot of hard work towards it.
We met the guys while we were out in Los Angeles working on our current issue. Magnus was trying that switch frontside wallride and drove straight into me after the landing, “Yooo, what’s up guys?”.
We talked for a bit and they told us they were looking for greyish spots only, “Wrong city!” is what we told them but after seeing the results it turns out they were right and we were tripping. Enjoy this new Colin Kennedy piece!