Interviews

Interview: Xavier De Le Rue - Ride as Much as Possible

Interview: Xavier De Le Rue – Ride as Much as Possible

Xavier de Le Rue is a name people tend to hear more and more (and miss-spelt just as much though!). Although he's been charging for many years, recognition is only starting to catch up to his riding skills. One explanation might be because he has never been looking for fame and always been doing what …

Video Interview: Patrick Hoelck - Candid, Gritty and Simply Real

Video Interview: Patrick Hoelck – Candid, Gritty and Simply Real

“Hoelck’s images seem at first to be random, thrown together, an accidental assemblage, but they provide a narrative of our cultural landscape, a series on contemporary urban life.” – Gisela Getty Patrick Hoelck is an American filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles and New York City. He is popularly known for his unique artistic …


Teasing Out the American Dream with Jeff Brouws

Teasing Out the American Dream with Jeff Brouws

The Highway Landscape: Motel Drive, Fresno, California 1991 Jeff Brouws, born in San Francisco in 1955, is a self-taught artist. Pursuing photography since age 13, where he roamed the railroad and industrial corridors of the South Bay Peninsula, Brouws has compiled a visual survey of America's evolving rural, urban and suburban cultural landscapes. Using single …

Silke Sieler Motion Graphics Artist

Silke Sieler Motion Graphics Artist

Silke Sieler is a motion graphics designer based in Hamburg, Germany. She's currently working at motion design agency Sehsucht. Sieler loves abstract things, strange details, loud music and lots of ice-cream and her vision of motion design is food for eager eyes. Her last short abstract movie is dealing with metamorphosis and transformation, connecting art …

One Of A Kind Photographer Michael Jang

One Of A Kind Photographer Michael Jang

Cowboys, punk scene, LA movie premieres and heroes. Michael Jang's photographs are among a lot of collections, like his photograph of David Bowie signing autographs at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which is among the SFMOMA collection or like his photograph of Frank Sinatra at the March of Dimes "Man of the Year" in 1973. Hamburger …


Matt Belzile Interview

Matt Belzile Interview

"Matt lets his riding speak for him. Quiet and humble describes him best off the hill. But put him on a snowboard, and he’ll destroy everything in front of him. In the park or an urban setting, it’s apparent that he honed his skills in the icy terrain of Quebec since he stomps like a …

Roberta Mancino - What A Fly Girl

Roberta Mancino – What A Fly Girl

Italian Roberta Mancino was born 1980 in Anzio, a small city from the coast south of Rome. She perfectly combines the beauty (Modeling) and the beast (Skydiving). Some weeks ago she was voted sexiest woman by Men's Fitness sexiest woman in sports. About her modeling job, she doesn't speak much and Skydiving is still her …

Fons Schiedon Moving Images

Fons Schiedon Moving Images

Fons Schiedon is a dutch filmmaker and artist. Currently he resides in Berlin. His work consists of moving images of various dimensions and characteristics. Schiedon has worked for clients such as MTV Asia, Nickelodeon and de Volkskrant. Schiedon's captivating visuals always have a deeper purpose and he's cooking up a variety of projects that are …


Tim Humphreys Interview

Tim Humphreys Interview

Snowboarding is his escape from everything that is troubling him. "No matter what I'm stressing on, the second I strap my back foot in at the top of the chairlift, it all goes away", Humphreys says about himself. Let's have a closer look at this 22 year old Humphreys from New Jersey ... PROFILE Name: …

Stefan Sagmeister - Design has to work, Art does not

Stefan Sagmeister – Design has to work, Art does not

Sagmeister Inc. (recently won the Lucky Strike Award and was awarded with a Grammy in the category 'Best Recording Package') is a graphic design company in New York City and Rockstar Designer Stefan Sagmeister worked some time ago on his most enjoyable book project "Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far" (published by …

Interview: Ben Viapiana, Italian Designer In Bangkok

Interview: Ben Viapiana, Italian Designer In Bangkok

"With Viapiana you get what you ask for. If you want purple denim, super stretched with pink thread, sure I can do that. I make them myself, so there won't be millions of reproductions from a factory. People dig that. We love clothes that make a statement and remind us we’re unique." – Ben Viapiana …


Eric Bergeri - FREEZING THE LIGHT

Eric Bergeri – FREEZING THE LIGHT

1) The Man Fluofun website, considered Eric Bergeri in 2008 as: "... part of the top 10 photographers in the snow world ... A true shepherd-dinosaur that was there from the beginning, back than at the punk years ..." Are you the man? Yes, of course! 
Well, I have not been there since the beginning. Not …

Mateusz Kolek – Illustration Tank

Mateusz Kolek – Illustration Tank

Kolek's work is vivid, stunning, colorful and very inspiring. Sometimes the illustrations also remind of the band Gorillaz and on the other hand are very unique. One could find many posts of his illustrations, but little information about its work. We wanted to know more about him and have asked him 10 questions. PROFILE Name: …


Surfrider Foundation Interview

Surfrider Foundation Interview

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. Interview with Olaf Lohr, Manager Surfrider Foundation What’s your average …

Alexander Egger Interview

Alexander Egger Interview

Explaining someone’s output on the basis of a biography would be short-sighted, ineffective, delusive, and wouldn’t do justice to the variability of life and its complex conditions. Alexander Egger lived the first third of his life on the Italian side of the Alps in a little village where Ezra Pound used to spend his summer holidays. …

JP Walker Interview

JP Walker Interview

PROFILE Name: JP Walker Nickname: The Don, HJIC, The Swagga Man Age: 33 Sponsors: Stepchild, 32, Oakley, Nixon, Etnies, Dakine, Bear Mountain, Raw Rev, dbot 5 Setup: Stepchild JP Walker 154 and Stepchild JP Walker 147 for rails Stance: Regular, 23.25“ 18 -15 Place of residence: Salt Lake City, UT and Encinitas, CA Trick: Pow …


Thorsten Konrad Interview

Thorsten Konrad Interview

PROFILE Name: Thorsten Konrad Place of residence: Berlin Age: 28 Profession: Freelance art director Food: Everything Music: Various, with a slight preference for electronic music Your last project TAKETHISDANCE caused quite a buzz in the media. How did it take off? One night in December 2006 I was sitting in my Kreuzberg apartment  when it …

Death & Taxes Interview

Death & Taxes Interview

Dangerous ideas. Stake-in-the-ground positioning. Culturally relevant execution. Razor sharp creative marketing is part instinct, part disregard for personal safety. You might call them crazed, but we think it takes more than casual interest to anticipate real trends. Seattle and Salt Lake City based Death & Taxes hunts down the latest in music, art, fashion, TV, …

Cathrine Westergaard Interview

Cathrine Westergaard Interview

Cathrine Westergaard is a native New Yorker, born to a broadway and film producer. She spent her childhood amidst the world of auditions, rehearsals and red carpet openings. Her photographs capture subtle and unconventional beauty. Cathrine Westergaard has done plenty of editorial work for fashion magazines and has photographed celebreties and worked with record labels. …


The Sports Syndicate: Sneak around with Ninja

The Sports Syndicate: Sneak around with Ninja

The McClellan Nichols Sports Syndicate is a full-service athlete representation agency with particular expertise in Action Sports including Motocross, FMX, Skateboarding, Surfing and Snowboarding. They represent Snowboarders like Torstein Horgmo, Andreas Wiig, Louie Vito, Darrell Mathes, JJ Thomas … and Skateboarders like Chris Cole, PLG and Greg Lutzka. We've been talking to Jasen “NINJA” Isaacs …

Natasja Fourie – Image maker, storyteller and artist

Natasja Fourie – Image maker, storyteller and artist

Natasja Fourie is recognized for a extravagant approach in documenting her friends and their private lives, mixing photojournalism with fashion photography. We´ve asked her 9 questions to inspire your own life … PROFILE Name: Natasja Fourie Place of residence: Cape Town Age: 23 Profession: Photographer/director Food: Prawns Music: Black Angels What's your average working day? …

Annette and Babette Steinbauer: Talented sisters!

Annette and Babette Steinbauer: Talented sisters!

A twin sister is always your closest competitor, but also your best friend … How did it all start with both of you and snowboarding? At the age of two and a half years we had already our first experience on skis, and with three years we could be proud after defeating "the Wallenberg". By …