With Nefarious crew we always get up to a lot of stuff and I think everyone in the crew feels the same that this thing has made life a whole lot radder. A while ago I wrote a post about our day of shooting with Timberwolf for street wear brand Terrible Movement‘s KNGLxTRRBL collection promo video. Since then a lot of good stuff has happened including a new logo and two of our members Rae and Rachael spending an Indiegogo-funded month teaching skateboarding in Palestine with SkatePAL (you can read all about it here in Rae’s blog), and of course a ton of new tricks that everyone has learned and all the sweet hangs. And I’m stoked to say that at last the finished KNGLxTRRBL video has been released – scroll down to see it and feel our vibes!
“We’re making it okay to be teenage boys in your 20s and 30s.”
“It’s like an undercurrent of general radness.”
“I think we’re just like overgrown cartoon characters.”
“We’re friends because we love each other and we love skateboarding, and as long as we just keep doing that I think we’ll be okay.”
Thanks so much to Timberwolf and Terrible Movement for getting us involved in this project and to all my girls for being the baddest, raddest breddas!
KNGL x TRRBLMVMNT Presents NEFARIOUS from Timberwolf on Vimeo.
You know those places that are not just a part of your city, but make it? It’s the places that give a town its personality, it’s vibe, and make it unique so that nowhere in the world can you find a place that’s alike. The kind of place where you wanna take your foreign friends to visit and tell them this is your home town. One of those places in Helsinki for any skateboarder at least is Suvilahti DIY.
The park was built in 2011 by local skaters who didn’t yet have the kind of concrete park that they were craving for. The city gave a 900 sq metre plot of land to use and the volunteers started building. The park has formed to the shape it is today during the past 6 years, but it’t not yet finished.
It was a sunny day when we packed our skateboards, BBQ gear and veggies and headed to the DIY. First BBQ of the season, ahhhh! After a little skate we set up our things in a sort of ghetto grill built into the backside of a quarter. Sun was shining, reggae was playing and veggies & soy sausages were on the grill – it was easy to pretend it was a summer day in early April.The park is under threat of being demolished in the coming years as more and more housing is being built around it. All good things come to an end so maybe this will too eventually. I hope it doesn’t though, and so do many others. Despite the threat, the Finnish skateboarding society has set up a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to continue building the park. The money raised will be used to build a concrete bowl and finish other aspects of the park to bring it to it’s final glory – a better, more versatile park for all skaters.The Mesenaatti campaign is up for 8 more days. You can support the cause here.
All photos shot with Leica R4, 35mm
Truth comes only to the rebellious.
I spent a blissful three weeks in Sri Lanka with my love. No hurry, no responsibilities, no computer, no jeans. Just surfing, coconuts, palm trees, sea shells, sunrises, sunsets, friends, moped rides, morning yoga sessions, tanned skin, sweaty days and blue skies and seas. This is my idea of happiness.
All photos 35mm
Video © Ilu Peltomäki