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Todd Shimabuku

Todd Shimabuku grew up in Hawaii, where he discovered the camaraderie of skateboarding at a young age. Shimabuku is an influential entrepreneur, founding member of In4mation, and a permanent fixture in the apparel world.

Patrick O'Dell

Patrick O’Dell has served time as Photo Editor for Vice, a regular lensman to every major skate mag, is the proprietor of the famed Epicly Later’d series, and has the phone numbers to most of your favorite bands in his phone. Smash your head at epiclylaterd.com

Yong-Ki Chang

Yong-Ki Chang is owner of The Solitary Arts, a skateboard brand with Bob Lake, Jef Hartsel and Geoff McFetridge. YKC actively represents art & photography from some of skating’s finest. Raised in Oahu and currently residing in Northern CA.

Chris Reed

Chris Reed was born during the Summer of Love in the Southerly region of California where he has amassed a body of work that gives evidence to his affinity for skateboarding, surfing, music, friends and family. Clients include Alien Workshop, Etnies, Vans, etc.

Michael Hsiung

Michael Hsiung was raised in Los Angeles and is known for his black & white ink drawings of happily swollen figures. One of the few remaining Asians able to grow facial hair, Hsiung has collaborated with Enjoi, Matix, Giant Robot, Vans, etc. Visit michaelchsiung.com

Buoloco

Buoloco resides within the shadowy caverns of the snowboard industry, offering a unique vantage point of interviewees such as Travis Rice, Terje Haakonsen, Chris Roach, John Cardiel and other red-carpet walkers lurking in the mountains. Visit buoloco.com for more.

Kelly Williams

Kelly D. Williams is an out-of-work metaphysicist from Idaho, constantly unearthing his artistic roots. Clients include Los Logos, éS, DVS, Broadcast, Nike, Altamont, and he’s partially to blame for starting PERMANENT. Check his work here: kellydwilliams.com

Joe Casttro

Joe Castro is a collage artist, musician, oil painter and graphic designer currently lurking somewhere between Philadelphia and Delaware. For more info, visit mightyjoecastro.com

J Namdev Hardisty

J. Namdev Hardisty did what every child of 80’s skateboarding and 90’s hardcore does- he became a graphic designer, writer and entrepreneur.

Ian Michna, Jenkem Mag

Ian Michna was born in New York and raised in Vienna, Austria where he became known for beatboxing on the 38 tram & bus. He currently runs Jenkem, rides his skateboard, and continues to forget his German.

The Village Psychic

Village Psychic is a Brooklyn, New York based skate blog focusing on the past, present and future of skateboarding. Visit VillagePsychic.net to see all sides of the crystal ball.


Help Fight Cancer, Day By Day – Mark Oblow Donates His Artwork To CanPlan

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Mark Oblow has generously donated one of his original art pieces towards a really great Kickstarter… CanPlan. CanPlan is a planner designed to help fight cancer, day by day.  Please visit the page HERE and make a donation as every dollar helps someone in need. If you donate $1500, Equal Dist will send this Mark Oblow signed piece anywhere in the world along with donating 20 copies of CanPlan to a cancer organization to be distributed to people who need this invaluable tool.

Find out more at the link below.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/canplan/canplan-a-planner-made-to-help-you-fight-cancer

@canplan

@markoblow

moblow.com

markoblow.com

@equaldist



Gorlilla Flicks Interviews Todd Francis

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Portraiture from Mark Oblow’s, “STUCK TO ME”

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Ryan Allan and Kristina Patterson shot portraits for Mark Oblow’s show for his opening of, “STUCK TO ME on January 14, 2016.  For all of the photos, please view www.whatyouth.com 



WHAT YOUTH – Mark Oblow’s, “STUCK TO ME” Solo Show

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 check out all of the photos what youth posted at www.whatyouth.com



Juxtapoz Interviews Todd Francis in support of his solo show “Thanks A Lot” – 01/08/16

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Mark Oblow “STUCK TO ME” Solo Art Show 01/14/16

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Mark Oblow

STUCK TO ME

Thursday, January 14, 2016

6-10PM

Location:

Factory 413

413 South Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mark Oblow is proud to have his first solo opening at Factory 413 in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, January 14 from 6-10pm.

Sponsored by Stance, The Impossible Project, What YouthThunderking Brewing Co and House Beer. 

His opening art show will be followed by a private reception hosted by No Name at 432 North Fairfax Avenue (across from Supreme) from 10pm-1am with DJ’s Atiba and Ako Jefferson.

An acute eye for photography, fashion and design, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his creative tools to make his own artwork has been a constant and evolving thread throughout his life.

He draws inspiration from his connections and relationships with people whereby turning his captured images into multi-layered, multi-media pieces which includes photography, stencil, block prints and resin, incorporating them all into his work. He continuously explores…expanding and immortalizing the people, places and objects he captures into stark and beautiful finished pieces.

Mark Oblow was born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80’s (Vision, Independent, OJ Wheels, Jimmy Z). In addition, Oblow’s creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine as a teenager.

Oblow is featured in books by Tom Adler to David Carson and in magazines such as GQ, Contrast and What Youth. He has a weekly column called, “Back Den” posted on the What Youth website.

His namesake brand, “moblow” was released this past fall in 2015 with great reception.

www.markoblow.com

www.moblow.com

@markoblow

 



Following around Hawaii’s very own Sean Reilly to find out why he stays on the islands to pursue a life of skateboarding

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kb4eva

photo of sean reilly’s shin of kenny’s artwork – posted on april 19, 2012 – @ykc

check out sean’s ig @shitty_kids