House of Vans London presents Full Blast: 20 years of Thrasher photography by Michael Burnett
Cover image Dashti Jahfar
Last Thursday, House of Vans had an opening launch for their exhibition 'Full Blast: 20 Years of Thrasher Photography by Michael Burnett' which saw an international crew descend on the tunnel to check out a wide array of photographs from his years at the mag, drink free booze and get stuck into a heavy bowl session. This latter saw Ben Broyd destroying every inch of the bowl to take first place, followed by Taylor Jones - who also won best trick honours for a bastard plant off the roof - and Saul Crumlish, who seems to get better every time I see him.
After smacking my knee and head from coping to flat in the deep end third run in, I decided that booze was the safer option for the evening; luckily, there was plenty of that to keep me entertained alongside Jagger's impeccable selection of reggae and the exhibition itself, which features plenty of iconic images that you should definitely check out if you get the chance. The exhibition is at HOV until the 8th of July, so there's plenty of opportunity to do so, and in the meantime you can check out some images from the night below...
Ben Broyd tailgrabs this nosegrind to safety with full doorway clearance.
Taylor Jones prepares for tailsmack re-entry on this madonna. Photo: Alex Irvine
Saul Crumish's eggplant mastery. Photo: Alex Irvine
"Vans continues to honour its commitment to “Off The Wall" by playing host to Full Blast, a commemorative exhibition giving an insight into Michael Burnett's illustrious 20-year career at Thrasher.
House of Vans unique gallery will play host to a carefully curated selection of rare and iconic photographs, videos and artefacts revealing the many stories behind Burnett’s career, including all of the Thrasher covers he has shot and a homage to his brainchild, King of the Road.
The exhibition launches on Thursday 14th June with a celebratory cash-prize bowl competition in the House of Vans bowl, followed by a Q&A with Burnett hosted by Marc Churchill. The list of attending skate legends doesn’t end there, Geoff Rowley, Pedro Barros and Ronnie Sandoval from Vans' US team will also be on hand to mark the occasion, with Jagger providing live music.
The exhibition will remain in the House of Vans gallery until the 8th July 2018, so those unable to make the launch night can see it at a later date."
Jagger on the decks. Photo: Dashti Jahfar
Q&A with Burnett. Photo: Dashti Jahfar
Taylor Jones, bastard on the ceiling. Photo: Alex Irvine
The Lovenskate screenprinting experience. Photo: Dashti Jahfar
Heavy Diamond Footwear presence in the house. Boo and Biebel. Photo: Dashti Jahfar
Tons of skate history, go take a look before it goes! Photo: Dashti Jafar