Previously unused skate photos from CJ’s vaults – part three
Following on from the first two rounds of ‘The One That Got Away’, CJ has been digging into the archives to bring us another round of previously unseen skate photography. Featuring Nick Remon, Sam Beckett, Joe Habgood, Dom Henry and many more…
There can be a multitude of reasons why great photos are never run and end up languishing on a hard drive somewhere. The primary reason for it is that the trick in question was never landed, closely followed by a swift change in sponsorship for the skater involved, thus rendering their heavily logo’d antics in the photo obsolete. In the case of the photos shown here however – neither one of those two cardinal sins apply. Every one of these tricks were fought and paid for, and ridden away from cleanly, but for whatever reason, still ended up in digital purgatory – so we thought we’d take an opportunity to air them for the first time. Enjoy…
All photography and captions by Chris Johnson
Nick Remon – ollie, Wakefield, 2014
Nick is arguably one of the most naturally gifted skateboarders this publication has seen over our 20 plus year history. A little bit of down time between spots in Wakefield whilst wrapping up his Excursion video project with us back in 2013 and, having already kickflip manny’d a pavement to pavement gap in this ASDA carpark, he decided to throw a shopping trolley into the equation. He went on to shoot so many amazing street photos for his accompanying interview that this photo never made it any further than the darkest corners of my hard drive, until now.
Chris ‘Bambi’ Price – wallride nollie, Newhaven, 2015
Shot during the latter stages of the 2015 Rollersnakes Summer Tour, when van driver and Nottingham based Eric Koston impersonator Bambi managed to get the van parked up long enough to join the session on the South Coast. The concrete on this slope had been purposely screeded to give grip to rubber tyres during soggy conditions, obviously this isn’t ideal for 31mm 101d urethane skateboard wheels…wallride nollie and an avoidance of a skin graft.