Unused Skate Photos from CJ’s archives – part four
Following on from the first three 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 Jess Young, Ben Hatchell, Charlie Munro, Horsey 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
Andy Coleman – wallie crook, Birmingham, 2014
During his tenure riding for A Third Foot, Coleman would often be up in Worcestershire on a session with the likes of Luke Kindon and Ryan Price – those were the days, etc etc. My vague and selective memory is pretty loose on this one but I’m sure the run up was as rough as they come and he was skating into gale force head winds.
Jess Young – kickflip, Keynsham, 2017
Did you see Josh Arnott’s Haunts? If so, you’ll recognise this rail. Having had our ears chewed off by the owner of the hair salon next to the rail, we were keen to get the fuck out of there as soon as Arnott got his front board landed. At this point Jess showed up and prolonged Sweeney Todd’s trauma and, with the rain now well and truly unleashed, he landed this kickflip. Sorry for cutting your hair off, maybe it was karma.