Sidewalk pal and West Midlands mainstay Rob Whiston has just seen fit to put the video that accompanied his recent Hate Zine photo book online for those who missed out on an opportunity to own a physical copy.
Hate Zine was Rob’s own perspective on the ever-active Birmingham and West Midlands skate scene and the 100 page A6 colour photo book consisted of 35mm film and instant film photos covering the very same West Mids scene, primarily focusing on Birmingham city and its landscape.
All the photos were shot by Rob Whiston (a selection of which you can see below), and considering that this was his first attempt at photography and of using film cameras – the project turned out really well.
James Denning – heelflip – Birmingham. Photo: Whiston
The accompanying DVD, filmed on a Sony VX2100, served to further showcase West Midland’s street and transition skating with a soul and 80’s electronic sound track.
You can watch the full piece below…