After a few years in the works, last night at Oxbow Blending & Bottling the Step Dad Mag video premiered. This is the first full length skate video to come out of Portland, ME in quite some time. After watching it I have not doubt that the skate scene is still alive and thriving here. I have had the pleasure of shooting photos for Step Dad for the last year or so. Its one of the coolest zines out. They look for people who are killing it in skateboarding (skaters, photogs, etc.) who are not getting coverage for whatever reason and give them a platform to share themselves on.
Last night Oxbow Brewing hosted the event at their new spot in Portland, ME. The premiere was sponsored by Step Dad Mag, Resession Skate Shop and Oxbow Brewing. They had a mobile skate shop inside along with insanely good craft beer. Hella Good Taco's supplied the food, while DJ HiDuke slayed the wheels of steel.
Everyone in the video absolutely killed it! I highly suggest if you didn't come out last night that you check the video out. Joe Radano and Jimmy Collins did an amazing job shooting and editing the video. Be sure to check out more of their work; they're two very talented gentlemen. The video hardcopies are coming out with the next issue of Step Dad Mag. You can pick them up at a shop near you that carries the mag. The video will also be going up on the Step Dad Mag youtube page.
Lastly, I would like to thank Mike Gustafson. He is the brains behind Step Dad Mag. He has pushed me to shoot more then I ever have this year and is an inspiration. So, thank you for that!
Here is a collection of shots from last nights premiere. I shot it to look like a 35mm disposable with the 90's party feel.