Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tengu wins Year's Best Independent Video in The Skateboard Mag!

thanks for your support everybody!  and thanks to templeton elliott at the mag for getting behind the video.  bet you never thought you'd have a photo in a big mag, huh, connor?  (photo is of course by the illustrious and all-white-wearing allen ying.)

VHS Mag has a few words by me--in english and japanese--on their "voices of freedom" section, accompanied by this incredible edit by morita and shigeta of footage i filmed last fall.

what else is up?  spring is here--although the weather keeps forgetting and falling back into winter--and we've been skating.  static 4 is premiering may 1 at sunshine cinema.  so new york city is a great place to be....and here i am, figuring out the next trips so go on.  japan, panama, SF, puerto rico, cincinnati... too much to do and too little time.  maybe i should be like eby and never sleep.

speaking of eby, his kickstarter for stoops mag is nearing the end of its run for the second time, so help make sure he gets some money to help get the zine off the ground!

peace, meow.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

something to be proud of.

the magenta homies gave the god of mischief his very own board.  i'm honored and hyped.  check it and the rest of the new line (including the carlos young guest board!) at the theories of atlantis store.

a rad little review of the SF section up on Mass Appeal.

i'm back in new york.  it's bittersweet.  i'm missing the hills already.  to remember the vibe, check out this new promo from northern co, a new skate company which is looking to be pretty sick.  jesse narvaez and bryan botelho are the first riders, and the promo was shot and cut by the bizarre and wonderful zach chamberlin.

Northern Co. Promo/ Jesse Narvaez & Bryan Botelho from THE NORTHERN COMPANY on Vimeo.

maybe you should expect some mandible claw-related stuff from them in the future....

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

tengu's magenta SF connection

tengu's SF day section in online via the frenchies.  hugest thanks to zach chamberlin for helping out with the metro section!  additional clips filmed by alex rose and ryan g.  hope you enjoy it!

Friday, February 28, 2014

i got them hill street blues

hey gods.

i'm in san francisco, watching rain fall.  i dipped out from NY to the west coast a week ago--because i found a little bit of work out here, and because the itch to skate was too much to handle, and the snow and ice weren't letting up.  i arrived, feeling finally healed from a long foot injury, and met up with the boys.

cut to my second day, when i did a sleeping-horse-inspired TV wallie and tweaked my back again.  i ended up in a walk-in clinic.  i got prescribed some things to keep me on my feet, connor flew in for a day to bring me a back brace and bomb some hills, and in a few days tried rolling around again... i fell on a rock and broke one of my lights and hurt my foot again.  and then the rain began.

but i'm hopeful. we're making some fashion innovations:

in other news, UK site "caught in the crossfire" did a review of Tengu.  thanks for the kind words.

there'll be a new update coming on monday, i think. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tengu: God of Mischief - Roof Skating

it's cold.  i've got a sinus infection and am hiding from the snow.

live skateboard mag out of france did a short interview with me recently.  you can read it here: Meeting Colin Read.  there are some nice photos of roofs and such by allen and carlos, check it out.  i weigh in on the vx vs. hd issue, talk about tengu, and various other ramblings.

to go along with that, we released the roof skating introduction online.  one SLAP posted likened it to "a deodorant ad with parkour dudes trying to skate."  maybe now i can get some ad work with old spice?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


made this for the claw love.  kennedy rules.

trapped in the closet

i've been in florida for an unexpectedly long time.  i had intended to just come down for a short holiday trip, but the blizzards in new york city pushed back my return.  i hurt my foot pretty badly on a primo on the first day of the trip, but i've been trying to skate and film as much as i can with brandon damron and the rest of the 561 crew.  john clayton's unfortunately out do to a broken pelvis--i think i'm the only other person i know who's done that to himself too.  i made it to gainesville for 2 days to see all the boys and have an OG mandible claw reunion.  gentlemen.

i'll be back in NY later this week, bringing with me a full blog update.  until then, here's connor on the come-up on the skateboard mag site.

sequence by darnell scott.  fun fact--darnell didn't have his flashes, so i lit it up with my camera light, 90's style.  http://theskateboardmag.com/2014/01/6-oclock-shots-connor-kammerer-stump-ollie-kickflip/#.UtWgdoXTMs0

Monday, December 23, 2013

Phonetage 11

Phonetage with footage from this summer and our trip to Japan. Thanks again to every one who helped us out in Japan. Below are some photos I shot on the trip... I posted a bunch more here

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