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Chisinau, Moldova – Eastern European Extravaganza

09 April 2015, 20.59 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Check out my article on Milkmade from Chisinau, Moldova.  Stop #4 of my Eastern European Extravaganza.

In Moldova the locals drink 80oz beers.

Tim Snyder Interview

11 March 2015, 23.32 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Tim Snyder is extremely talented, driven and has surrounded himself around the amazing individuals who represent Magic Bullet Skateboards. Mark Eyestone set the tone of authentic street skateboarding in Fredericksburg, VA and opened Magic Bullet in 2002. Brandon Bonner and the Magic Bullet homies are reppin’ hard in the streets on the daily and Tim Snyder is there every step of the way with his camera in hand. The first time he visited the NYC Natural Koncept headquarters I was captivated by his passion, enthusiasm and excitement for hittin’ the spots and documenting skateboarding.

I sat down with Tim to find out more about his life and interest in photography.

What city did you grow up in?
I grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia until I moved to Fredericksburg, VA when I was around 12 years old. Been living around these parts ever since.

When did you start skating?
I skated when I was real young with my older brother Chris.
Kickflips in the street and riding down driveways but I didn’t really get INTO it until I moved to Fredericksburg.
Boner. Nosegrind with lots of flair.

Boner. Nosegrind with lots of flair.

Boner with a steezy ollie over the fence, reppin' that AriZona Iced Tea like a boss.

Boner with a steezy ollie over the fence, reppin' that AriZona Iced Tea like a boss.

First board?
I seriously remember this perfectly because my older brother said he knew exactly what I needed to be riding. It was a Powell deck (with the angel boy graphic), Grind King trucks, shop wheels and BONES bearings. I still only ride REDS.

First camera?
My first camera was a Olympus E-410 my mom had got for me when I turned 16.
Who inspired you to shoot flicks?
Well back then my boy Julian Bast was doing all the filming for us on his GL2, but nobody we knew took skate photos. I started bringing my camera to the park and shooting but still wondered how skate mags made photos look the way they do. I didn’t even know off camera flash existed. I wasn’t  particular influenced by photographers until later.
Ethan Edwards slides a backlip on a very tall rail in Fredericksburg.

Ethan Edwards slides a backlip on a very tall rail in Fredericksburg.

Kevin Little. Nighttime nosegrind.

Kevin Little. Nighttime nosegrind.

When did you link up with the Magic Bullet crew?
Mark Eyestone is a killer, best steeze in the game. And an amazing artist too.
how did that all start? Just hanging at the shop and meeting all the skate rats?
Yeah, Mark has been a serious role model of sorts for all the young shredders in town since before I even moved to Fredericksburg and we all called Magic Bullet “FRED SKATES” still. He’s definitely influenced my skating, my photos, and tons of other local artists I know. But your completely right about the steeze, and his switch game has came UP since you’ve seen him last. And yeah thats basically how anyone around here gets to know anyone, chilling at the shop, skating the park, and some out of town skate trips here and there.
Besides Boner, tell me the skaters you shoot with the most?
Ethan Edwards, Austin Shamy, Randy Ruczynski
Where have  you guys been skating / shooting?
VA or all over the east coast?
We skate Fredericksburg a lot. But this past year we made it up to NYC a few times, Durham and all around North Carolina, Richmond and up to Massachusetts.
Where was that photo taken of Bonestalone’s train ollie for his check out in Transworld Skateboarding Magazine?
That was shot back behind this not so great neighborhood near my apartment. Brandon told me they had these train cars parked there for awhile and he wanted to check it out. On a side note, I broke a little lever on my D3 viewfinder that day that closes the curtain. Anyone that shoots with a D3 knows what I’m talking about. Anyways, since that day the curtain has been swinging, blocking my viewfinder, but it’s AIGHT.

Wallie no-comply. Randy Ruczynski

Wallie no-comply. Randy Ruczynski


Boner was telling me that you have mad skills with woodworking, etc. Tell us about it..
Oh jeez. I don’t know about mad skills at all, but I dabbled a bit. Made a few coffee tables n shit..
Shout outs?
Definitely wanna give a shout out to my MOM, Corinne Marghella, Harvey Oaks, BONER, my cat Frenchie, Natural Koncept, Magic Bullet Skateboards, and all the homies who have been supporting me these past few years. MUCH LOVE
Check out more of Tim’s photography on his website:
Boner's last filming mission in NYC for "High Class Creepin". Midtown double set kick flip.

Boner's last filming mission in NYC for "High Class Creepin". Midtown double set kick flip.

Bonestalone flying in Fredericksburg with a lengthy backside 180.

Bonestalone flying in Fredericksburg with a lengthy backside 180.

Natural Koncept “High Class Creepin” Summer tour hits Chicago

07 February 2015, 00.36 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

First stop in Chicago: Uprise Skate Shop. After meeting up with Uriah at Uprise we hit the streets of the Windy City. It was awesome. Check it on Dose TV.

Adrian and Dave.

Adrian and Dave.

jose david velez. switch flip. washington street gap.   photo: Cmart

jose david velez. switch flip. washington street gap. photo: Cmart

After the High Class Creepin premiere in the shop. photo: Cmart

After the High Class Creepin premiere in the shop. photo: Cmart

High Class Creepin’ Tour part 2 featured on Dose TV

07 February 2015, 00.29 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

The tour hits Ocean City. Dave Davis, Boner and Tal Cual get busy. Justin Reiff got some ill photos.

Thanks to Swirled World’s Jim Salomon, the Ocean Bowl, all the Ocean City locals, and of course Arizona Iced Tea’s new little shredder Luke Bunke for coming out and making it an awesome day on the High Class Creepin’ tour.

Peep the footage here.

Dave "the dave" Davis with a tweaked out melon to fakie.   photo: Justin Reiff

Dave "the dave" Davis with a tweaked out melon to fakie. photo: Justin Reiff

Boner. Tuck Knee.   Photo: Justin Reiff

Boner. Tuck Knee. Photo: Justin Reiff

Natural Koncept “High Class Creepin” tour on Network A’s Dose TV

07 February 2015, 00.18 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Tim Brodhagen himself came over to the Natural Koncept headquarters the day before we took off on our 28-day USA tour! Check out the action on Dose TV.

tal cual - gap to lip. photo: justin reiff

tal cual - gap to lip. photo: justin reiff

boner. steezy ollie reppin' Etonic tough!  photo: Justin Reiff

boner. steezy ollie reppin' Etonic tough! photo: Justin Reiff

High Class Creepin’ Teaser up on MILK!

07 February 2015, 00.03 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

It’s up on Milkmade. Peep it here!

natural koncept high class creepin' tour poster - lo res

Natural Koncept “High Class Creepin” Teaser

06 February 2015, 23.58 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

It’s here and up on Transworld.

Full video dropping March 1st on TWS.

See Boner, Tal Cual, Dave Davis, Adrian McElhaney, Cmart, Lai Wing, Sean Reilly, Chris Kays ripping the streets of the USA, Colombia and Mexico City.

naturalkinsta

Natural Koncept’s High Class Creepin’ USA Tour Highlights

06 February 2015, 23.49 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Natural Koncept’s tour through the USA this past summer was off the hook and hella productive.

Check out the madness on MILKMADE.

Gap to 5-0. Colombia's Jose David Velez. Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.  Photo: Justin Reiff

Gap to 5-0. Colombia's Jose David Velez. Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. Photo: Justin Reiff

Eastern European Extravaganza – part 1 – Russia

09 April 2014, 03.27 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Milkmade is featuring the 5-week tour I took through Eastern Europe last summer. Stoked! Click here for the Russia segment, which is part 1 of 6.

Emerica's "Wild in the Streets" Moscow 2013

Emerica's "Wild in the Streets" Moscow 2013

IPOD article on The Standard Culture

24 March 2014, 06.27 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Iouri Podladtchikov flew back to the big apple  for a few days to kick it with the MILK crew, shoot some photos and skate the city after winning the Gold Medal in Sochi. Casey Kelbaugh tagged along to wrote this article on the champ for The Standard Culture.

IPOD hittin' the tranny at MILK

IPOD hittin' the tranny at MILK