Photo: Transworld Cover – July 2007
Skater: Dallas Rockvam
Trick: Backside Tailslide Fakie
Spot: Hollywood High 16
Los Angeles, California
Footage: Powell, “Fun!” (2009)
Seu Trinh on the cover, from Transworld’s “The Story Behind The Cover – Dallas Rockvam” (2007);
“How would you feel if you called me up to shoot a photo of you trying a hammer, an ender, the curtains, the after-blacks, or whatever you prefer to call it, and I totally f-ked up your photo on purpose?
Would you hate me? Would you never shoot photos with me again? Or would you just talk sh-t on me?
I want to ask you a question.
Why do you skateboard?
For the potential money? Fame? Girls? Or do you skate just because you love to skateboard.
Who did which trick at what spot is all I hear nowadays. I wanted to do an article about the pure act of skateboarding.
After I shot these photos, I asked Dallas Rockvam if he’d like to see how they turned out. “Nah, I trust you,” is all he said. I really admired him for not caring about what he just landed, and skating for the love of it.
And with that I say to you, who’s next?!?”