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covers – skateboarder, march 2002

Photo: Skateboarder Cover – March 2002
Mike O’Meally

Skater: Eric Koston
Trick: Backside Lipslide
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Footage: Girl, “Yeah Right!” (2003)

Additional Notes:
Mike O’Meally on shooting the photo, from chromeball interview #123:
Weren’t you also shooting him at the White Hubba in Philadelphia for Menikmati when he murdered it that night?

Yeah, he ended up getting the cover of Skateboarder that night with a backlip down it. If I remember right, he started with the backlip and also came away with a back 5-0 and frontside 180 nosegrind. All over the course of maybe an hour. McCrank was there and frontside 5-0’d it, too. Heavy sesh, man. That thing is huge.

I remember Fat Bill taking us there to check it out and Koston just went to work. It was one of those instances where I actually started to get nervous as I set everything up. Because this was some real next-level shit. What if my flashes don’t work? Am I shooting this from the right angle? There’s just so many factors and you always want to do your best. Nobody wants to blow it.

But Koston was on a hot one, man. Hammering out tricks. I’m pretty sure the backlip was maybe 2nd try. Because the proof sheet only had two frames and the first one, my framing was really bad. So I adjusted real quick and next thing I know, he’s rolling away. The frontside 180 nosegrind took a little longer for him, though. He got beat up a few times on that one.

I remember thinking over the course of all that, I’d better adjust my angles between tricks so everything doesn’t look identical to each other. Because everything was so heavy, I wanted them all to get used. The fisheye would’ve been wrong for the 180 nosegrind anyway… so yeah, it worked out pretty well.”

trickReport.com – covers: Skateboarder, March 2002


covers – focus, may/june 2015 (cover 2)

Photo: Focus Cover – May/June 2015 (Cover 2)
Luke Darigan

Skater: Joey O’Brien
Trick: Frontside 50-50
Spot: Love Fountain
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Footage: Sabotage Productions, “Sabotage 4” (2015)
Brian Panebianco

trickReport.com: covers – Focus, May/June 2015

covers – focus, march/april 2009

Photo: Focus Cover – March/April 2009
Zander Taketomo

Skater: Bryan Leddy
Trick: Ride-On Frontside 5-0
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Footage: Mike Colantuono, “Clock In” (2011)
Mike Colantuono

Additional Notes:
Spot on Google Maps

trickReport.com: covers – Focus, March/April 2009

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covers – transworld, may 2002

Photo: Transworld Cover – May 2002
Ryan Gee

Skater: Brian Wenning
Trick: Switch Backside 180
Spot: LOVE Fountain
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Footage: DC Shoes, “The DC Video” (2003)
William Strobeck

Additional Notes:
Trick and Cover discussed in Bobshirt, Brian Wenning Interview (2016)
Ryan Gee comments on the Cover in chrome ball interview #54: ryan gee (2013)
“The reason for this angle was because there were over 50 skaters in the way of the shot. I figured by climbing up the LOVE sign and shooting down, I’d eliminate the majority of people. The end results were more than overwhelming.

TWS only photoshopped out Fat Bill and Frankie to give it a cleaner look.”

Brian Wenning on the trick, from his Village Psychic Interview (2018):
“It was Gee’s idea to shoot from above. I can’t even believe he got up there, he doesn’t exactly have the best coordination. He’s up there with a Hasselblad in his hand just looking down. Someone from Transworld told him they had an opening for a cover, so Gee took me aside and was like ‘You have the opportunity to get a cover’. So I was like ‘I am getting the fucking cover’. That was the first time I tried it, but it had been an idea for a while. I’ve never even ollied it.”

covers – thrasher, december 2016

covers – thrasher, december 2013


Photo: Thrasher Cover – December 2013
Michael Burnett

Skater: Dane Burman
Trick: Frontside 50-50
Spot: Philadelphia Municipal Services Rail
Philadelphia Municipal Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Footage: Zero, “Cold War” (2013)

Additional Notes:
ThrasherMagazine.com – December 2013