Photo: Transworld Cover – February 2012
Skater: Neen Williams
Spot: 20th & C Rock Gap
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Footage: Supra, “NYC Magic: Supra In The City” (2012)
Seu Trinh on the trick, from Transworld’s “Our Favorite 2012 Covers & The Stories Behind Them” (2012):
“This photo was from a Supra NYC trip that I went on. The tour was amazing with the funniest memories of skating, partying and hanging out with the team. Everyone got along on the 3week trip without any problems and got tons of great footage and photos. It’s rare that a trip goes so smoothly without any kinks (a fight, someone flying home early or a moment were someone cries) NYC is my second most favorite city in the U.S. besides Los Angeles, California. I mentioned to Neen that if he ever gets a pro shoe for Supra he should use this silhouette of the heelflip as his icon like Michael Jordan’s slam dunk icon. Neen foot is fully kicked out as if he’s doing a karate kick. He does heel flips like no other and I think he looks picture perfect in the image.”
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?!?”
Photo: Transworld Cover – June 2006
Skater: Danny Garcia
Trick: Backside Crooked Grind Transfer
Footage: Habitat, “Inhabitants” (2007)
Photo: Thrasher Cover – March 2017
Skater: Jim Greco
Trick: Backside Kickflip
Spot: LA City Hall
Los Angeles, California
Footage: Hammers USA, “Year 13” (2017)
ThrasherMagazine.com Shop – March 2017