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Quick video clip from this year’s trip to Bilbao……

31 May

The biggest crew yet went to Bilbao for a long weekend. Andy took his drone, this is a quick collection of clips from the first couple of parks we went to.

Bilboyo17 from Jono on Vimeo.

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Skin’s 30 years in skate photography show

26 Feb

Greg and I got to go out to Los Angeles for the weekend to see Skin’s show and have a bit of a roll around. Here are a couple of videos I made during our trip. More photos and stories in the new Overplywood zine which should be finished soon!

Skin's show, Los Angeles. Feb 2016 from Jono on Vimeo.

Los Angeles from Jono on Vimeo.

Skin Phillips photography auction, Swansea. December 2015.

3 Jan

Skin held an exhibition and auction of his work in Swansea on Friday 4th December 2015. The money raised from the sale of his prints all went to help Exist skatepark to continue operating.

Skin Phillips photography auction from Jono on Vimeo.

Team Boyo do California!! Arwyn’s 2002 video diary

13 Apr

Still Over Ply Wood

13 Apr

It’s getting close to the possibly now annual pilgrimage to the Basque Country….its not that the skaters of Over Ply Wood rest during the remaining months of the year…far from it…Thursday nights at Exist, Tuesday mornings at Porthcawl or Cardiff and the occasional road trip to London or the south coast but Bilbao has been and will be the highlight of the past couple of years….check out last years video which has a few of the spots we hit locally and further away too….skateboarding continues to drag us all to the four corners of the back of beyond to find new spots.
This video is also an extra on the Over Ply Wood DVD

Over Ply Wood x Ratbite zine

11 Mar

Over Ply Wood zine cover image Ratbite retrospective

With the release of the Over Ply Wood dvd just round the corner I thought it would be a good idea to make a zine to go with it. I asked Twiss if he would be up for doing a collaboration and he was well up for it…he is over in Australia so its been a bit of talking over the net combined with good old fashioned cut, paste and post. Twiss put his artwork for Ratbite 17 together with photocopies, printouts and glue and mailed it over to me in Wales. Our idea was to make 2 zines in one and print them back to back. My portion is an A to Z of Over Ply Wood from old photos I was given and lent to make the film to photographs I have taken on recent skate trips with Team Boyo, there are clippings, articles, posters and images from the making and showing of the film. I am sending the master of the film off today to be printed up into 500 copies of Over Ply Wood….a scary moment as the whole project is self made and self financed….I have relied on the generosity of all the contributors over the 3 years it has taken me to make the film. Now i’m hoping I can get enough people to buy the zines and dvds to cover the cost of putting the whole project together….maybe I should have approached some energy drink companies to get the dough but then again who needs big business?! Do it yourself….I hope it works!!
over ply wood dvd image

No adverts, No masters!!

Zines can be picked up at Exist in Swansea or here on the Over Ply Wood online shop….dvds will be finished and up for sale at the end of March.

https://overplywood.bigcartel.com

Over Ply Wood exhibition

2 Jul

The exhibition went off in Mumbles last week…..I spent the Monday (16th June) with Jamie and Jon Jones setting up in the gallery. Jamie painted the Over Ply Wood text up onto one of the gallery walls and I hung the rest of the show….plenty of framed photographs and magazines which were easy to put up, a couple of Ramprockers and pre 70’s boards lent by Simon Main….Furr skateboards lent a couple of their excellent new boards and Dan lent his Welsh Tommy Crayon board so the boards pretty much covered the entire history of skateboarding with a local flavour of course…..Tomsk lent a snapped Steve Caballero that appeared on the cover of Edge Magazine in the late 80’s…snapped by Twiss down at Langland in fact. Jack Kirtley did an awesome drawing comic book style of the Rotherslade ramp story from the film. I had 2 display cases made, one of which contained a good stack of 70’s artefacts….a Dave Friar elbow pad kindly lent be Phil Rees, a sew on patch from Skate City in London and a pile of books and magazines from the craze days…..hopefully the pictures show most of the material on show. Thanks for all the loans, time spent and amazing help from everyone…..Tomsk, Greg, Frenchy, Jamie, Simon Main, Jon Jones, Jack Kirtley, Exist skatepark, Phil Rees, Sean who made the cases, Kerry Evans for the framing and advice, Ceri Roberts, Oriel Bach, Zac at Crossfire for some great publicity. Everyone who came down to see the exhibition…..more soon!!