You may or may not be aware that I (Royden) recently started a photography project titled 'Sketchy' in collaboration with some illustrators- namely Mike Howard, Chris Alliston, and the two boys from Generic Greeting; Will Berry and Kidmilk. We created a fun series of images depicting skaters doin' skating with some rad drawings on top of them. It was exhibited at 2022 in Manchester for 6 weeks, and it was pretty cool- a great thing to be a part of, I'm sure I'll get the work up on here at some point but for now we've got this little gem for you.
While we were working on 'Sketchy' we thought that maybe it'd be a good idea to do some funky arty shit onto some video footage instead of just sticking with still images, so I hooked Kidmilk up with a few clips I had filmed over the last few months and he did his mad tech thing over it, creating this surreal colourful world for the boys to go skate in. Turned out 'aaaiight!
Generic Greeting have their own project on the go at the moment, designing and decorating the interior of Projekts skatepark AKA the Pumpcage in Manchester - if you don't know of it, where the hell have you been for the last decade?! But anyway, there'll be a opening night/exhibition/print fair/skate session/beer downing/general gathering of homies on Thursday 20th of November, and I'm MEGA stoked to announce that the Sketchy images will be up in the cafe. MEGA STOKED. So come down and lets skate & film & laugh & appreciate the genuinely tight bond between skating and artwork.
Here's the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/505642582871441/?fref=ts