SUM SKATE FLICKS

LS is not really a skatezine but all of us here did grow up skating and appreciate it as much as the next grom. Here are a few flicks from previous issues of the zine that standout for whatever reason. If you have any epic photos, feel free to submit them to us. #spreadthelurk #skateswithbeers

 

DANIEL MUCHNIK:

10/01/2013

 

Intro I chose to stalk Muchnik on Insta and then ask for an interview because the dude’s photos are GNARLY. Motivational at the least; fucking discouraging at the most. COLD GRAVY and Daniel Muchnik are on the front lines of some really good and honest skateboarding journalism to come. KEEP AN EYE OUT. 

-LURKNASTY OXS

1.     Tell us something about yourself?

Well, I live in Hayward, California – the east bay – in my good friend Tony’s back yard. I have a tent back there and just live really low-budget in the effort of focusing on skateboarding and shooting as much as I can. It’s really amazing actually – everyone should experience living in a tent.

frank faria smith stall
frank faria smith stall

2.     From the little I know about you it seems like you have jumped in head first into this photography thing and as scary as that may be, it is probably the only way to see if you can make it. Sink or swim kinda. What is your motivation?

 

I’ve been shooting seriously for about four years now, but I’ve been skateboarding for about 15. I realized early on that I would never go pro or get any real sponsor in skateboarding, but I wanted to skate every day, so photography and film were a way for me to stay involved and be on the session all the time.

 

Matt Lane_FS Nosegrind Malden Cemetery_Muchnik
Matt Lane_FS Nosegrind Malden Cemetery

3.     Average day in the life in 3 sentences?

I wake up with the sun on my face. I bike around town to take care of my errands until we hop into the car to go skate. I relax with a cold one or six after the session.

 

Moses salazar fs feeble cesar chavez_Muchnik
Moses salazar fs feeble cesar chavez_Muchnik

 

4.     What are your favorite publications?

I’m from Boston originally, so I’ve got love for Focus and Steez. I love all the small publications who do it out of passion, so definitely yourself and Skidmark out here on the west side. It’s not print, but Metro Skateboarding fucking rules. I’m also really stoked on this new deal called Curb Cut from Portland. A good friend of mine is working with them. At the same time, I love Thrasher, and definitely Transworld. I had the pleasure of interning with those guys and it was excellent.

 

Kevin-Leslie-BS-Bigspin-disaster-ditch
Kevin-Leslie-BS-Bigspin-disaster-ditch

5.     If you won the lottery would you take the payments or the LUMP SUM?

Hahaha nice. Maybe if I were more knowledgeable of the stock market, I would take the lump sum and invest it; but as of now, I would take payments so nobody would have to worry about the mortgage around here.

 

Moses Salazar_Crook sac 12_Muchnik lores
Moses Salazar_Crook sac 12_Muchnik lores

 

6.     What projects are you currently working on?

I’ve been shooting a lot of film just documenting my life here in Hayward – but I feel like its more from a documentarian point of view that from a sentimental one. I’ll develop everything in a year or so and see how I feel about it in hindsight. I’m also working a lot in the local darkroom – printing a series I recently shot while in Washington. Man, I need to get a website together. I’ve been blowing that for so long. 

 

Shaun-Baptista_360-flip-Molimo_Muchnik
Shaun-Baptista_360-flip-Molimo_Muchnik

 

7.     Do you believe in any types of conspiracies or like Aliens, Ghosts or Sasquatch?

Hahah, nah man. Well, maybe aliens. I have no doubts that the government, and folks in power all around the world keep shit from the common folk, but I think it’s more along the lines of fucked up financial records and corporate schemes than anything else.

Jason Ross_Nosegrind Chinatown_Muchniklores
Jason Ross_Nosegrind Chinatown_Muchniklores

8.     You like backpacking? That is rad. Are you more of a nature/granola type or a pizza/city slicker

type or the rare hybrid form who enjoys it all?

Dude, I need both but not in a hybrid way. I have to have full on city life – going out, getting hella turnt with the homies and whatnot – you know, all the modern vices. But I also have to get the fuck away from everything regularly and just go be in the wilderness for a while. I really do love backpacking. After a few nights – after 3 I’d say – you get so in touch with what things you need and what you just want. Everything starts to taste better, and you become more aware of everything around you. It’s wonderful. So, yeah, I like pizza – especially making it from scratch. And yeah, I’ve been known to stuff a ziplock bag of granola in my backpack as well. I’m not a fucking lazy goddamned hippy though.

 

Tony-Potenti_Nollie-FS-Heel-580_Muchnik
Tony-Potenti_Nollie-FS-Heel-580_Muchnik

 

 9.     How can people contact you or see more of your work?

Dude, yeah anybody can hit me up by email at danyamuchnik@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to chat. I post to insta pretty regularly, so if you just wanna check my shit out it’s @muchnikphoto

 

Ratface_lein air fremont_muchnik copy
Ratface_lein air fremont_muchnik copy

 

 

10.  Thanks a bunch for doing this. I think your photos are super sick and the crew you roll with is seriously getting shit done. You got any shoutouts?

Thanks Orrian. I appreciate it man. I love my crew. Cold Gravy are a family like no other. Thanks to everyone who has given me a chance. Thanks to my family and the Potenti family. Thanks to everyone who is stoked on life and motivates the people around them.

 

 

PATLANTA photo by $HITBAG
PATLANTA photo by $HITBAG

 

THE COOP ATL by $HITBAG
THE COOP ATL by $HITBAG

 

Adam becerra fs tail slide by Trevor Diehl
Adam becerra fs tail slide by Trevor Diehl

 

Andrew Wenckstern_bsts_Los Angeles_ph_Gamez
Andrew Wenckstern bs Los Angeles ph Diego Gamez

 

 

Dan Plunkett Tre Flip by $HITBAG
Dan Plunkett Tre Flip by $HITBAG

 

Dontae Smith 5050 by Diego Gamez
Dontae Smith 5050 by Diego Gamez

 

Riley Stevens at Nike SB by Diego Gamez
Riley Stevens at Nike SB by Diego Gamez

 

Zach Lewis at Nike SB by Diego Gamez
Zach Lewis at Nike SB by Diego Gamez

 

Ethan Kilgour_nosegrind_sf_ph_DIego Gamez
Ethan Kilgour_nosegrind_sf_ph_DIego Gamez

 

Robbie Russo at Channel St. by Orrian WIllis
Robbie Russo at Channel St. by Orrian WIllis

 

Major Jones at Channel by Orrian Willis
Major Jones at Channel by Orrian Willis

 

Ted Barrow at Moss Beach DIY by Orrian Willis
Ted Barrow at Moss Beach DIY by Orrian Willis

 

Simon Jensen at Moss Beach DIY by Orrian Willis
Simon Jensen at Moss Beach DIY by Orrian Willis
August Johansen by Orrian Willis
August Johansen by Orrian Willis

 

 

Jeff McDonough Hurricane
Jeff McDonough Hurricane

 

Lui Elliot _bsollie_wallride_red bump bar by Jacob Messex
Lui Elliot _bsollie_wallride_red bump bar by Jacob Messex

 

Major Jones_bsboard_Long Beach_ph_Diego Gamez
Major Jones_bsboard_Long Beach_ph_Diego Gamez

 

Zach_Krull_fs smith stall by Jacob Messex
Zach_Krull_fs smith stall by Jacob Messex
errol kf grab by $hitbag
errol kf grab by $hitbag

 

ERROL OLLIE by $HITBAG
ERROL OLLIE by $HITBAG

 

errol bsts BY $HITBAG
errol bsts BY $HITBAG
errol bs np by $hitbag
errol bs np by $hitbag

 

errol pop2 by $hitbag
errol pop2 by $hitbag

 

JUSTIN FEELIX @ FLOWER SHOP LATE NIGHT MISSION
JUSTIN FEELIX @ FLOWER SHOP LATE NIGHT MISSION

 

RATFACE CAN SHIFTY
RATFACE CAN SHIFTY
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ELI WARMS UP AT WASHINGTON STREET
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MASON MERLINO GETTIN BUCK
Ted Backlip in the Dark-L$
Ted Backlipslide in the Dark-L$
Ted Sw Hurricane1
Ted Sw Hurricane1
Jeff Dark Ollie
Jeff Dark Ollie