There is no city on this earth like New York City. As much as I love Washington D.C. there is no place that resembles the living chaos of New York. Top to bottom and back to front the concrete and glass fused walls drip a original flavor onto the asphalt like you’ve never seen before. If Los Angeles is about looking pretty and being seen in the scene then New York still feels it’s more about getting the job done when it comes to skating.
When I first caught wind of Death Bowl to Downtown Coan and Rick’s of NCP Film’s latest project I got excited. No, actually I got real excited. yes, I was one of those guys who obsessed over ‘Fruit of the Vine’. From a film perspective it was raw but they captured a story and a tale and it was gooooood. The only analogy that comes to mind is similar to the first time you hear a band that blows you away. There’s a very good chance it’s so raw because they don’t know what the fuck they’re doing. But, their emotion, their want and their feelings permeate the music. That is what you feel… you feel what the bands feeling. Strong possibility ‘fruit of the Vine’ had the same effect on a new generation of pools skaters.
Nine years have passed since they pulled that film together and now DeathBowl to Downtown takes center stage. I’m looking forward to this as much because, in their films, NCP Film’s make the environment a character. Whether it’s a pool, a trip through the North West or a Vagabond run through Australia the rich visuals of the surroundings are pulled in with you.
If you are in new York this weekend check out the public showings of the corresponding exhibit at the Etnies show room. Hope to see you there.