Wednesday, November 16, 2016

spirit quest - colin read interview - ER magazine

ER magazine from japan interviewed colin read about his skate video masterpiece spirit quest, with a few of my photos of colin.




colin read filming daniel kim the wrong way - brooklyn, new york - 2014


colin read looking at a bagged vx1000 - manhattan, new york - 2015

colin read and a vx1000 strapped to a board with a belt - manhattan, new york - 2015



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

surf hermine - labor day - the village voice


the village voice posted a selection of my surf photos from labor day 2016, with perfect waves during the hermine storm swell, shot entirely at beach 90th in rockaway, new york city!

check out the selection here:
http://www.villagevoice.com/slideshow/photos-surfing-hermines-huge-illicit-waves-in-the-rockaways-9098111

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

taylor nawrocki - switch no comply - tws

taylor nawrocki - switch no-comply - manhattan, new york - 2015
spirit quest article in the oct 2016 issue #380 of transworld skateboarding magazine


these photos were also in the spirit quest article:





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

taylor nawrocki - backside tailslide gap out - politic skateboards

taylor nawrocki - backside tailslide gap-out - manhattan, new york - 2015
politic skateboards ad, in thrasher magazine, around summer 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

portfolio update 2016


hi, after many months of template editing, re-scanning, re-editing scans and raw files, i made a major update to my website, the 1st in 5 years! please check it out!!! it's the most work i've ever put online all at once. it's intentionally not made for viewing on small phone screens, since viewing photos really small isn't really a "feature" to me.

allenying.com


Friday, June 17, 2016

stoops magazine - issue 03

i contributed these 2 photos to the latest issue of stoops magazine, issue 03, which came out in march, 2016


spike lamy - bean plant - brooklyn, new york - 2013



dylan perry - backside 180 - manhattan, new york - 2009

Friday, February 12, 2016

taylor nawrocki - layback wallie - 12" x 12" chromogenic prints

hi, i made my first color darkroom prints, and am very excited about them! i shot mostly slide film for years, which is beautiful as well, but these color prints are really something else!

taylor nawrocki - layback wallie - manhattan, new york - 2014

chromogenic print
12" x 12"
edition of 10
signed

they're available from the 43 online store.

this photo was published in stoops magazine issue 01.





Thursday, February 11, 2016

eli reed - tws - 2009

around 2011 when i was redoing my portfolio website, i never got the PDFs of some of my favorite articles i had published. it didn’t seem too important, because at the time it still felt like everyone in skateboarding saw the magazines regularly, but i finally photographed them.

transworld skateboarding magazine - october 2009

eli and i shot these photos in 2008. he had already been killing it for years, but was still pretty underground or under the radar as they say, which i think was part of the reason it didn't come out until a year later. we drove out to boston and stayed with his mom and brother for a few days to shoot some photos, and shot some in new york. it's one of my favorites because, to me, every photo was "portfolio" worthy as well as really sick skating, and that combination was hard for me to pull off. eric stricker (RIP) backed eli and did the interview.


frontside noseblunt slide - manhattan, new york
frontside rock - boston, massachussets


switch kickflip - manhattan, new york


nollie frontside crooked grind to fakie nosegrind to forward - boston, massachussets
ollie up, wallie backside lipslide - the bronx, new york

Sunday, February 07, 2016

brooklyn article - slap magazine - 2006

around 2011 when i was redoing my portfolio website, i never got the PDFs of some of my favorite articles i had published. it didn’t seem too important, because at the time it still felt like everyone in skateboarding saw the magazines regularly, but i finally photographed them.

slap magazine - december 2006

this was an article idea i had pitched to slap. the concept and brand many of us now know as "brooklyn" was not quite what it is today. it had already started to transform towards what it is now, but it was still unfamiliar and intriguing to many of us. the ideas in the article might even be considered cliche by now.

anyway, i didn't think the article would go through, or end up getting 16 pages, since a lot of these skateboarders were not sponsored by companies that advertised in the magazines, which made it hard for skateboard magazines to give pages to them. but it ended up being one of my favorite articles, with some of my favorite skateboarders who lived in, found spots, and/or skated in brooklyn regularly. jay riggio interviewed all of the skaters and did a lovely job writing the article.


dave caddo - gap to frontside tailslide


brian brown - backside 50-50 gap to cellar door


pat smith - frontside 5-0 grind
max price - feeble stall fakie


dan pensyl - gap to frontside wallride
dustin charlton - switch frontside 360


danny falla - kickflip nose manual
jerry mraz - backside 5-0 grind


bobby puleo - backside nosegrind


james frankhouse - frontside 180

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

habitat camping skate trip - slap magazine - 2006

around 2011 when i was redoing my portfolio website, i never got the PDFs of some of my favorite articles i had published. it didn’t seem too important, because at the time it still felt like everyone in skateboarding saw the magazines regularly, but i finally photographed them.

slap magazine - october 2006

in june 2006, i had just moved into my apt in brooklyn, and i was asked to go on a skate trip with habitat down the east coast. this was like a huge deal for me. i think we camped in the woods twice, and in people's living rooms the rest of the time. kerry getz brought his xbox and tv and we plugged it into the generator we were using for lighting up skate spots at night. it was pretty weird to have a video game system by the camp fire. i also remember some of them wrapping their t-shirts around sticks and lighting them for torches as we explored the woods.


guru khalsa - frontside crooked grind - raleigh, north carolina


kerry getz - kickflip - raleigh, north carolina


tim o'connor - frontside pop shuv 5-0 grind - raleigh, north carolina
guru khalsa - backside 180 nosegrind revert - raleigh, north carolina


silas baxter-neal - backside tailslide - atlanta, georgia


tim o'connor - ollie, ollie - atlanta, georgia


guru khalsa - nollie crooked grind - atlanta, georgia


silas baxter-neal - nollie backside 180 kickflip - raleigh, north carolina

when i came back from the trip, it was early july, new york summer was in full swing. i rode my bike to pick up the film from the lab, and on the way home got caught up hanging around the city at various events and gatherings. i was carrying all the film from the trip around to all these parties and ended up at sway. it must've been one of my first few times at morrissey night, when it was always a crazy party. i think i even left my bag down at a booth while dancing for a while. i was super sketched out that someone might grab my bag by accident, or fall or sit on it and crease the film, but somehow it all worked out fine. a few months later this 16 page article came out, and it was probably the biggest feature articles i'd shot at the time.