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Papersky #38 Oregon
PHOTOGRAPHY: TARO MIZUTANI

Green Running on the Trail in Oregon

What does it tell you about a city that has a public park with 130 kilometers of recreational trails? What does it tell you about a state that even when it’s raining people are running? What does it tell you about a city that is world... »STORY

Hitoshi Kawabuchi
PHOTOGRAPHY: ISEKI

Buchi: Skateboard File VII

Hirotoshi Kawabuchi is a young amateur skater living in Japan and the United States. “Buchi’s” recent skating caught our attention with his involvement in relief efforts for the March 11th earthquake. Buchi and his sponsor, wheel... »STORY

Papersky #35 Basque
PHOTOGRAPHY: IKER BASTERRETEXEA

A Basque Country Focus on Simplicity

As we sat in our hotel rooms in Basque Country watching the disastrous events of March 11th, 2011 in Japan unfold, the PAPERSKY crew continually asked ourselves: What should we do? and How did this happen? These questions would linger... »STORY

Otaki
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF T-19

Otaki (T-19): Skateboard File VI

“The idea for T-19 was always in my head. What I saw when I was living in Venice [California] was just the essence of a “local style.” I had seen Venice in all the magazines-  the music, the punk rock, the skulls and thought,... »STORY

Papersky #33 Switzerland
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

Idyllic Rides through the Swiss Alps

Switzerland is what all countries should aspire to become. Besides being a bicycle-loving and friendly place, the nation is stunningly beautiful, unpretentious and intelligent all while being able to keep a remarkable balance between... »STORY

Daisuke Tanaka
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF GYO MASAKI

Daisuke Tanaka: Skateboard File V

Skateboarding needs art as much as it needs skaters. One of the pros and artists operating at the intersection of the two forms is Daisuke Tanaka. Although more affectionately known as “DEE,” Tanaka goes by a few other... »STORY

Senn Ozawa
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF SB/SENN OZAWA

Senn Ozawa: Skateboard File IV

The current issue of Sb, The 2010 Photo Annual, bears an attention-grabbing gold reflective font and runs the musing title, “A life with a piece of wood and four wheels.” More than a quote, this phrase is enough to adequately echo the... »STORY

Yuri Shibuya
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF YURI SHIBUYA

Yuri Shibuya: Perspective Reach

The first in a new series taking a closer look at Japanese photographers. Whether a photographer’s vision constructs the photographs or the it’s the photographs which construct the vision, Yuri Shibuya has achieved a style that... »STORY

Deshi
PHOTOGRAPHY:  TWSR

Deshi: Skateboard File III

“I grew up in nature- my house was surrounded by it, I used to play in the mountains and venture into caves and spent endless hours at the beach swimming and trying to catch sea urchins.” Its been years, since the second grade, when... »STORY

Koji Asada
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF LESQUE SKATEBOARDS

Koji Asada (Lesque): Skateboard File II

For Koji Asada and the Lesque (les-ke) team, skateboarding isn’t particularly the answer to all the endless questions we face in life, but rather an essential way of dealing with the tribulations and occasional emotional turbulence of... »STORY

Taro Hirano
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF TARO HIRANO

Taro Hirano: Skateboard File I

Taro Hirano is better known as the photo editor of skateboard journal Sb, though its likely many have come across one of his more popular photo books which focused on abandoned skate pools in California. When Taro isn’t taking... »STORY

Papersky #31 Denmark
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

Riding Fresh and Clean in Denmark

PAPERSKY is Refreshed! Welcome to the fresh issue. I mean fresh as in natural, enlightening, positive, clear, light, beautiful, organic and happy. Now that we have been around the world, we’re ready to change the way we look at the... »STORY

Brit Matt Rogers
PHOTOGRAPHY: SOPHIE KNIGHT

Brit Matt Rogers: Keirin Dreams

Their colored helmets are a blur as they spin around the track, legs throbbing and nearing explosion- there could be a crash at any moment. It was this sense of excitement that initially attracted Brit Matt Rogers to keirin, Japanese... »STORY

Yuji Hirayama
PHOTOGRAPHY: KENJI IIYAMA

Hirayama Yuji: Professional Free Climber

I first tried rock climbing when I was fifteen- I was out of my element and pretty scared. Somehow, though, I made it up the first time. When I descended, I started up the wall again and realized then that each and every rock face was... »STORY

Eijiro Kashima
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF EIJIRO KASHIMA

Eijiro Kashima: World Class Saddles

Keirin Bicycling has captured the attention of both the bicycle and street scenes over the past several years. Many enthusiasts know of the legendary Keirin bicycle frame make, Nagasawa Racing and just as many know of the humanly... »STORY

PAPERSKY #25 CALIFORNIA
PHOTOGRAPHY: TAKASHI KUMAGAI

California is the Northern Light of Modern Culture

I was born in Baltimore. At the time my mother was 20 yeas old and a certified Woodstock hippy. We went to California when I was three and eventually moved to the west coast, home to the Beatniks, Hippies and Surfers.   Much of modern... »STORY

PAPERSKY #19 LONDON
PHOTOGRAPHY: TADASHI OKOCHI

London on the Grass for Homegrown Sports

When most of us think of London we think of the Sex Pistols, double-decker buses, old castles and folks that speak English a little like what the language used to sound like a long, long, long time ago. However, it's our job at PAPERSKY to... »STORY