Lifestyle Feature of the Week

2012-06-25 6

This week’s featured Analogue Lifestyle article is “Skateboarding in the East Village” by US City Slicker jeabzz. In celebration of Go Skateboarding Day 2012, he visited Manhattan’s skater-laden area with some B&W film and had a chat with a pinball-loving skateshop owner. Good analogue times!

Credits: jeabzz

“After skateboarding, most of the skateboarders like to chill at a really uncommon skateshop at 11th street with First Ave. The shop is called Reciprocal and has the particularity of having a lot of working pinball machines inside. It’s a really nice place to chill and to have good time. The owner, Jon, is a very nice and cool guy who agreed to talk with me for a few minutes and tell me how he got into owning a skateshop.”

About skateboarding, shopowner Jon says: “Skateboarding is one of the healthiest thing kids could do, you know, it’s athletic, it builds strength, it builds camaraderie, acrobatics, hand-eye coordination and foot-eye coordination. It was kind of considered a crime and now it’s a very embraced sport. I think it’s a totally healthy thing for society. It’s good to see that everybody’s got access to the sport now.”

Read more from Skateboarding in the East Village by US Cityslicker jeabzz.

We like the approach jeabzz took to covering the special day for skaters which is why we chose this article. Instead of photographing skateboarders doing their thing, he took it up a notch by interviewing someone from the industry who is genuinely into skateboarding. Plus, the black and white lomographs are great accompaniments to the story!

Congratulations on winning 10 Piggies!

But for your fix of four-wheeled goodness, check out Go Skateboarding Day 2012 by UK Cityslicker ellierose1989!

If you’d like to be considered for Article of the Week, keep submitting your analogue stories! Check out our requested posts to see what we’re looking for and keep writing!

written by denisesanjose on 2012-06-25 #lifestyle-feature-of-the-week #lifestyle #go-skateboarding-day-2012 #go-skateboarding-day #skateboarding #lomography #analogue-lifestyle #jeabzz #analogue-photography #ellierose1989


  1. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    Congrats, @jeabzz! And good job for being second runner up, @ellierose1989 :-)

  2. ellierose1989
    ellierose1989 ·

    Thank you =D

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    well deserved @jeabzz!!

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    and @elierose1989 as well ;)

  5. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    wow thanx a lot !! Glad you liked it ! :D and congrats to@ellirose1989 :)
    @vicuna merci Stephane ;) Vivement que tu viennes à New York que je t'emmene faire un petit pinball ;D
    @deniseanjose thanks ! :D

  6. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    great photos!

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