skateboard photograph wall art panels

i was really excited when i saw this really cool wall art coming out of vancouver featuring a close-up photograph of the bottom side of a broken skateboard.

designed by emily carr graduate, roger allen and available at his etsy shop crooked walker, these images were made from actual skateboard decks the artist skated on. these skateboards are an icon of aesthetics and reflects the highly influential street skating pioneers of the nineties.

photographed with a high quality medium format camera and professionally scanned and colour corrected. the image is mounted onto a wood panel, some with the sides of the panel painted, some not. the panels are made out of paulownia wood, a readily renewable resource.

Jan Halvarson


Heather Moore said...

I've read mention of your blog for ages, but, overwhelmed by the number of amazing blogs out there, it's taken me a while to get around to visiting. Now I'm so glad I did - love your mixture of finds and comment. You're in my favourites.

Anonymous said...

I like the second and last one, they are so graphic and vibrant.

** Terramia ** said...

These are really cool! I love art that's off the beaten track... (and skateboarding surely is)! Very captivating!!
Poppy: I am loving your banner changes.. it's always a joy to visit your site and see something new and fun and exciting!

Jan Halvarson said...

heather, thanks for stopping by, cool to see someone from across the world!

babel, me too!

terramia, these are cool aren't they. thanks too for your kind words re my banners, it's a habit i have changing it all the time.

Susan Schwake said...

i love these! i have a piece from zeitgiest gallery which is a tiny space in seattle inside cal-skate's shop. it is raw and ready and graphic. love that you showed these here.(great new banner too btw!)

Jan Halvarson said...

cool you liked them susan, and thanks for the comment re my banner.

: )

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

i REALLY like these pieces.