When Kinser grinded that scaffolding, someone inside the skyscaper was looking down, watching us from the boardroom. I love the idea of her thinking, “I wish I were down there, doing that.” Skating is a facet of what it means to expand your mind and envision a world you actually want to live in. While most people are thinking, “That’s not possible” or “What do I get out it?”, skateboarders are thinking, “How can I make something interesting out of this banal object?” Nothing encapsulates this vision more that skateboarding in New York. It’s something about the diversity of the people on the streets and the intricacies of the architecture: a world where authority and convention are irrelevant, life is intense and timeless, and feeling reigns supreme.
Additional photos by Jonathan Mehring and Eric Palozzolo