Stalwart Dunedin photographer William van der Vliet shares a few moments with us this week. Now, be aware that William’s words were written yesterday while working on a Poetry Book cover, which formed some of the inspiration, as did the time of the season.
The day is shortening and the light is fading as Autumn strips the trees of leaves. Skate photographers include extra flashes in their gear bag, and invest in light stands; skateboarders make the most of dull evenings knowing that soon the evening skates will turn into night skates and unlit spots like the Fairfield Ramps will be a weekend luxury rather than an after school treat. Adam Mutch makes the most of these autumn evenings with a backside hurricane.
Iconic Dunedin skate spots like the Otago Polytechnic are our skateboarding heritage. Photos once littered the pages of the magazines and fuzzy images were captured on VHS tape. A testament about who did what where, and in whose tracks we roll. The next generation step up to begin their own journey. Quest Dunedin rider Ben Hotton backside 180s the stairs while recent Dunedin immigrant, and Quest Queenstown rider, Jack Howden pop shuvits the iconic seven stair.