Karena Evans, Director, Popp Rok (Photo by Ryan Bolton)

The Power of Creative Collectives: (Printed in Applied Arts magazine)

Back in 1976, on a stoop in Staten Island’s projects, a collaboration was born between two eight-year-old cousins. With breakdancing and freestyling finding its footing in New York City, the group grew by adding varied musical artists and friends. Selling marijuana on the side, they would produce their work in dark basements, nightly. Fast forward…

The Time I Got to Shoot Pro Skateboarders

For anyone that really knows me, knows that skateboarding is my everything. It's what I first identified with. Where I discovered individualism and creativity. Of seeing the world differently. I would spend hours, every day, perfecting tricks. I dedicated everything I had to skateboarding. To be frank, skateboarding was the impetus to my photography. I owe a…

Andrew Reynolds Street Skating

Skateboarding is Creativity

Skateboarding isn’t a crime. It’s a creative outlet. Creativity, like passion, is one of those things that you can’t teach. You can teach formulas for copywriting. You can teach proper brushstrokes in art class. You can teach someone how to kickflip. But the true essence—the creativity—behind these teachable skills isn’t taught. It’s either there or…