VFF2017 photo journal by Solo

Great shots taken by Stefan Schwinghammer at the Vladimir 2017 on Solo skate mag.

A good skate session, chilling at the beach, good food, Ping Pong, Rakija (other better not) and screenings and photo exhibitions in the evening. What more do you want?

Connor Kammerer best trick contest

Connor Kammerer’s concept came to life on day zero of Vladimir 2017. Skating famous spots here in Fažana was a thrill for everybody who got the chance to witness this simple yet complex idea. Congratulations to the winners.


First place:
Black hubba / best trick – Dino Coce


Second place:
Keenan Milton prize – Nich Kunz


Third place:
Best overall – Gosha Konyshev


 

Taufek Asmarak

Taufek Asmarak, the founder of independent magazine Waxfeather, is bringing us Quit KL, a skate video from Kuala Lumpur by Tep York. At Vladimir Film Festival, Taufek is showing a photo exhibition documenting underground skate scene from Malaysia (Singapore) and Indonesia, made during the filming of the Quit KL video.

The exhibition and the screening are set for Friday, 22nd September at Caffe bar Stara Fažana from 19:00.

Olman Torres photo exhibition

Olman Torres is a skateboard photographer based out of San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica. He has been shooting professionally for over 15 years, covering mostly Central and South America and runs his own zine called Standby Project.

The exhibition is taking place at the Cvajner gallery on the main old roman square in Pula on Saturday, 23rd of September starting at 10pm accompanied by Canasta, a skate video by Francisco Saco.

Nich Kunz at Vladimir

With no solid plans and nothing he had to do, Nich Kunz went on a trip to visit friends and skateboard while traveling in Europe. The exhibition of 12 photographs, accompanied by a book, recaps the solo 3 month trip leading up to the Vladimir Film Festival in 2016.

This solo exhibition by the San Francisco based photographer is going to be shown at the Valli cinema in Pula starting from 19:00 on Saturday, 23rd of September 2017.

Croatian Shootout

If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is, Luka Pinto’s Croatian Shootout video.

Starring, in order of appearance: Gosha Konyshev, Zoe Miloš, Dillon Catney, Tom Day, Jim Craven, Joe O’Donnell, Mikey Patrick, Aymeric Nocus, Luka Pinto, Csucsu Szlavik and Nich Kunz. Music: Joe Evans (banjo), Rory Drinnen (base).

To accompany the release of the video, and the accompanying article in Grey vol. 04 issue 01 (in shops now), here are some photos by Henry Kingsford that did not feature in the new issue.

Richard West on VFF2016

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On Saturday 24th in the Valli cinema, Pula, you will have the opportunity to see the work of Richard West, a UK-based skateboard photographer and skater. His outstanding photos captured on various skate trips around Europe will be exhibited side by side on the international photo exhibition with the works by Joel PeckKuba Bączkowski and Alexey Lapin starting at 19:00.

“I started shooting photos at about the age of 19 but I have no idea how I got sucked into it. “

 
Interview with West on Crossfire mag.