A Film by: Ari Marcopoulos
Director of Photography: Colin Blackshear
Producer: Neville Wakefield
What is Ari Marcopoulos the author of Transitions and Exits up to today? Ari is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Interview, Paper, Blind Spot, and most major snowboarding magazines such as Transworld Snowboarding and Snowboarder.
Hangin with Ari on a Burton shoot in Tinge, France he was abel to smooth talk his way onto the shoot without having any snow skills at all. He showed up with rear entry ski boots and the wackiest steeze for gear. There he is all skinny chilling with the Johan Olsson and the Gucci, smoking them out and getting everyone to embrace his presence. It’s with this family sense of security is when Ari works his magic as a documentarian.
This quote from beastiemania.com outlines his genius.
“The Beastie Boys photos is like a six year period, but I didn’t constantly shoot. The hardest part was when you do a subject like the Beasties, they’re such a popular band that the subject is bigger than you, and it’s almost like you’re riding the wave of them. That was the first thing I considered, then I was like ‘Fuck it, I’m just going to do it.’ and the band was really into it. A lot of these pictures were not taken for assignment or anything. I was just hangin” out with them and going to the studio.” – Ari Marcopoulos
So what do three guys dress in 80’s prom suits have to do with Ari? Colin Blackshear, Patrick Rizzo, Noah Sakamoto, race down Claremont canyon passing a video camera back and forth at break neck speed on skateboards. Ari of course is right there to embrace their brilliance and package it up. This film was produced for Adam Kimmel clothing.