Archive for August, 2010

Mickey Smith- The Dark Side of the Lens

This video popped up on about a week ago, and since then has earned a lot of attention all over the web. The video is apart of Relentless Energy’s Short Stories competition, “a challenge to filmmakers around the world to explore, reveal, celebrate and define NO HALF MEASURES through the medium of film.”

Mickey Smith’s video is the first entry to this competition, and I think after seeing it, most will agree it will be a hard one to beat. Shot in super 16mm film, as well as groundbreaking work with Canon’s 5D mkII, Smith’s documentary/monologue along with some stunning shots throw us into the harsh world of surf photography in Ireland and the UK, a surprisingly up-and-coming locale for action sports.

For more info on Mickey Smith and the Short Stories competition, check out and

Department of Skateboarding closes its doors

As you may or may not have already heard, the building that The Dept. and Cal’s Pharmacy have occupied in Portland for the last 9 years was sold a few months ago. Obviously this is a huge bummer to many skaters in Portland’s skateboarding community. The Dept. always strove to be a positive contributor to that community and “will continue to do so in whatever way it can in the future.”

Department of Skateboarding from DEPT. on Vimeo.

HCSC 2010 Photo Workshop

The workshop was a blast this year. we worked hard and got some amazing shots….as you will see from the video you are about to watch. Congrats to the campers of 2010 you really did an amazing job. Cant wait to see what next year brings.

HCSC 2010 Camper Slideshow from Kari Rowe on Vimeo.

Corizontal the brief version.

Group Y and Nemo present: CORIZONTAL from Jordan Lutes on Vimeo.

Sneak peak of HCSC 2010 Photo Workshop

Heres some highlight shots from the HCSC Photo worksop week of adventure!

HCSC Photo workshop, highlights reel from Kari Rowe on Vimeo.

Corizontal: Can Action Sports Grow Without Losing Its Soul?

NemoHQ & Group Y Presents: Corizontal: Can Action Sports Grow Without Losing Its Soul?

A frank conversation with industry leaders and athletes about the opportunities and pitfalls the future of Action Sports holds.

Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
6pm – 10pm
NemoHQ – 1875 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214

Chris Miller – Professional Skateboarder, Chief Creative Director – Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Brad Steward – Founder and President of Bonfire Snowboard Apparel
Circe Wallace – Senior VP of Wasserman Media Group

Photography by:
Josh Letchworth
Mark Losey
Jason Kenworthy
Chris Owen
Nate Abbott
Whitey McConnaughy
Bryce Kanights

$25 pre-registration

Click Here to REGISTER
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Apps, drinks, beer and wine will be available. Panel discussion will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
group Y invite all those involved with the action sports, youth marketing, brand marketing, entertainment & communications industries to attend. College Students interested in action sports and youth marketing are welcome to join us.

– Pre registration ends on Tuesday, August 10th at midnight. If you are not pre-registered and paid before it closes, you must pay the walk-up fee of $25 -CASH ONLY- at the door.
– If you need a receipt for business purposes, please use pre-pay!
– If you have any other questions and/or problems with registration, please email us