I grabbed the Canon G9 and headed to Brooklyn Projects opening and launch of the Nemo produced book FREESTYLIN’. Nike SB’s, John Martin asked Nemo creative director Mark Lewman if he could do anything for BMX what would he do. Lewman brought the old band together from the Freestylin’ days and put together an amazing historical outline of the pioneering days of freestyle BMX. Spike Jones and Andy Jenkins collaborated in their original roles and put together the book.
BMX racing will debut in China at the Olympics next month and Nike SB has been doing promotions to bring focus to the new event. Michael Lau designed special limited edition Blazers for the promotion and if you were at the party in LA the he also design two special edition toys and a show box that is so unique and original!
French photographer Ambroise Tezenas‘ work Beijing: Theatre of the People is documenting the construction and destruction of Beijing’s ancient narrow alleyways, collective housing and ground level villages. China’s leap into global economics coupled with the 2008 Olympics is accelerating the disappearance of Beijing’s village past. Tezenas’ images capture a haunting vision of China’s past. The scenes are empty, yet suggestive of a presence, though not necessarily a living one.