to avoid paying a construction fee, jack mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in uganda, fabricated a story about building a private enclosure for a pet crocodile. most local officials and neighborhood residents had never heard of skateboarding. yet six years later, the sport has spread from the skate park to the streets, attracting children as young as five and adult women.
photographer yann gross always takes his deck with him on his journeys. during one trip to easter africa, yann ecnountered a group of skaters in kitintale, a suburb of kampala, who had built the first and only half pipe in uganda. he ended up spending several months with the skaters, becoming a full member of the group, documenting a unique skate culture that, given the area’s contingencies, has styles and tricks all its own.
I’m pretty sure some of these guys could school me
What a great day. Sorry
Jay and Allison
This scene fucked me up because he really didn’t care about being rich and powerful. He just wanted to fuck the world in the ass
I’m like a dog chasing cars
Look you guys if I buy a #gopro ill be able to do all this sweet stuff!! #ivebeenwatchingthisforalongtime #peoplearestartingtowonderaboutme (at Walmart Supercenter)
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
~ Nelson Mandela
There is no place to park overnight in this city without paying 20+ dollars, and the walmarts aren’t near the subway stations. I heard it was bad here but not like this! I miss Philly. (at Washington, DC)