This is a look into what went into making this photo of Nigel Sylvester hopping over the subway tracks in NYC. Now, I’m sure some of you may have seen the photo buzzing around the interweb already but may not know that this photo was taken first. With ABD’s being so vehemently frowned upon these days, it caused quite a controversy yesterday and I had to do some digging and find out what the deal was. Turns out, the skate photo, taken by Allen Ying, is in the 3rd installment of an independent skateboard magazine called 43 – it’s super hip (and cool). It’s shot on film, is pretty lackluster and kinda looks like it came out of a disposable camera. (Note the photo from the NY mag was probably taken with a cellphone and I have yet to see Issue 3 in person.) The photo of Nigel, is way more dialed and unfortunately had to happen after “the original”. What do you think about 13th Witness’ photo?
‘Mad Transit Audacity’ featuring Nigel will be released in it’s entirety on June 13th.