Excuse the lack of posts lately, Knack’s been busy gettin an exhibition ready! –
Defining the essence of Australia’s skateboard culture,
TIC TACO: A photographic exhibition by Justin Barnwell, officially kick-starts a week of skateboard mayhem at Beach Burrito, Bondi Beach, on Wednesday 17th February and will be on display until Sunday 28th February, 2010
Celebrating Bowl-A-Rama (the Southern Hemispheres most premier and publicized skateboard competition) TIC TACO documents five years of gritty passion and tenacity in thirty photographs, as the worlds greatest professional and amateur skateboarders, their devote followers, and some truly colorful crowds, partake in the annual pilgrimage to Sydney’s Bondi Beach in search of the ultimate week of skateboard heaven.
The exhibition will kick start with a night of Mexican mayhem. Limited edition prints will be available to buy on the night with an exhibition opening special incentive.
Awesome Idea, as Dave says in the quote below it took them 8000 balloons! A Lot of work. I personally would love to see such project done with a cleaner background, possibly all white, pool painted sky blue and skater in plain bright colors…would look amazing visually. How long before a major skate brand copies this idea? Can it be adapted in any way? Anyways, Nice work to davetheknave.
“I had this idea for a while to fill a skate bowl with balloons and try to ride through them. It seemed like the chances of it working were slim. I figured they might make your wheels stop. We finally tried it anyways and as you can see from this video we made of Matt Beach, it worked just fine. The popping sounds are not added in. That is the real audio of balloons popping. it took over 3 hours to blow up nearly 8000 balloons using 2 air compressors to get it full enough. location- department of skateboarding, Portland, OR.”
Music by “The Planet The”