up : Ruben, ripping a top soul in Buckley, WA. Photo : Afred.
Afred posted some of his great shots in the Rollernews Flickr Group. The render of the images is really nice, here is how Afred proceeded :
For the colors, I converted to black and white then messed with the color channels. Once i was happy, i then took the original color image, and placed it over on a new layer, and set the transparency down to around 60% or so. This is all from memory, so i’m not positive.
Featuring Erik Bailey, Chris Haffey, Chaz Sands, Nick Lomax, Benny Harmanus, Brian Shima, Murda Johnson, Dre Powell, Brent Hicks, Billy O’Neil, Al Hooi, Tyrone Ballantine, Ady Wallace, Sean Escott and more.
Starring Karakan, Yoghurt, Adam Zurawiecki and Piotrek.
The Skate factory in Essen is the skatepark which got famous with the BEAT THAT concept, started by Brian Aragon. Brian Aragon just launched crazy tricks and wrote them on the wood curb, challenging anyone to match or beat the tricks.
[Skater_punk] Ok, whatâ€™s your full name, sponsors, where do you live and for how long have you been skating?
[Oli Benet] My name is Oriol Benet Powell, but more known and preferably so as Oli Benet. I live just outside Barcelona City, Spain.
I am on the Deshi and Undercover team, but I guess you could say im on The Conference team because I get to test out various products from all the brands, especially when a prototype needs testing etc.
I started skating when I was 8, but my first true agressive skates were bought back in 1997, when I saw agressive skating for the first time at Battersea park on the Red Bull Vert. [...]