Posts Tagged ‘kevin dowling’
November 2007 Repost + Vimeo Rehost.
Quoting Robert Guerrero:
In 2007 when I was sponsor less, I planned on finally following through with going back to school.
I had filled out the necessary forms for financial aid and was going to start choosing my classes, when one night an online conversation via ichat with Kevin Dowling in my Fathers garage (only place to get free internet at the time) we came up with the idea to fly to Atlanta and film a section for Kevin’s first ever skate video.
He had no prior experience in filming or editing but he was determined to make it happen and with the excitement that was generated during the conversation I completely let go of said school plans and was all in.
A few weeks later I found myself sleeping in his spare room filming every single day for a month straight to make a section.
The end result was lots of vegan food, rollerblading, conflicts, resolutions, a deeper friendship, and testing out 72mm frames which then led to being sponsored again, skating for Rollerblade, and officially getting back in to the game.
This is a trailer we made for the video that came out a couple weeks before the video was released. I would say that its a pretty good overall documentation of my time spent there. Thanks for those amazing times Kevin. Stoked to have you as a friend and a brother for all these years.
Quoting Kevin Dowling:
I am more than thankful to have had the opportunity to skate 365 days in a row. Thanks to every single person that skated with me. Live the dream.
Quoting a mail from Kevin Dowling: “I still skate and want people to know that old humans with jobs and kids can still make time to shred”.
Kevin Dowling has a fucking job. It isn’t the kind of job that allows him to sav out on the regs. Prior to his said job was a time of making love and shredding.
This is a visual file of evidence that attests to above stated claims. We out here.
A few clips from Tuesday Night Skate @ Woodward Skatepark in Duluth Ga. Sessions are getting bigger and it is only $5 to skate from 8-10. Come through next week and shred with us.
We all know that these days earning money only through skating is not easy. Not giving up on your studies, making the good choices, while you’re so involved with rollerblading, it can be complicated.
Also, what do you do in order to keep skating after age 25? I sought out professional and non-professional rollerbladers, to ask them about their perspectives. Perseverance, compromise, adaptation, discover their stories along with me.
Sophie Planque: What did you study? Any graduation?
Franco Cammayo: I have a degree in Business with a concentration in Finance… but I am going back for my Masters in Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities to further my current career as a Therapist. [...]
quoting Kevin Dowling:
This is my final submission for the Olympus Your Story Challenge. I hope you enjoy this, we put our entire lives into it. Extended (full) version up later this evening.