Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Past, Present, Future

With the new year approaching, I was looking back in the archives to when I first moved East.
This is a collection of some of my favorite photos and time spent with friends from then till now.
Thanks for the support and encouragement, lets keep the good times rollin'! 

A year or so after I met Tom, we used to meet up a couple of times a week and ride. This was the first time we went down to FDR skate park, I think it was around 8am. Locals here do not like bikes riding here, after the locals started to show up the bmxers started to leave. We kept riding for most of the day, taking photos trying new shit. As we were leaving,  a couple locals came over that rode there track bikes to get to the park, gave us props and were amazed at what we were pulling. 

In NYC you see this a lot! Abandoned, parted out bikes. This was one that stood out the most to me. Ape hanger bars, banana seat locked up wheels and a dura ace sticker.

Two of my favorite people, James Newman and Rob Salimo in San Fransisco . Notice Rob is on James's race T-shirt . Hopefully see ya guys soon!
New York is known for it's graffiti, and has influenced graffiti all over the world. I personally like the illegal work that is done well. This guy, to me, is a prime example of that. DCEVE Every piece I have seen on trucks, tunnels, and cutty locations is always on point. Check out his crews site here :

This is Dan Bones, he rules. Check out his site here and you will see why.
This was the biggest I've seen John go in person! A really good friend of mine. Check out his site here:

This is a ad next to a recently added bike lane next to new, huge, super condos. The irony.

I love catching people painting over graffiti, most of the time the people doing it look at it as just another job. This guy said he worked for the construction company and was getting paid 33 an hour...

One of my favorite birthday gifts I've seen. Done in Seattle.
 Angelo takes really great photos, he took one of the best shots of me I've seen. Check his blog here! Look forward to riding with you man!

The first time I saw Cycle's graffiti I was 13 and I was blown away. 15 years later this pops up in my neighborhood. Awesome!

This guy kills shit all over the country with paint, labels and a message OPEN YOUR EYES. Please take the time to sift through a flickr group that was made for his work.

After seeing Edwin De larosa around town for a while it was cool to run into him at my friends tattoo shop.  We both were getting tattoo's for our mom.

This is my brother Matt, one of my favorite dudes, and one of my favorite portraits yet.

So, here is to a new year and more good times to come!


  1. Wilis, your photography is so sick. Really stoked to see such an amazing list of shout outs, and even more stoked to be a part of it! Happy new year buddy!

  2. The buffing shot is great. I saw a guy buffing an ADEK fill in with a sprayer on the BQE the other day. At first I thought it was him bombing in daylight. Was weird to watch. Like bombing in reverse.