Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Matt Hensley #2.

"The last few years of Matt Hensley's life have been quite a success story. Although he hasn't been in more than a handful of contests, he has earned the respect and admiration of the skateboarding population throughout the planet. Matt's been lying low lately, playing guitar in a ska band and attending scooter rallies between skate sessions and traveling. Dan Sturt caught up with Matt and shot this brilliant photo of him cruising a vintage handstand, with body art and Doc Martens in full display."

I distinctly remember being disappointed with this photo when it came out. I wanted Matt to be doing some cool trick and not a handstand. It is from the time when Matt was more or less retiring from skateboarding. Everything makes more sense today. He didn't really fit in with the goofy clothes, small wheels and pressure flip scene. I don't blame him for wanting to get away from it all. Now I think this is great photo.

Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6

1 comment:

Royce said...

I love this photo.