Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Upson and Jim Gagne were am and then pro for Black Label. They stuck with the Label during a rough spell in the mid to late 1990s. After John Cardiel left, I think of them as the face of the company. Gagne faded away from pro skateboarding to go to school and learn a trade. Upson split for Anti - Hero and then vanished, possibly due to less than positive reasons.
The photo is by Suaze. No name in the contributing photographer listings matched so I don't know if this is a nickname, a last name or they forgot to put him in.
Slap July 1999 Volume 8 Number 7