Thursday, February 10, 2011

Scott Bourne.

Black Arms.
White Heart.

Scott turned pro for Consolidated and later went on to start his own company called the Unbelievers. He had a shoe on Puma and was even in a TV commercial with other pro athletes sponsored by the company. These days he's living in Europe, writing and showing up in films made by Pontus Alv. He had a book of stories published by Carhartt. I found an interesting interview with him about his book Cheating on the Metronome. He typed out all the pages on a typewriter and then the pages were scanned for printing. That's a commitment to analog if there ever was one.

Oh yeah, there's a slight chance that Scott is very easy to recognize because both of his arms are tattooed in solid black. This took a few years and you could monitor the progress in the mags. Initially, he only had his right forearm all black. The common first response to seeing some of his early coverage was wondering if that was a cast on his arm. It wasn't. Oddly enough, this tattoo trend never caught on in skateboarding.

Theo Hand took the photos.

Thrasher - October 1997 Volume 17 Number 10


Justin said...

Here's the interview:

jimmy the pick said...

didn't he slam taking this photo?

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