Monday, April 5, 2010

Interview with

This is an interview I did for my buddies new web site. Check out the site and you can see more cool stuff there!

Ian Ruther is one of the best artist/photographers out there. His work speaks for itself and is literally out of this world.
Ian Ruther use to be a much better snowboarder than most of the pro's today. It's because of his style, class and of course the switch stance move which he is a master of.
In this interview, we talk about an array of stuff such as: art, the past, present, future, inspirations, snowboarding, Kevin Jones, and his next trip to Japan.
These days he's super focused on his talents in other fields apart from snowboarding, such as his landscape project, down town LA project, and his Enabled Preview project.
The last one, the Enabled Preview, is my favorite. Check this out and judge for yourself..
Aaron Fotheringham, 17, knows just what it feels like to slowly lose the ability to walk - a concept that could terrify most people. He was born with Spinal Bifida, a developmental birth defect that translates literally to "split spine." Aaron agrees that having the disease is painful. One of his hips is permanently out of the socket, causing constant pain, and forcing Aaron off of crutches and into a wheelchair. After tagging along when his brother would skateboard at the skate park, his brother suggested he try tricks in his wheelchair. "I don't feel it [my hip] when I'm at the skate park," he says. "My adrenaline is up and it's just my release." Aaron holds the world record for the first back flip in a wheelchair as of October 2008, an experience he calls nerve wracking, even though he completed his first back flip two years before that in 2006 and had done it several times since. He is sponsored by Schwalbe Tires, Fox Shocks and Osiris Shoes to name a few. He hopes to do a double back flip in the future and wants to inspire others, both disabled and able-bodied alike to get out of their homes and do something with their lives. "I want it to become common - people in wheelchairs doing flips. I'm not disabled. Being in a wheelchair isn't being disabled. I think that everyone else is disabled - you know, they have to actually walk."

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These are the direct links to my interview im having a hard time up loading them to my blog.

This is the photo form Chile that i was referring to.