James Walker Studios

….product testing….

1….spent the morning testing the prototype for the new Artifact custom concave skateboard decks….easily one of the best decks I’ve ever ridden….

….a recent road trip….

detroit_road_trip0001.…a few snapshots from a super fun whirlwind road trip with stops at an abandoned amusement park, mental hospital, and the Packard auto plant….detroit_road_trip0002 detroit_road_trip0003 detroit_road_trip0004 detroit_road_trip0005 detroit_road_trip0006 detroit_road_trip0007 detroit_road_trip0008 detroit_road_trip0009 detroit_road_trip0010 detroit_road_trip0011 detroit_road_trip0012 detroit_road_trip0013 detroit_road_trip0014 detroit_road_trip0015 detroit_road_trip0016 detroit_road_trip0017 detroit_road_trip0018 detroit_road_trip0019 detroit_road_trip0020 detroit_road_trip0021 detroit_road_trip0022 detroit_road_trip0023 detroit_road_trip0024 detroit_road_trip0025 detroit_road_trip0026 detroit_road_trip0027 detroit_road_trip0028 detroit_road_trip0029 detroit_road_trip0030 detroit_road_trip0031 detroit_road_trip0032 detroit_road_trip0033 detroit_road_trip0034 detroit_road_trip0035 detroit_road_trip0036 detroit_road_trip0037 detroit_road_trip0038 detroit_road_trip0039 detroit_road_trip0040 detroit_road_trip0041

….recent adventures….

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….I recently spent some time with my good friend Frank Romero documenting some of the beautiful decay in and around Detroit Michigan….

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….on the road with The Pietasters day 3….

pie_blacksburg_sunday0001.…on Sunday we rolled out of bed at the crack of dawn and headed north to make a stop at the Circus Life festival….Brenna stopped by to join in the festivities….pie_blacksburg_sunday0002 pie_blacksburg_sunday0003 pie_blacksburg_sunday0004 pie_blacksburg_sunday0005 pie_blacksburg_sunday0006 pie_blacksburg_sunday0007 pie_blacksburg_sunday0008 pie_blacksburg_sunday0009 pie_blacksburg_sunday0010 pie_blacksburg_sunday0011 pie_blacksburg_sunday0012 pie_blacksburg_sunday0013 pie_blacksburg_sunday0014 pie_blacksburg_sunday0015 pie_blacksburg_sunday0016 pie_blacksburg_sunday0017 pie_blacksburg_sunday0018 pie_blacksburg_sunday0019 pie_blacksburg_sunday0020 pie_blacksburg_sunday0021 pie_blacksburg_sunday0022 pie_blacksburg_sunday0023 pie_blacksburg_sunday0024 pie_blacksburg_sunday0025 pie_blacksburg_sunday0026 pie_blacksburg_sunday0027 pie_blacksburg_sunday0028 pie_blacksburg_sunday0029 pie_blacksburg_sunday0030

….The Pietasters @ Big Al’s….Blacksburg VA, night 2!….

pie_blacksburg_saturday0001.…on night two of the Pietaster’s recent whirlwind tour Big Al’s was once again packed and overflowing with youthful hooligans clamoring for an earful of solid gold ska as the band unleashed a barrage of aural and visual entertainment….one of my favorite things about The Pietasters is that they remind me of a time when music used to be dangerous and unpredictable….here are a few snapshots from Saturday….pie_blacksburg_saturday0002 pie_blacksburg_saturday0003 pie_blacksburg_saturday0004 pie_blacksburg_saturday0005 pie_blacksburg_saturday0006 pie_blacksburg_saturday0007 pie_blacksburg_saturday0008 pie_blacksburg_saturday0009 pie_blacksburg_saturday0010 pie_blacksburg_saturday0011 pie_blacksburg_saturday0012 pie_blacksburg_saturday0013 pie_blacksburg_saturday0014 pie_blacksburg_saturday0015 pie_blacksburg_saturday0016 pie_blacksburg_saturday0017 pie_blacksburg_saturday0018 pie_blacksburg_saturday0019 pie_blacksburg_saturday0020 pie_blacksburg_saturday0021 pie_blacksburg_saturday0022 pie_blacksburg_saturday0023 pie_blacksburg_saturday0024 pie_blacksburg_saturday0025 pie_blacksburg_saturday0026 pie_blacksburg_saturday0027 pie_blacksburg_saturday0028 pie_blacksburg_saturday0029 pie_blacksburg_saturday0030 pie_blacksburg_saturday0031 pie_blacksburg_saturday0032 pie_blacksburg_saturday0033 pie_blacksburg_saturday0034 pie_blacksburg_saturday0035 pie_blacksburg_saturday0036 pie_blacksburg_saturday0037 pie_blacksburg_saturday0038 pie_blacksburg_saturday0039 pie_blacksburg_saturday0040 pie_blacksburg_saturday0041 pie_blacksburg_saturday0042 pie_blacksburg_saturday0043 pie_blacksburg_saturday0044 pie_blacksburg_saturday0045 pie_blacksburg_saturday0046 pie_blacksburg_saturday0047 pie_blacksburg_saturday0048 pie_blacksburg_saturday0049 pie_blacksburg_saturday0050 pie_blacksburg_saturday0051 pie_blacksburg_saturday0052

….The Pietasters @ Big Al’s….Blacksburg VA, night I….

pie_blacksburg_friday0001.…this past weekend The Pietasters traveled to Blacksburg VA, the place where it all started 20 years ago, for two nights of amazing soulful ska….I was fortunate enough to be able to hop in the van and get a few snapshots during this incredible weekend of debauchery and shenanigans….as per usual an insane amount of fun was had by all….stay tuned for photos from day II!….and a very special thanks to Billy for the absolutely amazing hospitality!!!!….pie_blacksburg_friday0002 pie_blacksburg_friday0003 pie_blacksburg_friday0004 pie_blacksburg_friday0005 pie_blacksburg_friday0006 pie_blacksburg_friday0007 pie_blacksburg_friday0008 pie_blacksburg_friday0009 pie_blacksburg_friday0010 pie_blacksburg_friday0011 pie_blacksburg_friday0012 pie_blacksburg_friday0013 pie_blacksburg_friday0014 pie_blacksburg_friday0015 pie_blacksburg_friday0016 pie_blacksburg_friday0017 pie_blacksburg_friday0018 pie_blacksburg_friday0019 pie_blacksburg_friday0020 pie_blacksburg_friday0021 pie_blacksburg_friday0022 pie_blacksburg_friday0023 pie_blacksburg_friday0024 pie_blacksburg_friday0025 pie_blacksburg_friday0026 pie_blacksburg_friday0027 pie_blacksburg_friday0028 pie_blacksburg_friday0029 pie_blacksburg_friday0030 pie_blacksburg_friday0031 pie_blacksburg_friday0032 pie_blacksburg_friday0033 pie_blacksburg_friday0034 pie_blacksburg_friday0035 pie_blacksburg_friday0036 pie_blacksburg_friday0037 pie_blacksburg_friday0038 pie_blacksburg_friday0039 pie_blacksburg_friday0040 pie_blacksburg_friday0041 pie_blacksburg_friday0042 pie_blacksburg_friday0043 pie_blacksburg_friday0044 pie_blacksburg_friday0045 pie_blacksburg_friday0046 pie_blacksburg_friday0047 pie_blacksburg_friday0048 pie_blacksburg_friday0049

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….this afternoon at Artifact Hard Goods HQ….

1….shaping a new series of decks, handmade in the USA!….

….G40 exhibition 2014….

panorama_g40….here is a panoramic view of the room where I currently have a new installation on display at this year’s G40 Art Summit exhibition….for anyone who hasn’t seen this show I highly recommend stopping by, there is an amazing amount of incredible work on display….