Primitive Skateboarding is the skate brand you need to know

Primitive Skateboarding is the skate brand you need to know

Andrea Tuzio · 6 months ago · Style

The skate aesthetic has now completely and decisively conquered the world of fashion at every level. Just think of the first collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Supreme, in which the skate “parades on the catwalk”, to finish the incredible boost given to the cause by the late Virgil Abloh.
This, however, has often caused forcing, links and connections that did not have much to say because of languages, philosophies and backgrounds really too different.

This doesn’t mean that different worlds can’t talk to each other, but it is always important to keep in mind the deep roots of what is not only a sport, but a real philosophy of life that has been watered down lately.

If there is a brand that instead sinks its foundations into the essence of skateboarding, it is Primitive Skateboarding

Primitive is a skate brand that was born from the mind and enterprise of American pro-skater Paul Rodriguez, Executive Vice President Heath Brinkley, CEO Andy Netkin and Jubal Jones and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Rodriguez in 2008 opened “Primitive”, a skate shop based in Encino, CA. The choice came when the American skater decided to leave his old sponsor Plan B Skateboards, to have more control over his career. Rodriguez created and put on sale a limited series of 500 gold foil boards that immediately sold out. It was this great response from the public that led him to found his own brand in April 2014, Primitive Skateboarding.

Collaborations are an integral part of Primitive’s creative process, and over the years the brand has collected some very important ones: with rappers of the caliber of Tupac and Notorius B.I.G.; with cartoons and anime such as Rick and Morty, Naruto, Dragon Ball and My Hero Academia; and the recent joint venture with the trash metal band Megadeath.

Speaking of collaborations, it’s yesterday’s news that Primitive has collaborated with the Zildjian Company, a company founded in 1623 in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) by Armenian Avedis Zildjian I. Zildjian was not his real surname and was given to him because, in Armenian, it means “son of a cymbal maker”.

In 1909, a descendant of the company’s founder, Avedis Zildjian III, moved to the United States, to Boston, while Kerope Zildjian remained in Turkey, continuing to manufacture cymbals under the name “K. Zildjian Constantinople”, which changed its name to “K. Zildjian Istanbul” after Constantinople became Istanbul in 1923. In 1929, Aram and Avedis III began manufacturing cymbals in Quincy, Massachusetts, and in the following year they founded the current “Avedis Zildjian Company,” competing with “K. Zildjian Istanbul”. From that moment on, Zildjian became one of the most important and prestigious brands in the field of percussion in general. In 1968, with the contribution of Robert Zildjian, the “K. Zildjian Istanbul” was absorbed by the “Avedis Zildjian Company”. In 1979, Avedis III died and his son Robert Zildjian left the company due to conflicts with his brother Armand (in 1981, Robert would found Sabian, another well-known brand of musical cymbals). In 2002, Armand Zildjian died, leaving his daughters Craigie and Debbie in control of the company.

The collaboration between these two companies consists of a special edition capsule collection that includes premium fleece sweatshirts, graphic tees and long sleeves that combine elements of both Primitive and Zildjian. Rounding out the offerings are decks and a Primitive x Zildjian 20″ Crash cymbal featuring custom co-branding.

The Zildjian x Primitive capsule collection will be released tomorrow April 8 on the Primitive Skateboarding and Zildjian websites.

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The best astronomy photos of 2022

The best astronomy photos of 2022

Tommaso Berra · 6 days ago · Photography

Space is mysterious and frightening territory, we observe from Earth phenomena that most of the time, unless you are an astronomer or very passionate, cannot be fully explained. Remaining are the fascination of seeing them from afar, observing celestial bodies, night skies and everything that inspires fantastic tales and makes us imagine the presence of other worlds light years away from us.
Some phenomena require patience because they are very slow, others are difficult to witness because they are extemporaneous, all of which makes photographing astronomical phenomena a very difficult task, and each year the best shots are awarded at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

3,000 photos entered in 2022 by photographers from 67 countries, including the winning one by photographer Gerald Rhemann, who managed to capture a rare event that made many look up to the sky last December. It was Christmas Day when comet Leonard crossed the sky over Tivoli, Namibia. Rhemann managed to capture the moment before the celestial body was blown away by the solar wind, and the energy-charged shot earned first place in the contest.
For the next 12 months the shot will be on display in London, at the National Maritime Museum, along with the other entries and divided into thematic categories (galaxies, sun, moon, landscapes…).

Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @eli_rmn, @erre62, @sara_gram._, @saraperacchia, @defalcotina, @giulia.pissagroia, @teresa_scafa, @izya777, @marco.pasini.photo, @marcocarta87.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Photography, when it wants to convey universal emotions, has more strength when it is shared with other people from its earliest stages. Tatiana Cardellicchio owes much to meeting and collaborating with other creatives, who have inspired her, reinforcing an already clear idea of art that is enhanced when seen as a whole and not as individual shots.
There is often a human figure in Tatiana Cardellicchio’s photos, isolated in the world in a moment of pause, in which the perpetual motion of life seems to have been interrupted in favor of a more meditative relationship with nature and the elements that make it up.

The sea becomes a kind of baptismal water, the blades of grass in the meadow instead the perfect surface in which to abandon the body, often of a young woman, which does not impose its silhouette in the landscape but adapts to the rocks or the stool left in the corner of the room.
With a career as a photo retoucher and photo editor, the shots on the photographer’s Instagram profile show a more intimate look in which enhancing the plasticity of the body is a mission, as is blurring the edges between the human figure and nature, in a game of participation in the natural cycle that it is easy to want to be a part of.

Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
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A Tatiana Cardellicchio’s shot will be at Collater.al Photography 2022.

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Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

The balance between the human figure and the landscape is the key to Lisa Strautmann‘s shots. Born in 1988, Lisa Strautmann is a German photographer who has had a different path than many of her colleagues. In fact, she has earned no less than two degrees, neither of them in the arts or photography: the first in physical education and the second in psychology. 

Her course of study, however, led her to have the approach she has today to the photographic medium and the subjects she shoots. We almost always see one or more figures in the center of the composition, naked, in unnatural and contrived poses. All around are the colors of nature, from the bright green of the grass to the clear blue of the sky. 

With these images, Lisa Strautmann manages to merge her being an adult, feminist woman with a deep love for nature and the connection humans can make with it. 

Discover more of Lisa Strautmann’s work on her website and Instagram profile

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