I'll Kick You in the Head with My Energy Legs

I'll Kick You in the Head with My Energy Legs

by Jonnie Craig
     
 
Skateboarding enables a rare few individuals to live a carefree life, traveling the globe for free while less fortunate others have no other option than to jump through the hoops of everyday living.

I'll Kick You In The Head With My Energy Legs depicts the coming of age, travels and traits of a group of skateboarders from London, who managed to escape the grips of a

Overview

Skateboarding enables a rare few individuals to live a carefree life, traveling the globe for free while less fortunate others have no other option than to jump through the hoops of everyday living.

I'll Kick You In The Head With My Energy Legs depicts the coming of age, travels and traits of a group of skateboarders from London, who managed to escape the grips of a nine-to-five. Each character offering a different dynamic to the ongoing story; Be it walking along the sludge covered beaches of the river Thames in search of an American visiting friend who happened to be taking an 'emergency shit' after accidentally drinking an entire bottle of laxative, or a journey to the hospital to fix a dislocated elbow, or playing with a dead pigeon.

Shot over a period of three years by London born photographer and skateboarder Jonnie Craig who rose to light at the age of 18 after having been picked up by Vice Magazine. Jonnie quickly established his name within photography releasing his first book with Morel in early 2009 which proceeded to sell out shortly after.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A gripping depiction of youth, friendship and finding fun in the little things."
- Vice Magazine

"An honest, captivating and insightful look at skateboard culture today."
- HUH Magazine

"When I first became aware of Jonnie Craig's work I was shocked. His photos were blurred, fogged, and from a traditional stance, everything that could be wrong with them was. Then his work was published and I really started looking, and suddenly I thought 'this is brilliant'."
- Gavin Watson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789185639519
Publisher:
Dokument Forlag
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jonnie Craig (born July 13, 1988) is a British photographer who began taking photographs aged 16. In 2007, following a recommendation from American photographer Ryan McGinley, Jonnie began working with Vice Magazine, where he continues to contribute regularly. In February 2009, Jonnie had his first book published with Morel. Jonnie recently exhibited a new body of work at the Steinsland Berliner Gallery with fellow artists Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu and Kevin Long.

Johan Kugelberg is a renowned curator and writer of all things subculture who, like many fortunate others, grew up on a diet of skateboarding and punk music.

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