From as earliest as the 50s and 60s, California’s ever-burgeoning skate scene and analog film have always gone hand in hand. There's never a time that you roll up on a group of skaters and at least one of them doesn't have a film camera. Photography has always been an integral part of skate culture. An entire generation of photographers and filmmakers have grown up rolling around the streets, carving the smooth transitions of drought-scorched pools, or launching themselves off ramps.
In a seemingly fitting collaboration between Kodak and Girl Skateboards, the two brands are celebrating skateboarding, Girl’s rich filmmaking history, and shooting on Super 8 film. This new collection includes skateboard decks, wheels and apparel featuring classic Kodak color schemes, film stocks and logos mixed with Girl Skateboards' classic style.
The two made a short film that features the Girl Skateboards team on the road traveling from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California. Along the way they captured their adventures on the new Kodak Super8 camera. Featuring Andrew Brophy, Cory Kennedy, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Rick McCrank, Sean Malto, Simon Bannerot and Tyler “Manchild” Pacheco.
Watch the rad new video below.