Stevie Williams' story is quite impressive. His rise from a homeless runaway to the founder of DGK is unbelievable if you think about it. After skating endless lines at Love Park and riding for Element by the time he was 15, Stevie eventually took off from Philly for California where he went north, to San Francisco, and lived on couches. Before he got on Chocolate and DC, he rode for Profile and FIT, short-lived board brands out of the Bay.
These Days, as the King of the thriving DGK brand, Stevie Williams is spending more time at his Los Angeles home and gave Monster Children his take on the difference twelve hours makes in the newly revamped Downtown Los Angeles; or as the hipsters like to call it, "DTLA". In this short piece directed by Ryan Allan we get a look at the bustling daytime neighborhood of Downtown that hosts about 500,000 jobs but only 58,000 (official) residents by night. It's a surreal comparison and haunting backdrop for the piece.