Skate The World

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posted by Aimee Whistler

Signalling a rise in travel skate photography, Jonathan Mehring’s long awaited photo-journal ‘Skate the World’ is shot against a diverse backdrop in over 30 countries. Questioning the conventions of generic skate photography, Mehring’s playful contradiction of East meets West uses skateboarding as the syntax that binds both cultures and languages together in beautiful opposition.

Creating a new frame of reference, Mehring’s eye catching tour de monde carries the zeitgeist of western skateboarding into the back end of beyond, exploring communities and grinding rails thousands of miles from home. Expressing his nomadic spirit, ‘Skate the World’ depicts Mehring’s self-perpetuating adventure into the unknown.