Photos by Joe Brook
Interview by Mark Whiteley
His explosive and contorted power on his board have made for some landmark tricks (one of the only skaters to get multiple NBD’s at Wallenberg, and the only one to do it without the roll-in), while at the same time his strict adherence to following nothing but his own conscience and mind have made for somewhat of an unsteady career path as a sponsored and pro skater.
Undeniably skilled and undoubtedly on his own trip, Tony Manfre continues slashing his own route through the jungles of skateboarding. We sat him down for a look back at where he’s been after hitting the streets for a bunch of new photos, and Tony has also sent a selection of his own photographs and a trailer for a lengthy Super-8 movie project he’s doing by himself. Saludos to a true individual.
"He's scanning what's going on,
trying to vibe off me,
and I'm just spaced out"
Photos by Tony Manfre
"No regrets, just something to learn from and trip off"
"In retrospect, I was a dick-
but we were all dicks"
Switch FS 180
"I want to be able
to do what I love for a living,
and I know there's a place for me in that"
Trailer for "Light Box"
Check out this trailer Tony mode for his upcoming Super-8 movie/documentary entitled "Light Box" comprised of footage
shot over 10 years. He plans on entering it in flim festivals and is looking for sponsorship and distribution options.
Tony would like to thank:
Phoebe, Stephanie, Jackson, Wesc, Shut, Hifi, Independent, Nike SB, SLAP, Deluxe, Enjoi, Chris Pastras, Rodney Smith, Guayaki, Atlas Skate Store, Joe Brook, and Mark Whiteley