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LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« on: October 03, 2020, 08:43:41 AM »
Easy pals,

It's been a little while but as the first couple of instalments in this 'Lightbox' series went down well...

I hit up Jonathan Mehring to talk about shooting with Jake Johnson during his early Alien Workshop days. The photo of his Mind Field ender (below) was the premise but we went over a few other standout moments (double set wallride, flip back lip on Black Hubba), talked late-2000s New York and, obviously, all things Jake.

"It was the talk of the town but so much of what Jake did was the talk of the town."

https://blog.slamcity.com/lightbox-jake-johnson-by-jonathan-mehring/


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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 08:58:54 AM »
Such a great article!
Seriously fantastic.
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 09:07:40 AM »
Seriously fantastic.

Thank you for sharing this with us!

I will never tire of those iconic JJ photos, and I will always love the classic JJ black jeans and all black cupsole look ;D

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 09:54:06 AM »
JJ is a top 5 all time, IMO. ditto with mehring for his field, so it's a match made in heaven

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 10:02:20 AM »
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Seriously fantastic.
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Thank you for sharing this with us!

I will never tire of those iconic JJ photos, and I will always love the classic JJ black jeans and all black cupsole look ;D

So good. Wallride the double set is one of my favorite clip/photo ever

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 10:08:54 AM »
Truly wonderful stuff in that.

Jake's double-set wallride will forever be my favorite skate photo. It just ticks every box for me.

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 10:45:15 AM »
the unicorn <3

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2020, 10:47:01 AM »
THANK YOU
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 12:38:37 PM »
Such a great article!
Seriously fantastic.
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 12:39:38 PM »
incredible. i can never get enough jkjhnsn.

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 08:07:10 PM »
Fucking love it. If I remember correctly, he did the double set wallride when meeting up with Kalis, who was visiting NYC for some Mind Field clips and apparently, Jake had messed up his ankle but wanted to skate with Kalis and make a good impression so he did that wallride in an ankle brace made out of duct tape.

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 08:19:51 PM »
Great job, man. More of this please!
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2020, 10:19:38 PM »
Easy pals,

It's been a little while but as the first couple of instalments in this 'Lightbox' series went down well...

I hit up Jonathan Mehring to talk about shooting with Jake Johnson during his early Alien Workshop days. The photo of his Mind Field ender (below) was the premise but we went over a few other standout moments (double set wallride, flip back lip on Black Hubba), talked late-2000s New York and, obviously, all things Jake.

"It was the talk of the town but so much of what Jake did was the talk of the town."

https://blog.slamcity.com/lightbox-jake-johnson-by-jonathan-mehring/


amazing journalism. this took me back to getting mindfield back in 7th grade, and just being in awe at jake's part. 6th grade i was in love with mike mo in fully flared, 7th grade it was JJ. what a drastic transition; i think it goes to show how universal that part was.  i remember showing all my middle school friends animal collective and they all ragged on me so hard, those were the days :)
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2020, 11:41:25 AM »
Mmm. Unicorn. GOAT talk is fun but there is sumthing here tho. I'm going with this, jake is the unicorn. Also, PA's finest? I think so.
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2020, 11:52:35 AM »
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Easy pals,

It's been a little while but as the first couple of instalments in this 'Lightbox' series went down well...

I hit up Jonathan Mehring to talk about shooting with Jake Johnson during his early Alien Workshop days. The photo of his Mind Field ender (below) was the premise but we went over a few other standout moments (double set wallride, flip back lip on Black Hubba), talked late-2000s New York and, obviously, all things Jake.

"It was the talk of the town but so much of what Jake did was the talk of the town."

https://blog.slamcity.com/lightbox-jake-johnson-by-jonathan-mehring/


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amazing journalism. this took me back to getting mindfield back in 7th grade, and just being in awe at jake's part. 6th grade i was in love with mike mo in fully flared, 7th grade it was JJ. what a drastic transition; i think it goes to show how universal that part was.  i remember showing all my middle school friends animal collective and they all ragged on me so hard, those were the days :)

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2020, 12:58:03 PM »
not to take away from the original article but just came across this on youtube. maybe others already knew about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UWIATdDpo

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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2020, 07:17:06 PM »
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Easy pals,

It's been a little while but as the first couple of instalments in this 'Lightbox' series went down well...

I hit up Jonathan Mehring to talk about shooting with Jake Johnson during his early Alien Workshop days. The photo of his Mind Field ender (below) was the premise but we went over a few other standout moments (double set wallride, flip back lip on Black Hubba), talked late-2000s New York and, obviously, all things Jake.

"It was the talk of the town but so much of what Jake did was the talk of the town."

https://blog.slamcity.com/lightbox-jake-johnson-by-jonathan-mehring/


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amazing journalism. this took me back to getting mindfield back in 7th grade, and just being in awe at jake's part. 6th grade i was in love with mike mo in fully flared, 7th grade it was JJ. what a drastic transition; i think it goes to show how universal that part was.  i remember showing all my middle school friends animal collective and they all ragged on me so hard, those were the days :)
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Re: LIGHTBOX: Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 10:21:58 AM »
So damn good


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