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Daniel Harold Sturt
« on: May 14, 2017, 11:24:51 AM »
Best skate photographer of all time. But very elusive, I need to know more

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 02:41:59 PM »


He has a great photo feature in the August 2004 issue of Transworld, which also has a super sick cover of Rodney Mullen (primo slide through windex on a glass fun box, shot from below).

Despite not having seen that issue in well over a decade, I have a distinct memory of Sturt's self portrait in there: crazy colored sky/clouds and he is wearing a suit and holding out a silver platter with a severed finger on it.

Sturt fucking rules. Great filmer too.
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 02:51:59 PM »
Has he ever done an interview? He is skateboarding's bigfoot.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 03:07:51 PM »
Anyone have any stories? dude would have made for such a good EL

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 06:01:45 PM »
Has he ever done an interview? He is skateboarding's bigfoot.

Like I said it's been over a decade since I last saw that issue so I could be mistaken, but I think he has an interview in there or he wrote a piece for it...
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 06:27:19 PM »
Anyone have any stories? dude would have made for such a good EL

Jeremy Wray has a good Sturt story or two on the 9 club.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 09:08:20 PM »
Are there any photos of the guy? I always picture dwights friend Rolf when I think of sturt

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 09:52:11 PM »

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 10:09:54 PM »
Here's a short video of Sturt
https://youtu.be/ZD_TOcErMoI


EDIT:
I almost forgot, I think he got his start filming for H-Street and Life
At 2:35 he's the guy with the white shirt and shoes filming sheffey and again later at 4:26 he pops up on screen
https://youtu.be/ECeSIga1Ukk
That style of follow filming was pretty progressive at the time
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 10:14:32 PM »
He stayed on my couch for a few nights in the early 2000''s. I took him to whiterock bowl and it made him want to start skating again. He was quite reserved about my lifestyle back then with all the cokes and bong hits and junk food......before he left he told me that I am his Tyler Durden. Never saw him again.

Very glad to have met him and shot a photo.

He has a P.O. box as the address on his ID.
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 10:35:23 PM »
I think he's a Jesus freak? I remember reading a short article in a magazine by him when I was younger that started out really interesting but degraded into a whole lot of Jesus praising.

Aside from that, everything I see or hear about him makes him seem like a pretty intense, serious guy with morbid tastes.

'Is there a possibility of death?'

I remember something about him doing the loop at Vob's ramp, though he claimed to have some outside help from Jesus or God or someone.

All the photos of his I can remember are black and white, with the exception of the psychedelic, refractory ones he did of Rodney Mullen.

He has very veiny arms

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 05:22:08 AM »
is this the article ya'll talking about?

http://skateboarding.transworld.net/features/daniel-harold-sturt/#eVGDuOriDpL2wPu9.97

Yup, but it is transcribed very poorly and it's such a bummer they don't have the images posted though...fuck!
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 05:33:55 AM »
Here's a short video of Sturt
https://youtu.be/ZD_TOcErMoI


EDIT:
I almost forgot, I think he got his start filming for H-Street and Life
At 2:35 he's the guy with the white shirt and shoes filming sheffey and again later at 4:26 he pops up on screen
https://youtu.be/ECeSIga1Ukk
That style of follow filming was pretty progressive at the time

I am too lazy to find it but he is responsible for an insanely well filmed clip of Markus Wyndham (I think?) doing what's probably one of the first 270 lip slides down a hand rail.

EDIT: found it on insta: https://instagram.com/p/BQTQqDdFZZB/
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 08:16:35 AM »
i remember something, maybe from that interview in transworld posted above..too weird to read, but didn't he retire so he could just disappear out of skateboarding, and perhaps the rest of the world?  definitely a bigfoot.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 10:08:48 AM »
There's tons of mythical stories about this dude, Dave Swift i think had one about living with him and getting into an argument about buying toilet paper, so Sturt started taking misprinted shirts from where they worked (T&C Surf i think) and using them instead of tp and throwing them on the roof when he was done. Him meeting skaters at spots blocking off the street not talking to anyone shooting the photo and being back in the car and driving off as the skater was rolling away. He yelled at Appleyard who was not getting into a trick,"what you do is you ollie land your truck on the ledge and grind it, not that complicated". He got into it with Grant about running a Damain Carbajal pic that Grant hated, said he wouldnt submit anymore pics until it was run, Grant tried to call his bluff and lost had to run the pic he already didnt like but now it had been getting faded sitting on the dashboard of Sturts truck for 3 months. Also managed to make Damain Carbajal look really good on a skateboard, where if you look at older H Street videos that is not an easy task. Also made Brian Lotti, Matt Hensley, and Sean Sheffey look even more mythical than they already did. (there was quite a few H-Street, Life, Planet Earth, skateboarders that had terrible style but was camoflouged by the amazing video magic of Sturt).
 

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 10:26:00 AM »
this is the best thread on slap at the moment .. please continue
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 10:30:00 AM »
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Here's a short video of Sturt
https://youtu.be/ZD_TOcErMoI


EDIT:
I almost forgot, I think he got his start filming for H-Street and Life
At 2:35 he's the guy with the white shirt and shoes filming sheffey and again later at 4:26 he pops up on screen
https://youtu.be/ECeSIga1Ukk
That style of follow filming was pretty progressive at the time
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I am too lazy to find it but he is responsible for an insanely well filmed clip of Markus Wyndham (I think?) doing what's probably one of the first 270 lip slides down a hand rail.

EDIT: found it on insta: https://instagram.com/p/BQTQqDdFZZB/

just gotta say that inward heel was really good. and the filming on the 270 lip was crazy good. and was the 180 nosegrind switch?

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2017, 10:50:51 AM »
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Here's a short video of Sturt
https://youtu.be/ZD_TOcErMoI


EDIT:
I almost forgot, I think he got his start filming for H-Street and Life
At 2:35 he's the guy with the white shirt and shoes filming sheffey and again later at 4:26 he pops up on screen
https://youtu.be/ECeSIga1Ukk
That style of follow filming was pretty progressive at the time
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I am too lazy to find it but he is responsible for an insanely well filmed clip of Markus Wyndham (I think?) doing what's probably one of the first 270 lip slides down a hand rail.

EDIT: found it on insta: https://instagram.com/p/BQTQqDdFZZB/
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just gotta say that inward heel was really good. and the filming on the 270 lip was crazy good. and was the 180 nosegrind switch?
Yep, Marcus Wyndham was next level sick. Was years before I realised who it was as the commentary only says "This is Marcus " and doesn't say his surname. He came to Melbourne when he was on Planet Earth and still we didn't realise who he was until a while after that.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 11:43:18 AM »


Also, most insane trick ever.
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 11:48:38 AM »
^^^ I remember that but didn't remember it was Stuart. So crazy.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 11:52:49 AM »
Never seen that trick tip before, insane!
It's a pretty well known story, but I always liked the story of him dressing as a mechanic to sneak into the location and poaching the photo of Danny Way doing the helicopter drop in (at least I think that's what it was).
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2017, 11:54:00 AM »
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Danny Way single-handedly feminized street skating in one move by building that crazy handrail. That�s something I thought could never happen. Don�t get me wrong. I love street skating as much as anybody, but you can ask any top street pro what they think about him and that rail, and most will admit they should probably be wearing a pink dress right now.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2017, 01:18:20 PM »
There's tons of mythical stories about this dude, Dave Swift i think had one about living with him and getting into an argument about buying toilet paper, so Sturt started taking misprinted shirts from where they worked (T&C Surf i think) and using them instead of tp and throwing them on the roof when he was done..
 

The details of that story are here at 3:04:
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2017, 01:40:32 PM »
Def needs an epicly laterd or other documentary focus.
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2017, 03:41:21 PM »
liked him more before hearing what an insane born again christian he's become. wow, what a nutjob.

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2017, 04:12:54 PM »
That backflip thing is nuts it probably didn't look nearly as cool in person but that's gotta be hard to do

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2017, 04:14:34 PM »
Anyone have any stories? dude would have made for such a good EL

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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 03:39:10 PM »


He has a great photo feature in the August 2004 issue of Transworld, which also has a super sick cover of Rodney Mullen (primo slide through windex on a glass fun box, shot from below).

Despite not having seen that issue in well over a decade, I have a distinct memory of Sturt's self portrait in there: crazy colored sky/clouds and he is wearing a suit and holding out a silver platter with a severed finger on it.

Sturt fucking rules. Great filmer too.

Even though DHS's name is on the cover, I'm pretty Seu Trinh shot the Rodney Mullen cover
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Re: Daniel Harold Sturt
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
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He has a great photo feature in the August 2004 issue of Transworld, which also has a super sick cover of Rodney Mullen (primo slide through windex on a glass fun box, shot from below).

Despite not having seen that issue in well over a decade, I have a distinct memory of Sturt's self portrait in there: crazy colored sky/clouds and he is wearing a suit and holding out a silver platter with a severed finger on it.

Sturt fucking rules. Great filmer too.
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Even though DHS's name is on the cover, I'm pretty Seu Trinh shot the Rodney Mullen cover
Yeah, I'm looking at it right now. Would Sturt even shoot anything remotely like this.