THE IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT
Skateshops are still places that gather the skate culture or at least are meeting points for all of us. As a matter of fact some of us have only met once inside the skateshop where we decided to hang these pictures. Some others have been close friends for many years. But let's take a few steps back.
Once again is all about skateboarding and how it brings and keeps together people hailing from different places. And it's about the skate sessions, the film cameras, life in the Italian Peninsula, a beer with somebody you haven't seen in years, the new shoes you will skate with, a sign on your grip tape or maybe the sound of a text message on your phone saying "Where have you been? Let's meet up soon!"
The time spent together, short or long, was good enough to make us want to keep in touch over the past years.
It's just what happens every time skateboarding allows you in.
The idea behind "What's up Dudes" was not about asking "How are you doing?". It was more about "We are the Dudes that make this kind of things on what’s up". We mean the app.
VIDEO OF THE EXHIBITION
Language: English and Italian
Binding: saddle stitch
Size: 8.2" x 11.6" (21 x 29.7 cm)
Paper : 140 grams Cyclus offset
Circulation: 300 copies
Publisher: self published in Veneto, Italy