Ben Mackay discovered skateboarding at the age of five, when his dad bought him a second-hand plastic skateboard from a yard sale. After taking the board apart and painting it in blue and white stripes, Ben built his own kick ramp in the garage. Before long, he was skating all over the neighbourhood, describing the feeling as terrifying, exhilarating, and above all, bliss. Almost thirty years after discovering that little plastic board, Ben founded Penny Skateboards pennyskateboards.com/. Since 2010, the brand has grown to lead the plastic skateboard market, with Penny boards now sold all over the world.
Duffy together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary" fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the “Terrible Trio” and Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them "The Black Trinity". Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights. Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography.
Screened at Onedotzero Adventures in Motion Festival 2010.
A film by Tilman Singer.
Photography found in Monster Skateboard Magazine: Fabian Lang by Eric Mirbach, Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring, Jan Hofer by Mikendo, Lance Mountain by Ray Zimmermann, Stephan Guenther by Eric Mirbach, Jean Feil. Photography found in Place Magazine: Lem Villemin by Flo Renner, Manny Santiago by Joe Krolick, Niklas Speer by Adam Sello, Thomas Weber by Daniel Wagner, Enrique Lorenzo by Roger Ferrero, Sven Kilchenmann by Lukas Mäder, Valerie Rosomako by Henrik Biemer. Some sources unknown.