Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

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More of the Same Same Collected Thoughts 130: Year of the fucking drone.

“So here we are. 2017. Year of the fucking drone. We’re pretty far behind schedule, according to Marty McFly. But...
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Photo Credit: Laura-Lynn Petrick Natural, unposed, and up close and personal

Laura-Lynn Petrick may be all of 26 years old, but her portfolio as a photographer carries the weight of someone...
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One Roll 023: Steve Rowe When We Were Young Show at The Observatory

A couple different generations collided in Costa Mesa, CA over the weekend. With a lineup that included ’90s and noughties...
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Dion. by Respondek Photographer John Respondek released part one of a new photographic essay series featuring Dion Agius. You should grab one.

Spon and Dion travel the world together a lot. And they end up with a lot of material worthy of...
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In the Streets w/ J. Grant Brittain Fact and Arkitip team up to bring you wearable history notes

FACT. & Arkitip have partnered to bring a six part teeshirt capsule collection of 80’s based, street focused skateboard photography...
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When California gets good It’s not always like this, but it sure is nice when it is. Tom Carey documents.

If you’re not in Florida like some of us are, then you’ve probably been scoring sick waves. California’s been getting blasted...

10 Best WY Vids of the Year Number 5 and 6 on our countdown

6. Artist Series: Brad Elterman His voice, his look, his energy and enthusiasm are infectious. God, just love this dude. Brad Elterman...

One Roll 019: Tom Carey One unedited roll of film shot behind the scenes on the North Shore

The North Shore is a bizarre and beautiful place. On the surface it can look like a surf mecca with...
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Photo Credit: David Evanko Portfolio 032: Memory Hoarding

David Evanko, also know as Minivan, is an amazing photographer and avid music fiend. He’s at every single show I’m...
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And the Lomography camera goes to… Ally Flake won herself a brand new film camera from Lomography

Congratulations Ally Flake, you won yourself a new instant film camera from Lomography for your submission of this purple thigh...
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Enter to win a new film camera Get the new Lomo’Instant Film Camera by entering here

We have one of these at the office and it gets used nearly daily. Whoever comes in we snap. It’s...

Conversation With: Alexander Schmidt On his new zine “Side Streets”, street skating and street photography

I’ve been a fan of WKND since I found out about them. Aesthetically, they’re great. But what’s also great is...
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The Districts and Sun Club tour photos A new zine called CAKE by Caitlin McCann

I hopped onto the last three weeks of a full US tour with The Districts and Sun Club, catching up...
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Artist Series: Brad Elterman Photographer who’s work spans generations. Bowie and Joan Jett to The Paranoyds and Sunflower Bean and more

His voice, his look, his energy and enthusiasm are infectious. God, just love this dude. Brad Elterman is a Los Angeles based...
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One Roll 016: From the Mentawais A roll of film shot on the boat by Scott Chenoweth

The voyage out to the Mentawais from Padang was rough. We set sail with a batch of fresh faces including...
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Photo Credit: Gabriel De Léry Portfolio 030: Black and white

Gabriel De Léry is a Montreal based photographer with a childhood driven passion for black and white film. We recently...
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The first sunny day in Paris in a month Darren Ankenman photography from Paris

Los Angeles based photographer Darren Ankenman is one of our favorite photographers. His ability to capture both the mundane and...
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On the Road With Kim and The Created Through a week of sold-out shows opening for The Kills

Kim and The Created, LA’s own rock explosion fronted by the Iggy-inspired, space-age jumpsuit wearing Kim House, are pretty seasoned...
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Linking up with Mitch Coleborn in Bali Not as easy as this looks

When there is purple all over your screens, sometimes you have to quell the anxiety and let it just come...
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Jerry Hsu on his photography Great insight from interview with Solo Skateboard Magazine in support of photo show: A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find

Jerry Hsu’s solo show A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find is currently in Berlin. He recently chatted to...
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Go on the Road with Feels Tour photography by Jeff Fribourg

We’ve insisted you listen to Feels a couple of times now. So now that you’re convinced and are in love with their...
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One Roll 015: Tahiti in Black and White Photographed by Dylan Goodale and starring Danny Fuller and Billy Kemper

Billy is texting with Raimana and starts to smirk.  “Hey Brother! We’ll see you at the airport Friday morning! But...
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Meet Jared Sherbert’s photography Full interview coming in What Youth Issue 14

Jared Sherbert is a skate photographer from Santa Clarita who is featured in our currently-in-production Issue 14.
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Photo Credit: Molly Steele Portfolio 026: Train-hopping, fantasy and photo journalism

Molly Steele’s photography caught us off guard. Poetic, playful and beautiful but also tough and raw. This Girl We Adore...
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Photo Credit: Hunter Martinez Portfolio 025: In a busy California winter, this young photog’s work is a step ahead

Hunter Martinez is 21 years old and from Pasadena, California. Not exactly a spot many of you would know if...
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One Roll 012: Olya Matvieieva Holding still on the East Coast

Olya Matvieieva has been submitting photos to us since we started What Youth and they’ve always especially caught our eye. They...
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Girl We Adore: Valentina Ruby Sykes A model seamstress jeweler from Melbourne, Australia

WHAT YOUTH: What’s your full name? VALENTINA SKYES: Valentina Ruby Sykes Do you have any nicknames? Vee Where were you...
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Langley Fox, Los Angeles, 2015 Back Den 072

“i was lucky to spend an afternoon with langely fox. we had some cool conversations, traded art work, and shot...
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The What Youth 2015 The best photos of the year: action and lifestyle

The amount of imagery that comes through these doors is incredible. And in a world run mad by social media,...
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Photo Credit: Monroe Alvarez Portfolio 024: Studio, lifestyle and maybe the world’s most legit “selfies”

Monroe Alvarez might take some of the world’s greatest “selfies.” She once did a road trip solo just to shoot...
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Girl We Adore: Molly Steele A train-hopping wanderer from a swampy puddle in Florida

We heard about Molly through a friend of ours and the first thing they told us is: My friend Molly...
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One Roll 010 California for the summer with Giovanni Corabi

Giovanni Corabi emailed us recently and  included a roll of film he shot in California, which you’ll find below. Thats’...