'Renegades and Role Models'
"Renegades and Role Models"
Last Thursday, the night before the Dew Tour took over the streets of San Francisco, iconic skateboard photographer Bryce Kanights and FTC Skateshop presented a photo show of Kanights' 30-plus years behind the lens, titled "Renegades and Role Models." With classic photos from Thrasher magazine in the '80s to the concrete bowls of the Northwest, Kanights is one of skateboarding's living legends. With professional skater Tommy Guerrero spinning the tunes and today's greatest skateboarders in attendance, "Renegades and Role Models" was the perfect way to kick off the weekend.
Independent Truck Company OGs Tommy Guerrero and Joe Fong.
The staff at FTC who made the night possible: Taylor Newton, Ben Gore, Troy Thompson, Tons [of Fun] and Ando in the front.
Here are just a few of Kanights' prints. From the EMB crew of San Francisco in the '90s to Mark Gonzales, Rob Dyrdek and Duane Peters, looking at the walls of photos was a quick lesson in skate history.
Former Santa Cruz Skateboards professional Jeff "Ffej" Hedges admires the photo of him in a stretched-out gymnast plant.
DJ Street Chicken
Tommy Guerrero supplied the soundtrack for the evening along with S.F. stalwart DJ Orb.
Pros in Tow
Heavy hitters: Dennis Busenitz, Anthony Shetler and last year's Skater of the Year, David Gonzalez.
The man of the hour, Bryce Kanights.