Skateboarding East Los Angeles

QUIK from Colin Kennedy on Vimeo.

Not only is this an awesome skateboard video by Quiksilver, but it’s also a strikingly accurate portrayal of the real Los Angeles, East Los Angeles. Captured using realistic camera angles and taken from a familiar “eye level” point of view, this film gives outsiders a real view of what our city is like, and makes native Angelenos nostalgic toward the unique urban environment we are so familiar. Miles of asphalt, street vendors, Mexican community, train tracks, historic buildings and grass covered hillsides. I’ve walked these sidewalks, driven these streets of East Los Angeles, and it’s¬†extraordinary¬†how well it is depicted.