Pools by Craig Fineman

Skateboarding is not for the faint of heart.

It is physically demanding and often skin gets peeled and bones break. Skating pools is on a whole other level than your average sidewalk ollie, or half pipe backside kickflip. When one skates in a empty pool there are two technical things to consider in order to have a smooth ride (other than a natural or thoroughly practiced talent) 1) centripetal force and 2) rotational inertia both of which in mil- seconds can really test a persons bravery, and stupidity.  The photos in new book “Pools” by Craig Fineman serve to show at once the elegance and suave of skateboarders but also the determination, perseverance, and physical possibilities.

Purchase Pools by Craig Fineman here.

Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.