BEHIND THE LENS: WITH CHRISTIAN HOSOI

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The day we shot and interviewed one of my idols; Christian Hosoi was totally surreal. Meeting the creator of the “Christ Air” at the Venice beach skatepark was akin to the seconds leading up to see if your Powerball ticket made you a millionaire at 7-11. First off, the Harlem Globetrotters had an exhibition in the bowl of the skate park we were to shoot Christian at (which threw a wrench in our shoot). Christian shows up and we exchange daps and let me tell you that dude is a straight up rockstar. He skates up to the bowl to scope out the situation and then the Globetrotters started taking selfies with the legend and if that wasn’t odd enough, TMZ shows up during our shoot and hijacks the interview to ask Christian why skaters get all the chicks. Nonetheless, this was one of our favorite shoots of all time and we pulled it off. Check out some of our behind the scenes shots that didn’t make the magazine. Check out Issue 4 here.

Snaps by: Leah Moriyama

I am the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief for this publication and movement called Tokewell. I eat. I write. I shoot, and I'm constantly in the driver's seat on life's road trip to the never ending journey of why. "I'd rather stimulate your mind, then emulate your purpose." - Aceyalone