Banging piece with ethics in all the right places from our friends at Free and Pass~Port Skateboards. Read the text courtesy of Izrayl Brinsdon, then enjoy what the edit to see what positivity we can all bring with the useless wooden toy.
‘Waiting For The Rains was a project that ran over eight or so months. A small group raised funding to allow the completion of the first skateboarding facility in a remote indigenous community known as Bidyadanga. It’s situated to the far north of Western Australia: one of the driest parts of the country. Seven of us took the journey from Sydney to Perth, then boarded a connecting flight to Broome and finally drove 2 hours to the community. Pass~Port’s Jack O’Grady, Callum Paul, Trent Evans put on a little demo for the kids accompanied by a BBQ lunch and an initiation session. The 4 days were documented by photographer Jake Mein, illustrator Marcus Dixon and film maker Izrayl Brinsdon. Their work can be found at the Pass~Port store and gallery, where it will be hanging until the end of September. Thanks to Pass~Port, Nike, KRCI and everyone else who made this happen.’
– Izrayl Brinsdon