How does skateboarding influence your work or the way you work?
Stefan Khoo, photographer You bring into it the psyche and the attitude. It takes a lot of courage to jump down a flight of stairs on a speeding piece of wood on four wheels, and I try to keep that sort of brashness and rebelliousness in the way I work. The spirit of being wild and free, and just going for it.
Yong Ng, founder of Somewhere Else Firstly, it’s the friends I’ve made—many of them are resilient and so creative. Their energy has been very infectious. Beyond that, skateboarding requires a lot of tenacity to do well, it’s a lot more falling than succeeding and that has helped me build character and has found its way into the work. Lastly, it’s the anti-status quo spirit that’s innate in skateboarding; it’s an energy that helps inform my pursuit.