Posts Tagged ‘Dominik Wagner’

Dominik Wagner Wasteland Photo Book

August 23, 2013

View Wasteland here. “Life in New York is not easy. The rents are high. If there are jobs, they are often poorly paid. The personal space is very limited and generally the city starts off the bright lights in their lanes slow to rot. But nowhere else in the world seems to be the rollerblading scene that has often been declared dead, so to be alive as here. Their traces are everywhere to read: waxed stone edges, roll marks on the walls – the architecture of the city is misused. For this reason skating is illegal, or at least undesirable in most places, resulting in a constant cat-and-mouse game with the Securities. But the golden age of the nineties, where the sport was large, are over. Rollerblading is now underground.

Nevertheless, the skaters can be found daily on the road together. They come from all walks of life and from all parts of the city. It combines the desire to escape from the bland, standardized or hard everyday. Each “session” is a nocturnal adventure. The search for new skateable locations begins anew each day. Each new trick is a more personal limit exceeded.

Many of those who have grown up in the ghettos of the Bronx or Brooklyn, say they would not skating, they were probably part of a gang or dead

It’s not about rich or famous to be the best, but rather to look at the world from a different perspective. The point is to use urban space differently, to test their own limits and to share this with other like-minded people.

Wasteland is a portrait of a forgotten subculture” – Dominik Wagner. Translated by Google. View Wasteland here.


Everything is Purple

February 21, 2012

“Leftovers from a rainy night session. Skating what we could while getting kicked out and waiting for spots to dry” – Tom Brews. Featuring in order of appearance: Damian Michalski, Sebastian Michalski, Dominik Wagner, James Perez, and Nigel HoSang. Youtube link after the jump. Filmed/Edited by: Tom Brews.

The Blackjack Project

December 16, 2011

Featuring Bart Laubsch, Patrick Ridder, Chris Berg, Dominik Wagner, Dave Benski, Gabriel Hyden, and Marc Moreno.

Dominik Wagner WRS “Uploaded” Entry

December 5, 2011

Filmer(s): Mike V, Nigel Hosang, Dave Irvine, Shawn Engler. Editor: Dominik Wagner.

Dominik Wagner NYC Photograhy Book + ODNY Interview

June 21, 2011

I Roll NY gave a sneak peak into Dominik Wagner’s NYC based photography book, Wasteland, in it’s previous online interview and now Dominik has released it online for all to see. Wasteland features photos from Wagner’s stay here in NYC and includes local skaters such as Shardy Nieves, Franco Cammayo, James Perez and many more. View Wasteland here. “The name Wasteland came up in my mind one day during my trip, I was sitting in the car and it was moving super fast, everything was passing by like a movie. Damaged cars, broken houses, and graffiti everywhere. I started to feel like this is such a wasteland! No disrespect to where I was staying, the great thing about the title it self is that it’s very open to interpretation. At the time being, that’s just the feeling that the title evoked. NYC has so many great places to skate” – Dominik Wagner.

ODNY talked with Wagner and discussed his photography work as well as the gallery opening for Wasteland “From skating road rash, rolling “cleanliness”, and eclectic personalities, these photos capture it all. These lifestyle shots of skating and everyday routines, really come to light through D-wags photography by setting the tone and bringing forth composition and texture to give you a sense of the daily culture and characters that are part of our scene. Dominik was awesome enough to talk about his latest project with us. This book marks Dom’s graduation from Lette-Verein Berlin where he is now certified as a photodesigner” – ODNY. View the interview and more photos from Wasteland on ODNY.

Spring 2011 NYC

June 1, 2011

Featuring Dominik Wagner, Ramelle Knight, Nigel HoSang, Shardy Nieves, Gregory Sturino, Carly Sanchez, and more. Edited by Shardy Nieves.

Dominik Wagner I Roll NY Interview

May 26, 2011

German Remz pro Domink Wagner came down to New York City and spent three weeks here joining in on our local blade scene. He got to skate with us, hang out with us, and even live with one of our local photographers Shardy Nieves. I was able to meet up with Dominik and ask him some questions about his stay here along with the revival of the Chimera wheel company and his thoughts on the phrase “Euro Chucker.” Check out the I Roll NY Dominik Wagner interview here. Thanks to Shardy Nieves, Sam DeAngelis, and Adonis Taylor for providing the photos.

NYC Edit Featuring Dominik Wagner and Many More

May 18, 2011

Featuring Alex Ryerson, Anddy Feliciano, James Perez, Ryan Many, Tim Franken, Hector Gonzalez, Val Vera, Cesar Macay, Ruben Lopez, Steven Perez, Henry Pulido, Julian Duque, James Macay, and Dominik Wagner.

Franco Cammayo & Dominik Wagner Shields Edit

May 5, 2011

“On a rainy Tuesday night in April, I dropped my plans and headed south to skate a quick session with Franco Cammayo and Dominik Wagner at Shields Skatepark in Flemington, NJ. Dominik had spent several weeks of April in NYC to work on the second installment to his published photography book titled Forever Now” – Sam DeAngelis.

Spring Break Pier 25 Competition Edit

April 15, 2011

“On April 9th, Hyper Mike held a competition at the Pier 25 skate park in Manhattan. The turnout for this battle style/jam session competition was great. Skaters from all over the Tri-State and NYC came out to watch the one on one battles and session the park. Among these bladers were Franco Cammayo, Hector “Tato” Gonzalez and special guest Dominik Wagner who came out to experience the NYC skate scene in full effect. Enjoy this edit by Sam DeAngelis and stay tuned for more competitions from all Spring/Summer long!” – Sam DeAngelis. See more photos from the competition on Be-Mag.