Vans worked with Canadian boutique Livestock for a series of photo tees. Entitled “Painted,” the photographs by Kenta Goto represent a series of textures familiar to anyone who’s ever picked up a skateboard.
“The world looks quite differently through a skateboarder’s eyes. A set of stairs are not just for walking up and down, ledges and planters aren’t just architectural containers and displays for greenery, railings are not just for holding on to….. This series of photographs takes the idea of how skateboarders see and use urban structures and “paint” the city with their skateboards. Skaters mark up and wear out these structures and continue to reshape and add colour to our cities.”
Have a look at all three “Painted” images after the click.