Homie to skateboarders everywhere, Vans’ namesake and generally the best dude to walk the earth, Steve Van Doren, won this year's Transworld Eric Stricker Award. Here’s the piece TWS did on him in the latest issue.
It’s been almost 2 years since I last skated with Chris Ray. We had a good time together and out of all the photos I shot today this one is my favorite.
Eric Stricker was an editor and overall amazing person at Transworld. I got to know him pretty well when I interned there back in 2008. He was one of those people who you become instant friends with. I remember showing him photos hoping they would get used in the magazine and then later that night be skating some red curbs with him talking about life. It’s been over a year since he passed and I love to see people like Chris Ray who never let him out of their sight and mind.