zephyr crew

Jay and I go back, way the fuck back. My First published photo was a full page subscription ad for SkateBoarder magazine. I took the photo when I was 14, Jay the belligerent “Radical Little Rat” was 15. Jay often rememberd it as his first published photo too – it actually wasn’t but he remembered it that way, which was always funny to me. It was very flattering. We were kids and we thought we knew everything, like most kids do. I found out about this pool near the Kenter Canyon School yard, borrowed a 35mm camera, invited Jay and PC to come and I’d take some photos. That’s where the documented history of Jay and I started. Over the years we would travel around the southern California basin to skate spots, parties and punk gigs. Jay was the youngest of the original Zephyr crew and I was a year and a month younger than him. I’ve witnessed some pretty incredible shit around him, both positive and negative, he was a wild one that’s for sure. 

Jay was no slouch, he often surprised me, and others, with his brilliance on and off his board. Even though he was one of the most out of control motherfuckers, he would do some wild shit, and then, could hit you with some science that would have you asking yourself, “Where the fuck did that come from?”. Although he didn’t always act that way, Jay was smart. He was no doubt one of my favorite all time subjects to shoot, he was an inspiration to me and countless others of his generation, and generations to follow. Jay Boy’s legacy and inspiration will forever be unparalleled in the art/sport of skateboarding. When you look at Jay you have to think of the personification of all the DogTown stories that Craig Stecyk wrote and all the DogTown photos that I took: All we were trying to do was capture Jay Adams’ essence. He was really fucked up crazy, and he was really incredibly great, all at the same time. For so many, he was the inspiration, he was the seed. He was one of the originators,

and he didn’t do any of it on purpose. He was as spontaneous as they come, and because of that he was one of the sport’s great revolutionaries.


Another Timeline to Consider if you are feeling down about the lack of Fitzsimmons...

Okay this is all @jessiecrimefighter who brought this to my attention.  While the Season has been going for months the last few episodes only took place over a few days!  


This was a busy day!   

  • Jemma looked at the Love Nest in the morning, got up to bad girl shenanigans with Daisy in the afternoon, and tangled with James after dinner.
  • Fitz was at Radcliffe’s all day with May.
  • Coulson and Jemma showed up that night to take them all home.  
  • Jemma said she had her lie detection the next day. 

Originally posted by stydiaislove

That brings us to 4x05  the next day

  • Fitz left to go on the mission to the prison after they fought that morning in the lab.. 
  • Prison went down in the afternoon.
  • As did Jemma’s lie detector

Originally posted by elivent

4x06 seems to be the next day as most everyone has a fresh set of clothes.

  • Fitz was still on the Zephyr with that mission crew searching for where Lucy had taken Eli/what they were up too.
  • Jemma was kidnapped at the start of that morning too. before Mace headed out to join the Zephyr team.
  • Fitz, Coulson and Robbie disappeared that afternoon

Originally posted by idecaesteckers

4x07 picked RIGHT up were 6 left off, no time had passed.

  • Fitz was gone Jemma was gone.  
  • That whole episode took place within a few hours.  
  • Both getting back by the end.

Originally posted by agentlukaofshield

4x08 again was a matter of hours after, they had to work fast to stop Eli

  • Like the other episodes 4x08 took place over the plan of a day at most.
  • The episode Nathansen going to pick up Radcliffe’s stuff and AIDA while everyone else was bonding at the base.

Originally posted by sssssssim

4x09 next morning tops.  Everyone has changed but they are still in clean up mode.

  • Mace and Quake are on the front page of the paper
  • Fitz is sent off with Radcliffe to get AIDA
  • Jemma heads off with Mace
  • Again everything taking place in a matter of hours. 

Originally posted by aosladies

Originally posted by daisyiris

So while it has been MONTHS for us it has been 3-4 days TOPS for them.  and considering how little time passed between 4-9 and what all has been going on Fitzsimmons haven’t had a chance to even really talk about everything yet.  

Going into 10 we have a new day and a chance for them to actually touch base with one another for longer than a few hours.  

I remember when my mom and I would go to this local DVD rental place and the owner loved us. Once the owner found out I was into skating, he recommended me all these Z-boys movies and once I watched I had never been so inspired. Jay Adams was my favorite of the Zephyr crew, having a wild, radical style. So glad I got to meet him before he passed away. Now he’s shredding the pools above. RIP Jay boy!