PHOTO JOURNAL: Angelo Ferrer #3
Brian Scott, known to his friends as Cozmik, is a new school skater with less than six years under his belt. His skills, however, are superb, and versatile to the point that many of his friends are amazed by how quickly he has managed climb up the ranks in NYC. With a very humble personality and a constant smile on his face, he is one of the first to come to mind when thinking about up-and-comers in our skate scene. Now, New York City can be a very big place, which makes it hard to meet up with skaters from the other side of the city, and after a couple months of planning we were able to meet up in Manhattan for a photo shoot. The challenge for me was that I had to find a spot that has not been covered lately in order to stay diverse in terms of the skate spots that I shoot. My first instinct was to think of a spot that you would normally find skateboarders at; that’s when I came up with this highway divider spot. This spot is famous for being featured in skateboard ads and videos as a challenging yet interesting obstacle. When we arrived, of course, we found a couple of skateboarders sessioning it. When Cozmik got started, it was as if they were surprised that a rollerblader could hit the ledge after using the little make-shift bank that was attached to the divider. During the weeks before this photo my flashes kept breaking, but I was fortunate enough to have received three Sunpak 544 flashes the night before. I was more than stoked to have a chance to light things up a bit, and set up a nice shot while Cozmik waxed the ledge. It was literally within the first minute of the photo shoot that Cozmik laced a Truespin Topside Pornstar on the ledge with a 270 out. With the cheers of the skateboards when he landed it, I was sure that this would make a great photo. I can’t usually be too sure of whether a shot is good or bad, but something felt right about this shot the second I took it. With that we packed up before our time was spent, and went to get more shots. — Angelo Ferrer
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we have truly lost a great indiviual today , on behalf of everyone in nyc R.I.P BRIAN your skating was a talent we all wish we could have had but your personality and kindness as a person was somthing we all will never forget,
R.I.P 2 my lil bro brian aka cozmik…. u where the best always skatin mad ull always b in my heart … we was chillin yesterday …. said what up 2 u in the mornin…. u always happy…R.I.P..ull never b 4gotten….. u still my son my lil. Guyanese brother…..ull always b wit us….got nothin but love 4 u XOXOXO…
Rest In Peace Brian.