PHOTO JOURNAL: Sam DeAngelis #9


Remz rider, and Psyko Clothing representative, Dave Lang and I met up a couple of weeks ago to shoot some photos and video before he left for California on January 8th. Lang recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and since then has been hired for freelance work in video production by SPIN Magazine, Ray Ban, New Castle Brown Ale, New Era, and much more. Dave is moving out to Woodward West in order to develop an exciting and ground-breaking video production program for Woodward’s new private Boarding School. Not only is Dave a talented artist, but he also recently placed third in the AIL World Championship and fifth in the Gladiator Contest in Nantes, France.

Dave and I worked on this shot for a good fifteen minutes in order to get the stunt just right. We were torn between grab or no-grab, which way he would land, and where I would be standing. Eventually, Dave came up with this body-contorting, one-footed Alley-Oop Wallride, and finished it off by landing forward; all while barely moving the upper half of his body. Dave’s immensely technical trick vocabulary and urge for perfection in styling makes him one of blading’s greatest up and coming talents. I shot this with two strobes off to the right. One behind and high to light Dave’s face, and the other to catch his back and illuminate the obstacle.

Dave Lang is the guy that will work his ass off and do everything he can to bring blading to the larger public eye. He is a devoted artist, blader, and all around good person to have around. If you see him, be sure to say “What’s up!” and get your camera ready… you might seriously regret it if you don’t!

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Craig - Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Dear Dave,

Don’t leave NYC. We’ll miss you too much

Ben Fredrikson - Friday, January 14th, 2011

This pic rocks! Its pretty trippy! Congrats on graduating school and keeping blading still alive

Michael Scott Peterson - Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Thats whats up Dave congrats, I think I might come out there for a session

je - Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Anyone else notice that his wallride foot looks like it’s facing forward because of the v-cut laces? It’s like MC Escher planned this photograph.