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Brian Caissie

About Brian Caissie

Do what you love to do" is a common phrase that's rarely accomplished. It takes a lot of hard work, but for Brian Caissie's skateboarding and snowboarding lifestyle, capturing both through photography became a natural pursuit. Born in Nova Scotia, at 18 he headed to the west coast of British Columbia in order to enjoy the mountains and the epic skate mecca of Vancouver. Working as Concrete Skateboarding magazine’s photo editor for 11 years and counting, Brian's 20 years of photography experience has also led images appearing in SBC Skateboard, The Skateboard Mag, Skateboarder, Color, Transworld and more, with ample catalogue and advertisement work for numerous companies in the industry.

SPOTS – RIP

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When it comes to skate boarding you cant win them all. Going back for one, two , or more tries to make the trick legitimate isn’t unheard of. The city of Vancouver is ever growing and with that said, spots come and go quite frequently. Some spots stay around for years while others last for just days. You just never know how long they will be around for. Read more

Surviving a Plane Crash! October 27th – 2011

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In our industry of sports and adventure, injuries are inevitable. It’s really how you deal with the injury that can effect your life. We all know someone that got hurt doing what they love and whether they were sponsored or not they had to retire or fade back from the scene. Read more

Skatehouse/Skatelife

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I don’t know about you but skateboarding alone isn’t nearly as much fun then when you’re with a crew. Having the gang or friends at the spot can really change the level of skating, and in some cases, life in general. As we get older and responsibilities come into our lives we begin to miss our youth. The days of living in a household with your homies and skating everyday can be golden memories. I’ve lived in many skate houses over the years, some with 13-15 people at a time. It’s loud, parties in abundance, and all day talks about skateboarding, what could be better when your young and looking to be a skate rat? The importance of friends and a skate crew can make you improve your skating in double time.

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WS Bluebox

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I’ve been playing guitar, mostly electric, since I was 11 years old. Every once in a while, I look for something new to try. It turns out that the very day that I looked at 3 string blues sticks at L&M would be the day I would hear about Cigar Box Guitars and Craig Williams. I knew I didn’t buy the blues stick for a reason! Craig was that reason! I ordered a box right way which turned into a budding musical friendship and inspired the following interview. Also note that 17000 of the Alan Lomax recordings are now available online.

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Resolutions Met

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There are many aspects to being a photographer that the viewer will be unable to see. For example, when taking photos for years on end, it’s difficult to makensure you’re staying organized. In short, this post is going to introduce everyone  to the general idea surrounding a new disorder that I recently discovered.

If your like me, staying true to your newyears resolutions and/or your desired level of productivity in work is pretty hard.  What I’ve come up with is a disorder called L.M.D (List Making Disorder). L.M.D. is defined as the ongoing obsession of making lists for everything, and keeping those said lists for ever. Think about it? Do you have L.M.D? Read more

SonReal Interview – By Dane Collison

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I first met Aaron, a.k.a SonReal, through skateboarding back in the early 2000’s.  We quickly became good friends. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him build a foundation with his music career and take it all the way to where he’s currently at. Sure, there might have been a few hiccups here and there, but lets just say that they come with the job. As an east coast-influenced artist that grew up in a small town, there’s a learning curve that goes beyond the music. SonReal has built up his confidence and, in turn shaped himself into the musician that he is today. Read more

A WORKING VACATION

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A “Working Vacation”, I’m sure we’ve all heard the term before. Without hesitation, I’m also pretty sure that everyone reading this post could identify someone in his or her network that needs a vacation from their regular 9-5 grind. If done properly, taking time off can actually be quite beneficial to your relationships, your creativity, and most importantly, yourself………………….

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2011 CONNECT THE DOTS – BEACH BLASTIN

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Waiting and anticipating is a thing of the past these days, and people’s patience grows shorter and shorter by the minute. This can be a good thing with the growth of the internet when organizing a certain event. Trying to organize a country to have a video contest would have been very difficult a few years ago, especially when it comes to the mass population viewing the winning entries.

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