Patrick Lombardi at Drifters.
The essence of downhill is not speed, it is pushing yourself to that point of chaos but not getting out of control. Sliding but going the direction you want. Wheels breaking traction on an edge. Using your body to lean into defying gravity.
Max has used his lens to paint a scene we all can feel. Controlled chaos. Drifting. Gripping.
Put this print on your wall, walk towards it and you will feel the nerves of drifting on a big hill, the knot in your stomach, and the exhilaration when you run it out.
This is a first time release of Max Heaton photographs. It is limited, each photo will be printed 5 times. Max will authenticate each photo by hand with a number and year. You will get 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 or 5/5. When the fifth photo is sold, it is sold out.
Four photos a week will be released for four weeks. This is the first drop. Every photo is unique, see Max's insta for more backstory for each photograph.
What are you getting?
Each photo has been picked by Max as a standout from its series. It has been printed on quality A3 stock at a professional print laboratory. The size of the print is 297mm x 420mm. These have not been printed on Harry's dot matrix printer. It is a heavy grade of paper, similar to a printed photograph. It is shipped in a cardboard cylinder. Here is the process:
Radioactive isotopes representing every colour have been shot through the Large Hadron Collider. Sub atomic urethane fragments melted and rolled onto high quality photographic paper. 38 grad students were sacrificed and their longboards stolen to make sure this radioactive parchment was inspected by Professor Heaton. His assistants using smoke gloves rolled the print and encased it in cardboard and promptly scheduled delivery.
At 4:20pm, gently open your package, that is not a safety meeting you can smell, that is the crisp crackle of a perfect print.
Who is Max Heaton?
Professional photographer, downhill skateboarder and deeply connected to the community and events management. Max has travelled the World Cup circuit as a racer, an IDF representative and also as a photographer. His collection of photos is one of the best in the world.
All proceeds of this sale (excluding local taxes) go to the artist, Hopkin Skate takes no commission.