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Slovenian skateboarding through the eyes of Jaka Banik

26 OCT 2009 | Posted By: Luke

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Slovenian skateboarding through the eyes of Jaka Banik

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For most, skateboarding is probably one of the last things that might come  to mind when you think of the small central European country of Slovenia. That is of course unless you are Jaka Babnik. Not only did he complete his history degree with a paper on the History of Slovenian skateboarding and his sociology degree (the dude's a bit of a genius) with a paper on Skateboard as an unique medium of experiencing city spaces, he's also one of the great documenters of the subculture through both static and moving image. He was the photo editor for Slovenian-Croatian skate mag Pendrek for 8 years and a director of several skate films... his eye is well in tune with the local scene.

His images are as technical as they are artistic and he brings a unique perspective and approach to skate photography. What also strikes me about his work is how totally rad Slovenia looks to street skate in, so many interesting banks and creative concrete to let loose on.

Anyways some samples of his images are pictured to the right of this post and for mroe information and examples of his work please visit www.jakababnik.com
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There are "6" comment(s) on "Slovenian skateboarding through the eyes of Jaka Banik"

Respect Katie
Looks amazing. Eastern Euros do it better.
Katie  -  4 years ago
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Respect Jamie
Awesome.
Jamie  -  4 years ago
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Senior Member jinx87
they have some sweet spots to skate!
jinx87  -  4 years ago
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New Lounger baxterdefaoite
Radical. Some of these shot like the wall ride and ole zebra stripes are sweet.
baxterdefaoite  -  4 years ago
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New Lounger 31194CD5
Love the photo with the shadow and skater rolling through. EPIX!
31194CD5  -  4 years ago
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Member joen92
I wanna be sckateer!
joen92  -  4 years ago
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