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Episode 031 – Tim Leighton Boyce / @readanddestroy
@tompenny, 1991 – another of Tim’s favourite shots from the @readanddestroy archive.
TLB: “Tom was amazing, although I’m not sure I fully appreciated it at the time. I think Sean Goff rang up and said ‘You’ve got to come down to Oxford to take pictures of this kid. So I went to this ramp down the road from SS20 and took some picture of him and his mate. And it was clear that this was somebody astonishingly rad”. 📷: TLB / @readanddestroy archive
Hear the full interview – link in bio

Massive response to episode 031 with the great Tim Leighton Boyce over the last few days. Bit thanks to everybody who has listened, commented, shared or been in touch to let me know how much they enjoyed it. And of course huge thanks to Tim and Dan from @readanddestroy for all the help.
Over the next couple of days I’ll be posting a couple of Tim’s favourite pics from the @readanddestroy archive with his own captions, enjoy!

“This shot was from a session with the Dead Cow crew that made the cover. I like it on technical grounds. It was so much closer than I would normally go. Way much more involving than normal. I remember that I stooped down a lot to get extra depth of field even on a fish-eye.

The first rule of skate photography (often ignored in vert comps in those days) was ‘do not cause injuries’. So I’m surprised that I got this close with someone not familiar with having cameras poked at them. But on the other hand I’m delighted that not only was it one of those ‘out there’ locals featured on the cover, but that it was one of the local skaters and not a visiting pro. All in all, it was a very me type picture. So — probably not a skater’s one either”.

Massive response to episode 031 with the great Tim Leighton Boyce over the last few days. Huge thanks to everybody who has listened, commented, shared or been in touch to let me know how much they enjoyed it. And of course huge thanks to Tim and Dan from @readanddestroy for all the help, and to the boys at @sidewalkmag for helping to spread the word.
Over the next couple of days I’ll be posting a couple of Tim’s favourite pics from the @readanddestroy archive with his own captions, enjoy! “This shot was from a session with the Dead Cow crew that made the cover. I like it on technical grounds. It was so much closer than I would normally go. Way much more involving than normal. I remember that I stooped down a lot to get extra depth of field even on a fish-eye.
The first rule of skate photography (often ignored in vert comps in those days) was ‘do not cause injuries’. So I’m surprised that I got this close with someone not familiar with having cameras poked at them. But on the other hand I’m delighted that not only was it one of those ‘out there’ locals featured on the cover, but that it was one of the local skaters and not a visiting pro. All in all, it was a very me type picture. So — probably not a skater’s one either”.

@sbutler66 Awesome, will have a look. And thanks for listening all the way to the end! Ha ha

Episode 031 – Tim Leighton Boyce / @readanddestroy
My guest this week might not have the profile of some other @WeLookSideways alumni but to me he is equally important in the grand scheme of things.
During the 80s and 90s Tim was the main driving force behind the legendary R.A.D magazine, the much-loved UK skateboarding mag that did so much to support UK skateboarding and skate culture during a critical time in the scene’s development on these shores.
During its heyday, R.A.D was a window onto a world that at the time was a genuine subculture, and it’s really impossible to overstate its importance to a generation of UK board-riders. You can see this from the popularity of the @readanddestroy Instagram account which is doing a brilliant job of shining a light on this specific moment in skateboarding history.
I chatted to Tim about those years, about exactly how he created one of the UK’s most important and best loved skate mags and much more.
You know what to do ☝️👀

Episode 031 – Tim Leighton Boyce / @readanddestroy
My guest this week might not have the profile of some other @WeLookSideways alumni but to me he is equally important in the grand scheme of things.
During the 80s and 90s Tim was the main driving force behind the legendary R.A.D magazine, the much-loved UK skateboarding mag that did so much to support UK skateboarding and skate culture during a critical time in the scene’s development on these shores.
During its heyday, R.A.D was a window onto a world that at the time was a genuine subculture, and it’s really impossible to overstate its importance to a generation of UK board-riders. You can see this from the popularity of the @readanddestroy Instagram account which is doing a brilliant job of shining a light on this specific moment in skateboarding history.
I chatted to Tim about those years, about exactly how he created one of the UK’s most important and best loved skate mags and much more.
You know what to do ☝️👀