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Episode 031: Tim Leighton Boyce / @readanddestroy

More classic TLB pics from the @readanddestroy pics.

New Year’s Day 1987, Boxhill, Surrey – Farnborough locals go snowboarding. Originally printed in the February 1987 edition of BMX Action Bike:
‘RADNESS. WE FROZE. Kent ground to a halt. The Farnborough locals kept on ripping. Snowboards are a Farnborough skaters speciality: some of them are home made, and some of them are the real (Burton) thing kept for bedroom posing and annual skiing trips. They were all out in heavy duty action last month. Game over for the Boxhill Ski Posers club.’
📷: Tim Leighton Boyce / @readanddestroy archive
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Episode 031 – Tim Leighton Boyce / @readanddestroy

Another of Tim’s favourite shots from the @readanddestroy archive.
Simon Evans, 1990. “I’m very fond of this picture of Simon Evans just skating along at the Shell Centre. The fact that it’s Simon and that he’d decided to bring me a drink is a happy personal memory too. But it’s a me-as-photographer and me-as-person picture, it’s not really a skater’s one”.
📷: TLB / @readanddestroy archive.
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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 Im not sure I fully appreciated it at the time. I think Sean Goff ran 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”.

Hear the full interview – link in bio

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”.