Peter Watkins, bro

Peter Watkins, Auburn, CA

This fogged photo is from a trip to Sacramento with the Ozone Skate shop crew. On our way home we stopped in Auburn after skating Grass Valley park. I straddled this wall with another ‘bro with a camera’ for a few while Peter tried this yank.

The print was made at Transworld while I was working in the old darkroom.

Peter's Automatic Cover!

Little did Peter know that he would be getting paid to yank one day. This Photo also graced the cover of our favorite free rag, Automatic Magazine.

That road trip, we skated the bank to barrier in Sacramento Cardiel skates at the beginning of his ‘Cash, Money, Vagrant’ part, we went to a masquerade party with naked masked people hanging out and we skated with a dude whose name rhymes with Taco. Taco socked a harmless kid in the eye for getting in his flyout line at the skatepark. Matt smoked weed for the first time. Peter 360 flip lipped the rail at Davis, we skated the Vagabond pool in Fresno, and no one got any chicks despite our best efforts…it was a good trip.

Peter’s part from the Ozone shop video, Nothing Shocking

Peter yanking one off a wall by the river in Portland.

This yank was in a Transworld article about working class AM’s in skateboarding. Shortly after the article came out Peter had a pro board for Black Label. Snakes! Congratulations!

Peter and I have skated so much over the past 10 years. Here are a few extra photos to look at. Some were published, some sat in my hard drive until now. More to come as soon as I decide I want to make animated gifs out of all of the sequences sitting in the Watkins file.


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