Acid Drop, an actual trick in the sport of skateboarding, is a multimedia series that began as a study of how the bottom of a skateboard deck becomes abstracted into anything but that with every rail that it grinds over. The photographs were then transformed into sneakers through a partnership with Vans. The sneakers are completely custom and extremely limited.
From a young age I was interested in action sports (skateboarding, snowboarding, and biking). When I was seven years old I broke my wrist while scootering and since that day I was forbidden from touching my bike, scooter, and skateboard. I began to fill my life with action sports in other ways: watching the X-Games or becoming obsessed with the Olympics. My role models were the 2000’s greatest riders: Tony Hawk, Louie Vito, and Shaun White. My adolescent life was spent yearning for the moment when I would be able to delve back into my forbidden love of action sports. That moment came while at the Venice Beach Skatepark, with the start of my senior thesis at Parsons School of Design quickly approaching, there was no better way to revisit my old love.