Monday, April 30, 2012

Necessities - Brian G.


Here are his items:

1. OG Nike Air Burst, 1995
2. Keys
3. 35mm film
4. Pentax ME Super 35mm camera, Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 lens
5. Minolta X-570 35mm camera, Sigma 24mm f/2.8 lens
6. Coupon/ID holder
7. Prescription eyewear
8. Wireless communication device 
9. Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 Zoom lens

"I am in San Antonio, TX, a thousand miles from my home in Denver, CO, and these are the everyday essentials I decided were necessities for my trip.  The OG Bursts (with full length zoom units under the insoles) exhibit some great qualities that I appreciate in life.  They are visually stunning with a dual color bubble and contrasting black mesh and white leather upper, they've defied the odds and held up strong under pressure after 17 years, and best of all, they were dirt cheap at about $18.  Aside from a comfortable pair of kicks, my daily adventures on my trip are accompanied by the very basics.  I carry a wallet with identification and other items (papers, business papers...), my p.o.s. "smart" phone which usually doubles as my music device, my prescription sunglasses for eye concealment/vision enhancement, a couple of 35mm cameras and some film (and my keys for when it's time to go home).  I like to photograph colorful subjects and natural environments with film, it's a hobby and a way to challenge my creativity, and it's something I can do virtually anywhere as long as I have a camera. The lenses I brought give me the ability to capture a variety of shots from wide landscapes and buildings to far away fauna and flora, to the comfort of the 50mm which can be used for anything from close-ups, portraits and street scenes to land and cityscapes.  The only thing missing in this picture is a pair of in-ear headphones, as I usually have a soundtrack while on an adventure in a place like San Antonio, TX." - Brian G.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Necessities - JD Beltran

Photobucket Here are his items:

1. Nike Dunk SB Low "What The Dunk"
2. Kit Kat Bar
3. adidas Soccer Ball
4. Motorola Droid Bionic
5. Coach Wallet
6. Nissan Altima Keys and Pigeon Dunk Keychain
7. Chopsticks
8. Rosary
9. Assorted Meaningful Bracelets

"Simple would be the best way to describe my necessities, which in turn reflect who I am. I actually had a hard time thinking of what "necessities" I have. To start off, I am a Nike SB collector first and foremost, so more than likely you will always see me wearing a pair of SB Dunks. I am a HUGE lover of all candy, but the one I find myself enjoying most often would definitely be a Kit Kat bar. The soccer ball stays in my car's trunk at all times. Being a die-hard soccer fan and a former high school player, I keep the ball in case any opportunity arises to play a quick match. My phone rarely ever leaves my sight, I do almost everything from my phone so it was a definite necessity. Obviously my wallet is a necessity, without it I would be driving illegally as it houses my Driver's License. Also, it's helpful when paying for things since my debit card is in there as well. Next, we have my car keys. That poor car has been through hell and back with me. Thankfully it is incredibly fuel efficient, otherwise the drive home from Baylor EVERY single weekend would've been rough on my wallet. Chopsticks help me eat sushi, and I love sushi more than anyone you know. My rosary is probably my most important necessity after my bracelets. You will never see me without this on. Finally, we have my bracelets. I have 12 bracelets that never come off no matter what. They all have meaning to them, they are not just accessories, they are literally a part of me. If I am ever seen without my rosary I guarantee I will have all 12 bracelets on." - JD Beltran

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sneaks Up 6 Out-O-Town Profile - Andrew Watts


Whats your name? Andrew Watts / Cleveland222 & AirBurst222 on the forums

Where are you from? Cleveland

How long have you been collecting? I've been into sneakers my whole life. My first memory of it was begging my dad to buy me the Jordan IV's when they first came out. It was a tough sell, but I got em.

What is your main focus on in the sneaker world? Particular brand, model or type? I've been all over in my collecting....SB's, PE's, Jordans, but mainly I focus on runners now, Air Max and New Balance mainly, though I have appreciation for anything quality.

How did you hear about Sneaks Up? I'm lucky enough to be a part of a great group called The AmFam, and a few of the guys put Sneaks Up together. They're like family, and it's an annual trip now to support great people putting on a sneaker celebration for the right reasons.

 So you will be attending this year, what gems will make the trip with you? Yes, I will be there. I'm bringing some older Air Maxes for The AmFam table and displaying to help promote our event, Cleveland's Got Sole on June 24th.

Will you have a table at Sneaks Up? Yes.

Who are you looking forward to meeting this year at Sneaks Up? A lot of friends who I've met through the hobby, from all over the country, but mainly the legendary customizer Jake of Dank Customs......his shit is that of legends.

What are you most looking forward to seeing this year at Sneaks Up? The taco truck, the DJ's, some amazing collections and above all else, great people.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

JD Beltran's City Series Dunk SBs video

My good friend JD completed the ever elusive Dunk SB City Series recently. I had the pleasure of shooting this video for his youtube channel. Stay tuned for detailed shots in the next few days and also dont forget to rate, comment, and subscribe @ JayDeeBeeze.

Got a blender for Easter!!!! THANKS MOM!!!