Jeff Gonzales, Freesurf Skater for Element takes on Singapore

Keeping with Singapore's discipline,  the streets are not bombarded with renegade skaters.  Why??  Probably because for such a small island dubbed "the cleanest on earth",  they take care of their youth by providing, with what I've experienced... "The best collection of skate parks, anywhere..."

Another reason, why after you get past the high cost of living,  Singapore becomes a very attractive place to live.

Happy Skating.

Where concrete jungle meets the urban excellence.  Jeff Gonzales Stalefish-ing at the Somerset skatepark along famed Orchard Rd. in Singapore. Click on the image for higher resolution.

Image shot 4-Star JPEG with Pentax K5, Pentax DA 10-17, Pentax AF 540FGZ in HSS mode. 1/800, f6.3, ISO1000 Processed in-camera using Baseline adjustments for contrast, matted 
and washed with the Retro filter.

©2011 Mark Dimalanta Photo

Pentax K5 and Korn, Live in Manila August 10, 2011

Things happen swiftly in Asia, things come and go in an instance.  A friend of mine gave me a heads up that some of the boys from my hometown of Huntington Beach were coming to Manila for a one day stop on their Asian Tour. Wes Geer the touring guitarist for Korn (and co-founder, guitarist of Hed PE) sent me a msg from Korea wanting to surf the Philippines on their day off. With only a narrow window and lack of swell, we put the surf trip on hold and geared up for the show. 

At the last minute, I offered to shoot for the band and we made it happen. All images shot with the Pentax K5 and DA* 16-50 f2.8 and DA* 50-135 f2.8. Iso ranged from 1600-4000

Aloha Media Manager Mark Dimo and Korn's Touring Guitarist Wes Geer (co-founder of Hed PE)



Jon Davis

Ray Luzier

Wes Geer

All Images ©2011 Mark Dimalanta Photo