C.R. Stecyk III
Recently came across the Vice Sports special about C.R. (Craig) Stecyk III. I was immediately intruiged and blown away by this legend in the worlds of skateboarding, surfing and art. Stoked to write about him here and let you get to know him as well!
C. R. Stecyk III was one of the founders of the innovative Zephyr atelier and is known now as a filmmaker, photographer, artist and writer. He is a widely acknowledged as a major influence within the genres of graffiti and street art. He has participated in more than 300(!) international exhibitions and his work is included in a number of public collections. A surfboard shaped and painted by Stecyk resides in the permanent archive of the Smithsonian. He was also a writer and production designer on the Sundance award-winning documentary film Dogtown and Z-Boys.
On the left you can see a glimpse of his work. Some early photography, his Faith, Hope and Charity installation and his short film FIN. Stecyk keeps inventing on the go, just like you do in skateboarding. He already has painted road kill bronze, so keep your eye out on this living legend, because it's always interesting what happens in this man's head and what this results to!