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TABLE TALK: Episode 2 – Pastras Chats with Geoff McFetridge

For this, our second installment of Monster Children’s Table Talk series, presented by Richer Poorer and hosted by yours truly, we feature prolific artist and good friend Geoff McFetridge. Besides being a hugely inspirational art world character, Geoff is a ripping skateboarder!! So we got in some slappies to prove it, and then had Geoff give us a one of a kind all-access tour though his studio, and through his very detailed process. Let's just say I will no longer feel comfortable buying my pre-mixed acrylic tubes at Blick. Geoff is a serious Scientist of Color! His work and process will blow you away, I know it did me. Thank you again Geoff for the access and for one of...

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Eastside LA with Pastras and buds for Richer Poorer

Christian Maalouf, Daniel Shimizu, Taylor Caruso, and myself grabbed a morning coffee in our neighborhood of Echo Park, and bombed the hill leading into Elysian Park, it’s quite a wake up! Trouble opening your eyes? Bomb a huge hill! It works. Then we headed to the stairs in the intro of the video. Little Echo Park history on those stairs, they lead up to the old estate of the silent film star W.C. Fields, an estate which later belonged to skate legend Christain Hosoi. I remember walking up them to skate Christians vert ramp w. Jason lee and Mark Gonzales in ’90-’91 when I first moved to California. In fact, the vert clips in Blind Skateboards “Video Days” were filmed...

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Pastras' Table Talk: Jason Lee - MonsterChildren.com

Episode 1 of the new Richer Poorer supported Monster Children series I'm hosting titled "Table Talk", is live now at monsterchildren.com. For the premiere episode, I was lucky enough to sit down with my best friend of over 25 years Jason Lee @akajlee to talk photography and more.  On the topic of Jason's photography, give his new film specific Insta community a follow @filmphotographic. Big thanks to J. Lee, MC and RP for helping make this series a reality.   - Chris Pastras

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Pastras & friends for Richer Poorer socks

The Spring 2015 Richer Poorer Athletics video and lookbook continues with the authentic vibe of skateboarding and lifestyle with our Athletics Club.  I gathered RP fam member Christian Maalouf, along with friends Daniel Shimizu and Justin Strubing to skate the streets of LA and Chinatown.This is pretty much my regular skate crew, and I always have a blast skating with these guys. Documenting the day were Mark Spencer, the talented mastermind that does the majority of our Stereo skateboards edits, and old friend Seu Trinh of Transworld Skateboarding fame.  We cruised a few classic spots in our hood…ending the day with Chinatown. I’ve been wanting to shoot something in Chinatown for years. Now I know why few have done it, the security is nuts! Pulling it off on a crowded Sunday...

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Backyard BBQ! Clint Peterson, Chris Pastras, Bones Legend Steve Saiz, Ssippi and friends

Join us as we break-in Clint and Ssippi's ( @EchoParkWoodshop ) new driveway quarter pipe for a President's Day session and BBQ. Stereo's Clint Peterson, Chris Pastras with friends Ssippi, Bones legend Steve Saiz, and friends!    Video by Matt Markus. Motion Graphics by Mark Spencer wwwStereoSoundAgency.comInstagram: @StereoSkateboards #StereoSince92@EchoParkWoodshop@ClintsCorner@AKADune@Ssippi@Saiz5412

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Stereophonic Sound Volume 25: Fynn, Hoffart, Greenwood, Dune & More

In Volume 25, we follow the Stereo team, including Tommy Fynn, Jordan Hoffart, Nate Greenwood, Chris “Dune” Pastras and more to a session at Diamond Skate Plaza in Los Angeles.  Then we hit the streets w. Field Agent Georgie Tsushima, Kevin Love, Ben Fisher, Yoshi Tanenbaum, and Jordan Hoffart.  We close out the episode with a schoolyard line from Pastras with a look at the new Robert Mars Classics series.  Enjoy! Filmed byDavid StoesselRyan LovellJames ParkAriel RomeroJosh KellyGeorgie TsushimaEric Guizzetti Edited by David Stoessel and Mark SpencerMotion Graphics by Mark SpencerProduced by Chris Pastras"Corniche"By Get the BlessingFrom the album "Lope and Antelope"2014, Naim Jazzhttp://www.theblessing.co.ukArtist: All SmilesAlbum: Winter Music SeriesWriter: Kirby James FairchildPublisher: MelonomadicLabel: Small Aisles"Two Days from Now"By The Animal...

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Stereophonic Sound: Volume 23 – Dune, Peterson, Shipman, Rodriguez & Yoshi

In Volume 23 of Stereophonic Sound we go “Diggin in the Crates” with an excerpt from Stereo’s 2008 Promo video “Agency Field Report” with Chris “Dune” Pastras, Clint Peterson, Carl Shipman & Matt Rodriguez. Next we follow Yoshi Tanenbaum to PA to skate the massive compound at Woodward East. Special Thanks to Woodward East, Dave Metty, Carl Shipman, Go Pro, and WeSC. To see the WeSCxSTEREO collab collection & to shop online go to WeSC.com. Yoshi at Woodward Filmed by: Ben Hatchell Edited by: David Stoessel “Agency Field Report” from the Stereo video archive, 2008 Music: Truth & Soul Records  https://truthandsoulrecords.com/ Additional Editing/Motion Graphics: Mark Spencer Produced by Chris Pastras Art Direction by Ron Rauto Song title: “Red Triangle” By The Bamboos From the album “4″...

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Pastras, Peterson & Friends – Richer Poorer

Filming & Editing by Mark SpencerStereo's Chris Pastras joined the sock/underwear brand Richer Poorer to help develop their Athletics/ skate line: "I want everything we do with RP to be authentic, that said, one of the first things I wanted to do was to get with the Stereo creative team, Ron Rauto and Mark Spencer, gather a group of our friends in RP socks, and show what a Sunday is like for us in Echo Park. We started the day with a morning coffee and a quarter pipe session at my pad. Meeting up with Stereo Pro Clint Peterson along with homies Christian Maalouf and Raymond Molinar to bomb some hills, slappy some curbs, and push through the streets was a...

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WeSC x Stereo

WeSC and Stereo have always been like family…so we’re really excited about this collaboration, and to help kick it off… we have launch parties in Stockholm, LA and New York….for more information about the collaboration and to shop online go to wesc.com.      

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