Saturday, December 27, 2008

7 days day 7 "The finer things"

Another 7 days has come and gone. I am still playing with the new Canon 5d mark ii. This shot was taken in very low light. The 5dm2 is an incredible camera... the grain is not too distracting ever at iso 6400! Here I am enjoying a moment to read my Christmas gift "Skate And Destroy... the first 25 years of Thrasher Magazine".

7 Days day 6

The new Canon 5d mark ii is working out great. Here is a shot of two special girls in my life. This was my Christmas Day self portrait. If you look very closely you can see my reflection in their eyes!

7 days day 5

I just got a new camera and I am loving it! Upon opening the box I clicked off a few pics on auto, I tried to take pictures with poor set up such as... into windows like the one behind me. This photo is a little out of focus but I still love the results I am getting from this camera. Here I am spinning with the camera.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

7 days day 4 "The rat king strikes again"

The other night my wife turned the TV on to PBS. The Nutcracker suite was being performed by the San francisco ballet. Now I am not into the nutcracker and I am not into ballet but the production was amazing. If I ever get the chance to take my wife to see that in SF I will! Here is day 4 of the winter 7 days photos. The sinister rat king is about to off the nutcracker. Bawa HAHAHA!

7 Days Day 3 "Man vs. snow-tree-light

"Man vs. snow-tree-light" Long exposure under tree and streetlight. I am thankful that that snow did not fall off the tree, down my neck!

Winter "7 Days" so far

We are doing the winter "7 Days" photo group. I have participated in day 1,3 and 4. I missed day 2. I have been super busy trying to get my new business off the ground. Severance pay from the day job wont last forever. Here is day 1, "Nothing is cool". Double exposure with led words.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snow Way

Well it finely feels like winter here in the desert west. The weather man is saying snow and more snow for the better part of the week. Looks like its time to dust off the old shred sled for some Colorado stoke! See ya on the slopes!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hello Camera

D,K and B. Chill. I love my kids!
Last summer I bought a remote (on ebay) for my Nikon. I finely dug it out tonight to shoot a few pics (concealed in right hand). At under $10 the simple, single button gadget has already paid for itself. I can use it next summer for Skateboarding self portraits! Let the narcissism commence!

wordless at 1600 iso

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Break out the party poppers and strike up the band! We have a failure! Ever since I did my LED drummer last fall I have wanted to do an LED skater. Tonight I set out to accomplish the goal. I wanted a full fledge LED art skater drawn in mid flight over the deck of my beloved mini ramp. Well... I failed... yes the results are not even close to my expectations. I decided to post anyway. I am actually very happy. I believe failure is vitally important ingredient in progress. I believe we are to celebrate our failure and realize that it is the foundation for success. So here are my best failed pics from my art shoot tonight. Failed yet fun... and I learned a lot about movement. It is hard to draw, even harder to draw when you can not see! Further, Transitions are made for riding NOT standing upon! Skate it or GO HOME!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Say You Will

I have been dragging my heals on posting my new song. It's not finished. I am trying to post a new song every week. As you know it has been a couple of weeks since my last song post so I have a little catching up to do.

Todays song is called "Say you will". "Say you will" reflects upon disagreement between humans. There is a tendency in all of us to get stuck on one perspective view then defend our stance to diminishing and dangerous returns. I wonder at times if people in general posses the ability to change their perspective. We have also been watching "Lost". To me "Lost" communicates a clear message; "He who is most fearful is most dangerous". Ah but I digress. "Say you will" was inspired by bits and pieces of different events of the past, some involving me I suppose. The underlying desire of the song is that people would refuse fear and learn to understand and accept each other. Maybe a game of musical shoes in in order.
LINK TO SONG "Say you will"

6000 words worth

I put out the word to our extended friends and family that I am running a holiday special. eh-em! By the way... I am running a holiday special, $50 gets you a disc full of digital fun. Matt and Heather jumped at the chance to let me shutter bug.... they were scared so they jumped! Matt is a Sci-fi nut and computer wiz, Heather is an aspiring writer and can get us a discount at Best Buy! They are very imaginative and animated! We had a fun shoot. I must say I was hoping they would show up dressed as Henry the eighth and Cleopatra but they were in a conservative mood due to a long work schedule in retail hell. Thanks Matt and Heather! I hope you enjoy the pics and have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Turkey shoot 08 (not really)

Ok so it wasn't on Thanksgiving and my friends Seth, Carrie and Hannah are not turkeys. They have been known to be hams at times however. We had a fun time shooting some pics down on main street last night. I dragged one of my studio lights down there and poached some electricity off of the city! Here are a few shots to tell the story. All photos ©kvon 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Song of the week vol. 01 112508

I am perpetually writing songs. Day and night. I never stop. For a while now I have desired to post my rough drafts here so that friends and family can hear my progress.

When you are passionate about something, You have to be committed, diligently working, progressing, never stopping. You have to take the risk, to show someone your creation. Art is meant to be shared. So without further ado here is the current rough draft of my song titled "Lets Go".

PLAY Kevs song titled: "Lets Go"

Click on the above link. A window should open and the song should play. If the song does not play then you may have to save the song to your desktop and play it from your mp3 player. Feel free to keep a copy of this song for your own personal listening pleasure. You are welcome to share my song with others but Please do not sell copies or steal my ideas! :) "Lets Go" ©2008 Kevin Decker

Sunday, November 23, 2008

191 mini ramp. 1988?

In the late 80's I built a mini in my back yard. I had no experience with ramp construction and I had no plan. I started screwing wood together and ended up with something that very loosly resembeled a half pipe. It was four feet tall, twelve feet wide and had uber tight transitions. It went almost to vert in just four feet. It was a challange to ride but I loved that ramp. I skated it every day!

If you are searching for impressive skate footage then keep looking, you wont find it here. What you will see is an authentic 80's afternoon of skating my back yard creation! Fasten your seat belt, we are about to go back in time!

191 Thompson Vintage K from kvon on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What's on your Pandora Radio? may be my most enjoyed web find of 2008. If you don't use pandora then I highly recomend you check it out. You can make your own radio stations easliy and quickly. My current top five radio stations are:
1. Morcheeba
2. Duran Duran
3. Ulrich Schnauss
4. Thievery Corporation
5. General Midi

I highly recomend that you try these when you are ready to chill, groove style!

What are YOUR top five stations and why?

Monday, November 10, 2008

little help from my friends

It's almost Grand Opening time for "The Recording Studio". "The Recording Studio" is the name of my new studio on main street. Yes, I decided to go with a name that was hyper conceptual and obscure. Now I humbly call on the talents of my friends and family... Lend me your advice and perspective regarding my new T-shirt design. Have a look at some of my design concepts and let me know what you think!

All design and content herein ©kvon 2008