Epicly Later’d // Spike Jonze & Archive Photos // September 2017

Don’t miss this latest episode of Epicly Later’d!!

He may be more well known for his remarkably creative skateboarding, music video, and Hollywood related endeavors, but Spike Jonze was a BMXer.  I think the word they used back then was “dual,”  meaning to both bike and skate.  Nevertheless, his contributions to freestyle in the late 80s and early 90s were a big part of why BMX Action, Freestylin’, and GO looked so incredible during those years. Check out the video and click below to see a few of our favorite photos taken by (and taken of) Spike.

Spike Jonze // Nick Phillip inspired BS Boneless // 1988?

Spike Jonze //  2-Hip MTS // 1991 – Spike entered Expert at every 2-Hip contest this year, and I think either he or Ruben Castillo may have won the Am title for 91.  Does anyone out there remember?  Is this thing on?  Delaware, are you still there?


Mike Dominguez // Fullpipe Fakie // November 1988 Freestylin' // Photo Spike Jonze

Mike Dominguez // Fullpipe Fakie // Freestylin’ November 1988

Mat Hoffman // Candy-Can on that white PK Ripper // Colorado Springs 2-Hip King of Vert // 1989

Ron W // shot by Spike for Go // 2-Hip KOV , Thrasherland, AZ // 1990?

Tim “Fuzzy” Hall // Vision Street Wear ad –  “Fuzzy in Yarn” // 1988  (Editors Note: the Funk Pelts T-shirt…If you didn’t know, this was Freestylin’ alum and Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine’s t-shirt company.  Spike and Jeff grew up in the same area and also went to the same high school)

It’s amazing just how many people have shot photos – of Spike shooting photos // Blyther // Topside 1 footed hip-hanger // 1988?

Brett Hernandez’s flatland zeal still makes me want to go ride.  The colors and framing in this picture are awesome!

Mark Lewman – Rolling Nightmare // Nominee for Best Bike Test Photo // 1988

Blyther // Composition, Kneesavers & Life’s a Beach Shorts // Dominguez’s Ramp // 1988

Natas Kaupas // bs tailslide & a perfect strobe sequence // In the true spirit of Freestylin’, I had to throw in a couple of my favorite skate photos Spike has taken.

Mark Gonzales // Tijuana Skatepark // 1990?

Blyther // Full-Pipe at Eleven // 1988

Eddie Roman // San Diego, CA // 1988

Joe // Johnson & Dave Voelker-Turndown // 2-hip // Meet The Street // Salem, OR // 1989

Joe Johnson & Dave Voelker // 2-hip // Meet The Street // Salem, OR // 1989

Thanks for looking through!  Let us know if you have any other Spike photos that you think we should add to this. There are a ton of great ones out there.


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