Blood, Sweat, and Concrete

Text and Photos by Matt Lewis

Meet the skaters. The ones who speak their own language, and define themselves by the flare of their tricks. Meet the envisioners.  Behind every skate spot, there's a story.  There's literal blood, literal sweat, and literal tears.  Meet the outcast solo artists who band together for the sake of creation.  Meet the skaters.


Ryan McManus, Cleveland Circle on the D Line:


Justin Hamel, Brookline Reservoir (skating in a park that he and some volunteers constructed years ago):


Dylan Stephenson, Ruggles Court:


Charlie Emerson, apartment in Cleveland Circle: