My new roller skates
Apart from always having loved water, being in and on it, I have very very old memories of me roller skating. As far as I can remember, I see myself on weekends and after school skating across London and the concrete jungle of the Barbican and the City, where I grew up and ended up working in, for a few intermitant years.
My old pair was totally destroyed, the wheels and barings were shot and anyway, I wanted a fresh new pair.
It took me a long long time to find these, I wanted retro skates again and I really don’t like roller blading and that’s all that I could find.
Then suddenly I found this great company, based near Birmingham called The Skate Shop.
They stock every brand, for every use. I loooove the vintage disco 70s models.
I bought my pair of retro SFR skates online.
I received them after only 5 days by express delivery and I have practically being sleeping in them ever since!
In Paris I skate and roller near La Defense (the business district of Paris with it’s long long stretches of smooth concrete) and around the BnF library. In summer I just take my skates wherever I go. These shots were taken in Capbreton, near the sea front. It’s a great feeling to roll about, to feel free, to loop and to feel like a kid again.