One of the pillars that Gahyao was founded on was to push ourselves, both creatively and physically - to always try something new.
Growing up in the 90s, skateboarding and punk rock were definitely a subculture in HK (more so in Manila), so I was naturally drawn to graffiti and tattoo culture too.
Graffiti was something I always admired from a distance, I never thought I’d have the hands or the skill set to get something up from scratch.
Last October I decided to take that insecurity and break it, to go out there and try it myself.
Last March we were fortunate enough to have done a trip to California. It is without a doubt that California played an important role in shaping the skateboarding and surfing scene. Everything about the lifestyle rings true to the very core of Gahyao - skate, grafitti, music and art.
Photos shot with a Disposable Lomography Camera and 35mm film.
Enjoy the #photodump.
'Always try to motivate others to keep it up, to just keep going.'
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