Lodge Guest legend, Steen B. Kelså
Name: Steen B. Kelså
Current: Job / school: IT/Mac Tech @ University of Copenhagen
Where are you from? I was born in the hospital I can actually see from my office window, Rigshospitalet. So that would make it Copenhagen.
Where do you currently live? 3 for 3. Copenhagen. 2200 Nørrebro.
Family status: Available for parties, bar mitvahs and charities.
Age: 18,862 days
Sponsors: Motobilt Nosesavers. No really, I don’t have sponsors, but I have a lot of industry friends that have helped out. Props to Tobia, Albert, Ørgreen, Nuga and so many others
Years of skateboarding: 39. Any higher?
Board size: 33” x 9,5
Wheel size: 55
Trucks: Independent 169’s. And the rest are toys.
I change set up every: I don’t set up boards. I have people.
Current Board trend: These days it seems everything goes. I like that shapes are back, popsicles are boring. I’ve had so many different types of boards, and you can get something out of every one.
Please state your type of terrain on your board in %
(Skatepark) Flow Street 5%
Long board: 5 %
Herlev Slasher. 88s? FOTO: by Ulf Bjerre
Your daily DAY by the hours, (or tell us about your longest day the last weeks)
OK: 2 weeks ago I couldn’t sleep before getting up to fly to Prague for the Mystic Cup, so I was up from Thursday 8AM, worked from 9 to 4, packed etc. and flew out Friday morning at 7.25AM . Got to Prague, checked in and went to the contest. Shot photos all day and stayed for the Friday night party/mayhem at the Mystic. Fell into bed at 2AM Saturday morning, so that was a 44 hour ”day”
How are you doing at the moment?
I’m looking forward to CPH PRO and the Vans Bowl event i Malmö in a few weeks time. Right now the weather sucks, but that’ll change when my vacation starts. I’m doing well.
When I chill, I chill with
Whoever’s down to chill. More people should try it.
I have been on a mission lately in (with)
Last real mission was solo in Prague. Usually I go there with Rauff, but he had health issues.
Dream session is,
I’ve been lucky enough to see many of the world’s best riders first hand, and anyone who loves skateboarding knows the stoke you feel when you see the speed, power and finesse that the true masters have. Last year I saw (and photographed) the bowl finals in Prague, where Pedro Barros and Alex Sorgente were absolutely taking it to the limit to win. That was fucking awesome. Then earlier this year I was at Vert Attack, and the intensity of that contest makes me feel truly thankful that I’m able to experience it live. Chris Miller at Fælledparken in 2011? Majestic
Lately I have been working on:
Painting my Mom’s windows….
When I was little I wanted to…
Become an archeologist, a journalist, an astronaut, a sculptor or a preacher
When I’m at home, I like to:
Read books, work on photographs, watch films. Play with cameras and lenses to find new ways to make photos.
I normally call my homies for:
Your homies are:
Real close and very many. You know who you are.
I enjoy going to:
The airport, because that means I’m going somewhere
Favorite drink is:
Was: Single malt
Favorite food is:
I’ll try everything once.
The pills that saved me from dying
Drunk Injuns. I can enjoy most types of music except maybe hair metal. Boiler Room is good.
Apocalypse Now or 2001 or Taxi Driver or La Charme Discrete de la Bourgeoisie
Favorite skate film:
The Blind Video.
Fælledparken. It’s home. The place was my local playground when I was growing up.
Favorite woman / men (blond, fat, thin, big, small):
I have a weak spot for fire engines aka redheads
When I cook, I cook:
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
To go to a resturant is:
Often a gamble. Be nice to your server, whatever you do. I know what sometimes goes on in kitchens.
The go to trick is:
The go to trick when you are farked is:
Lurch, swerve, fall.
The go to trick when you are winning is:
Sing when you’re winning.
TOP 3 Cities:
Copenhagen, Barcelona, Prague
When I travel, I always bring:
I always bring more camera gear than I end up using, but whenever I try to pack light I end up cursing myself for not bringing that extra flash/longer lens/gadget
Best travel advice I can give is:
In a new city I always start out walking random. Getting lost on purpose. Always take a photo of your hotel or wherever you’re staying if you don’t speak the language.
Best travel memory you want to share?
Skating the streets of New York City in 1988 was something else. Got chased by street crazies, got cheered for, got laid on the first day.
When I do not skateboard I:
My fitness program is:
Not having a car
When I get old I want to:
Am I not already old? If everything works according to plan, I get bored.
I would like to see more:
Big stuff in skateparks. Much of the stuff being built these days is way shallow and does not do what a skatepark must do when you see it for the first time: Scare you shitless.
That one time where I was in jail because of:
My record’s clean. So far.
I should do more of:
Random good deeds
My future looks:
So bright I gotta wear shades
I dream of:
Colours that don’t exist and shapes that can’t be.
The book I currently read is:
The Art of War by Sun Tzu, the Lionel Giles, M.A. translation
The best trip/vacation I have been on:
Going to the derelict skatepark Skateland in Gothenburg in 83 with Patrik Jakobsen and Morten Frödin. We went in Morten’s Volvo with no clue except that there might be an old skatepark there, still ridable. We get to the city limit, argue on left vs. right. Choose right, then a random left, and I see the full pipe. The concrete full pipe.
It was everyone’s first time at an actual concrete skatepark, and we had the whole thing to ourselves. A banked bowl led into the full which delivered you in a pool. Later the locals Emrik (M-rock) and his brother showed up and showed us the lines they had. Full, organic stoke.
The worst travel(s) I have been on was:
Ferry ride from Copenhagen to Oslo, Norway. Got seasick, puked all over the dinner table, wanted to die. I have sea legs now.
On Netflix I watch:
If I could change the world I would:
Make sure everyone had a place to live and food to eat and books to read.
Everybody should own a:
Sense of decency
The hobby I have, no one knows about is:
I have few secrets.
I will never get rid of:
My Thrasher Magazines. I have the first one.
I would love to be in a movie with:
Luis Buñuel directing
I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook):
Life advice so far ?
Don’t hate, celebrate
Thanks to all my friends
Thanks to the Steen for supporting the lodge, We hope we can bring some of his photo’s & work here at the lodge very soon.
Thanks Ulf Bjerre