Lodge Guest legend, Steen B. Kelså

KLZ. Foto: Uld Bjerre

KLZ.  Foto: Ulf Bjerre

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 %

 Street: 80%

(Skatepark) Flow Street 5%

Long board: 5 %

Vert: 5%

Bowl: 5%

 

Herlev Slasher. 88s? FOTO: by Ulf Bjerre

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:

Pranks

Morning_sweep 1986 Foto: Ulf Bjerre

Morning_sweep 1986 Foto: Ulf Bjerre

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

Now: OJ

Favorite food is:

I’ll try everything once.

Favorite drug:

The pills that saved me from dying

Favorite music:

Drunk Injuns. I can enjoy most types of music except maybe hair metal. Boiler Room is good.

Favorite film:

Apocalypse Now or 2001 or Taxi Driver or La Charme Discrete de la Bourgeoisie

Favorite skateboarders: Nicky G. Holmes. Miller. Natas. Gonz. Penny.

Favorite skate film:

The Blind Video.

Favorite skatepark:

Fælledparken. It’s home. The place was my local playground when I was growing up.

Favorite spot:

Hullet! Big props to Rune W, Josh and everyone else that is part of the crew that built the best DIY spot around

Favorite woman / men (blond, fat, thin, big, small):

I have a weak spot for fire engines aka redheads

 

Bertleman slide 1985, Foto by Ulf Bjerre

Bertleman slide 1985, Foto by Ulf Bjerre

 

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:

Go faster

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:

Photograph skateboarding

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

 

Boneless 1985 Foto by Ulf Bjerre

Boneless 1985 , Foto by Ulf Bjerre

 

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:

Archer

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.

Steel Pipe Foto Ulf Bjerre

Steel Pipe Foto Ulf Bjerre

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):

Flickr

@KelsaaCPH

https://www.facebook.com/steen.kelsaa

Life advice so far ?

Don’t hate, celebrate

Anything else:

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

 

 

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