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Editor and Director Alec Ozawa Layout and Design Alec Ozawa, Kevin Penczak Contributing Photographers Kyle Seidler, Marfa Capodanno, Lucas Madel, Jake Wickersham, Matt Gamalinda, Alec Ozawa depressedmidwest@gmail.com


Depressed Midwest is a project that aims to draw focus towards the skateboarding community and culture in central time, and hopefully inspire others to go skate and create things themselves. Last year when I started this project, I knew that I wanted to create an outlet where I could share my photographs with others and continue shooting with a sense of purpose. I did not have a clear idea of exactly what I had planned to do, nor do I after 4 issues, but I knew that I wanted to continue a project that would be open for sharing not only my own work, but that of other photographers, skateboarders, and the many other creative people that skateboarding embodies. Issue 5 of Depressed Midwest is a step closer to my goal. This issue contains photographs by some of my favorite photographers from the Midwest. Cover: Kyle Jakubowicz Gap to Boardslide Forward: Kyle Jakubowicz Boardslide Popout Photo: OZAWA

I would like to thank Kyle Seidler, Marfa Capodanno, Jake Wickersham, Lucas Madel, and Matt Gamalinda for their contributions to this issue; I would not have been able to put this together without your hardwork.

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4 Photo: OZAWA


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Kyle Seidler.............................................6 Marfa Capodanno.............................10 Jake Wickersham................................18 Lucas Madel........................................24 Matt Gamalinda.................................54 All City Showdown: Chicago.............94 Indianapolis Trip.................................108

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guest photog :

kyle Marshall

winter

Seidler


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Backside Sugarcane


8 Backside Grind


guest photog :

kyle

Seidler Pat o ’brien

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Back Smith

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guest photog :

marfa

capodanno

jereme

sneath 11


guest photog :

marfa

capodanno

12 sneath jereme


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guest photog :

marfa

capodanno

jon

sharrat


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Boneless 180


16 Ollie


guest photog :

marfa

capodanno

michael

chilla 17


guest photog :

Jake wickersham mackenzie

Hefner 18


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Frontside Nosegrind. Kansas City, MO.


guest photog :

Jake wickersham grant puckett


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Crook Bonk. Kansas City, MO.


22 Smith Popout. Kansas City, MO.


guest photog :

Jake wickersham

kyle ballinger 23


guest photog :

Lucas madel

jay fairman 24


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Noseslide


26 Crook Popover


Cory Duplantis guest photog :

Lucas madel

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Smith Grind

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guest photog :

Lucas madel

Andrew crawford 29


anthony

rahn guest photog :

Lucas madel


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Crook Bonk


Ollie

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guest photog :

Lucas madel

Conor Holliday 33


guest photog :

Lucas madel Anthony

Simich


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Noseblunt


36 Boneless


guest photog :

Lucas madel

andrew

crawford 37


kyle jakubowicz

Photo: OZAWA


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Ollie


pete grannis

kyle jakubowicz 40


Photo: OZAWA Kyle burtlemans around the bend as Pete frontside wallrides from above.

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Photo: OZAWA Nose Manny

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grannis

pete


Backside 180 Photo: OZAWA


Brett weinstein

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Brett weinstein 46


Photo: OZAWA Gotham City

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Brett weinstein

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Photo: OZAWA

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Nollie 180


Photo: OZAWA

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brian tristano 51


corey glick

Photo: OZAWA


Varial Heel. Close, but no land.

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corey glick matt gamalinda Matt recently started a new website and zine, Deep Dish Chi, which he founded with Mark Dunning. Slice 001 contains Black and White photographs of Chicago skateboarding. Here, Matt shoots Corey trying a Switch Flip into the dusty abyss of Lower Wacker Dr.

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guest photog :

matt gamalinda

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mark dunning

guest photog :

matt gamalinda


Nose Manny

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Nosegrind

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guest photog :

matt gamalinda

brett weinstein

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guest photog :

matt gamalinda

nick apple 62


axle stall

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Backside Lipslide


guest photog :

matt gamalinda

cory

glick 65


brian tristano


Wallride

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Backside Lipslide

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guest photog :

matt gamalinda

sam

fidler 69


guest photog :

matt gamalinda stephen arneson

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Pop Shuv

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72 Photo: OZAWA


chris dagostino 73


chris dagostino 74

Nollie Photo: Noseslide OZAWA Nollie Noseslide


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Photo: OZAWA

Tailslide

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chris dagostino 77


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chris dagostino


Photo: OZAWA

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Alley-oop Backside 180


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chris dagostino

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gary rzeszutko 82


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Photo: OZAWA


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Photo: OZAWA

taylor caruso 85


Bluntslide

turner

Shawn


Photo: OZAWA Bluntslide

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nico rizzo


Photo: OZAWA

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Frontside Noseslide


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Matt smith


Photo: OZAWA Switch 180

Matt smith

Switch 180


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Photo: OZAWA

94 Ken laying down the rules at UPRISE Skateshop in Chicago, IL


all city showdown

chicago All City Showdown is a skateboarding competition that pins groups of skateboarders against each other in an epic 8 hours of skating, filming, falling, picking each other back up, running from security guards, racing to spots, and attempts to produce the best documentation of skateboarding possbile. Each team is composed of 3 skateboarders and a filmer. After meeting at Uprise Skateshop off Milwaukee Ave in Chicago during the morning hours, each team is given from 11AM until 7PM to film tricks within the city limits and battle to see who can claim a chunk of the $7000 prize money. This year I had a chance to join Andy Sisomboune, Alex Villasenor, and filmer, Eric Seemann, on Team Pup and Suds.

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team pup and suds


Photo: OZAWA

all city showdown

Eric films as Andy attempts a line at Clemente.

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Photo: OZAWA

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andy sisomboune


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Photo: OZAWA

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I do not remember this guy’ s name, but he made this spot look easy to skate as he switch heelflipped from bump to bump in Fulton market. The media corner observes. Photo: OZAWA

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all city showdown

chicago

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all city showdown

chicago

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Photo: OZAWA


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Photo: OZAWA


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indianapolis


Illinois and Indiana at Hutch’ s barrier

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Photo: OZAWA


masaru

iitake

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Greg Harbour and Steve Fauser pushing through downtown Indianapolis Photo: OZAWA


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Photo: OZAWA

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steve fauser


On this trip, I came to the realization that Steve has been skateboarding for nearly as long as I’ ve been alive. And he can still skate handrails. Boardslide. Photo: OZAWA

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placementality


Photo: OZAWA

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Photo: OZAWA

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Photo: OZAWA

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Alley-oop Wallride Photo: OZAWA

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Jeff holcomb 125


steve

fauser 126


Wallride to Fakie Photo: OZAWA

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Deadbird Photo: OZAWA

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jon sharrat 129


steve fauser


Photo: OZAWA

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Hutch and Parking Block Tattoo. Steve is stoked.


parking Block crew 132


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Photo: OZAWA


greg harbour


Photo: OZAWA

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Depressed Midwest Issue 5