Chris Brunkhart’s “How Many Dreams in the Dark”

Sandpoint, ID (September 16, 2010) – After several years of editing, working and anguishing, photographer Chris Brunkhart is proud to present a self-published collection of his amazing imagery, “How Many Dreams in the Dark”, spanning two decades at the epicenter of the skate, snowboard and related music and art cultures from Portland, OR to Prague, CZH. From the earliest days of the pioneering Burnside Skate Project, to South American travels with snowboard godfather Craig Kelly, NYC with creative madman Ari Marcopoulos, to Alaska, Japan, Scandinavia and beyond, Chris captures the energy, passion and amazing playscapes of an international tribe of fellow dreamers. Limited editions (including very limited signed editions with custom prints) available at www.gamafunction.com/dreams. “How Many Dreams in the Dark” is also in the NYC and LA Volcom stores.

Says, Brunkhart: “This has been a dream of mine for years: These images tell a story that connects many friends, many places and the world we create in, and I look forward to sharing them with the next generation of creative dreamers.” Special thanks to “Dreams” sponsors Volcom, Burton, and Frequency.

The book tour launches tomorrow in Portland and includes art by Mike Parillo, Zach Egge, Dan Peterka, Carl E. Smith, Alex Bacon, and Matt Donahue. A full list of stops:

9/17 Portland, OR @ Nemo

1875 SE Belmont 6-10pm

9/18 Seattle WA @ Snowboard Connection

263 Yale Ave N 6-10pm

9/30 Laguna, CA @ 210 AR4T (art) SPACE

210 North PCH 6-10pm

10/14 NYC @ Volcom Soho

446 Broadway 6-9pm

Says frequency TSJ publisher Jeff Galbraith:

“Having been on location for much of the imagery contained herein, and considering I am a longtime friend of Chris and supporter of the project, my opinions are entirely biased. But… the images are flat-out inspiring. Ten, sometimes twenty years later, the moments Brunkhart has documented come to life in a way no online flip-book could ever do justice.

The Craig Kelly collection chronicling his South American and Alaskan travels is an integral body of work from a critical time in snowboarding’s evolution, and the images of Jamie Lynn, Erik Leines, Matt Donahue, Jon Sommers and other style pioneers take the reader to a place and time where methods and powder ruled supreme. The early Burnside, OR skatepark shots effectively show where every contemporary skate park in the world began; ground zero for the rebirth of concrete.

Like a Bluenote jazz photographer of an earlier era, Brunkhart’s images are simply the right shots in the place at the right time. And for someone who has seen many of these moments first hand, I can only imagine what Chris will bring to the table over the next twenty years.”


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