BonyVX1000: Guadalajara

In 2006, I started going to school at Cal State Fullerton. I was always going to the skate park in between classes and started meeting a ton of skaters whom most I am still friends with today. I met Francisco through my friend David. He spoke some English and had just moved from Guadalajara, Mexico about two years before. We started skating and filming a bunch and became great friends.

Around 2011, Francisco decided to move back to Guadalajara and open a skate shop to help the skateboarding scene down there. I was bummed he was moving back but it meant that I could go visit down in Mexico anytime. A few years later I made my way down there for the first time and it was amazing. It was a bit hard to communicate since I do not know that much Spanish. I tried my best to communicate with the little Spanish I knew. Skateboarding seemed to be the universal language between all of us.

Below are some photos from my trip last July. I shot this with my Canon AE-1 with Ilford HP5 black and white film.  It was my second time down in Guadalajara and I always have the time of my life. I stayed for about 10 days and just got local as fuck. We ate great good, skated a ton of cool spots, and went to a cool swimming resort called San Juan Cosalá. Muchas gracias a mis hermanos Francisco, Carlos, Paco, Netilico and all the Esperanza Skate Crew homies for showing me a good time. Arrrrreeee!

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San Juan Cosalá, Mexico

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Downtown Guadalajara. Shot from Dealer Skate Shop’s apartment.

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Checkin out spots with some of the local homies

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Mi hermano Carlos at Parque De Rojo

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Some birds getting art in downtown Guadalajara

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Cruising down to Lake Chapala

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Some of my Tias and Tios

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The cover of Netlico’s next mixtape

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Lake Chapala

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Dónde eres?

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Thanks to these guys for making my trip so memorable. Nos Vemos Carnals!

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Miguel Hidalgo Aeropuerto. Waiting game back to LAX.

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