Page 7 - Backside Volume 23 / January 2024
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 Publisher January 2024
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 State Correspondent
 Karim Ghonem


 Lead Photographer
 Karim Ghonem


 Contributing Photographers
 Yan K
 Deeka
 Eric Full
 Jus Martel
 Eka Seneth
 Darwin Lam
 Chad Martel                                                                                 Gnarly Carleigh
 Sean Keenan
 Brian Higbee
 Tony Capasso
 Ryan Kirtland
 Patrick O’Dell
 Matt Fratiello
 Jake Fuscardo
 Andrew Fisher
 Sean Meighan
 Kevin Klemme
 Jack Spanbauer
 Pete Thompson
 COVER SHOT  Fraser Thomson
 ‘Silouhette shot - Trinity skate plaza, downtown  Lucky St. Angelo
 providence. Before this plaza was built with money  Chelsea McCabe
 raised by both the local skate community and the  John Hesselbarth
 Tony Hawk skatepark project, the parking garage was
 the main meetup spot. Nothing but a few little curbs  Jessica Desforges
 (that grind and slide so good) and a few sewer caps  Andrea Garritano
 to do tricks over, but on the edge of the city, rarely  Dick Maz Maseroll
 ever got hassled. But this was built in early-mid
 2010's and its prett sick. Right in the center of
 downtown, a hassle free skatspot with backs, ledges,  UNDERCOVER SHOT
 a volcano, stairs, gaps...always kids skating this spot.  ‘I had shot the photo once before even with
 This was just a random day, I came by and shot  no skater on a foggy day and then went
 photos of the local kids. This was just one of those  back hoping something interesting
 random kids. Really like this shot.’  happened in the street. I saw this kid
 Photo: Karim Ghonem  skating but I am not sure who he is.
 I wanted the street to be more empty and
 less cluttered so I went back again. I ran
 into Jon Lavoie at the very spot by chance
 Contact  and asked if he'd just push down the road
 backsideskatemag.com  for me.’
 @backsideskatemag  Unknown • Push • Providence RI • 2022
 michele@backsideskatemag.com  6  Photo: Lucky St. Angelo   7
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