Max Olijnyk

Ted Barrow interview for Acclaim

After weeks of prioritising his posts perhaps even over the welfare of my own child, I decided to get in touch with Ted, who works as an art historian and curator, and pick his brain a bit.

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Photos by Sloan Laurits

‘Some Stories’ review on The Lifted Brow

‘Reading Olijnyk talk about a day out skating was as interesting to me as reading many fantastical works of fiction. I suppose that’s because it’s really good writing.’

Rebecca Varcoe’s very nice review of my book is online at The Lifted Brow.

Treetops piece for Vice

Any street skater who’s visited Wellington will know and love Treetops. A handful of ledges on a crusty carpark on a hill above Newtown has evolved into a super-smooth, ever-changing DIY spot that is regulated and cared for by a dedicated bunch of locals.

Behind the scenes at Weta for Vice

‘…when the chance to write a behind-the-scenes Weta story came my way I put my hand up, no questions asked. When it turned into a press junket to promote the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature War for the Planet of the Apes I was fine with it. And when they booked me into a…

What else? with Jesse Noonan for Acclaim

In What else? I interview some of my favourite skaters about what they do when they’re not riding their skateboard. My next subject is skate coach Jesse Noonan.

Smith Journal volume 23

For this issue of SJ, I wrote an article about a guy who recorded the sound of katabatic winds in Antarctica. I also wrote some hilarious product reviews.

What else? with Caeylen Norris for Acclaim

In What else? I interview some of my favourite skaters about what they do when they’re not riding their skateboard. My first subject is Melbourne’s Caeylen Norris.

Life on a Japanese Indigo Farm for Acclaim

Tino Razo interview for Heavytime Books

Last year when I was in LA, I was lucky enough to meet Tino Razo and interview him about his great book of pool photos ‘Party in the Back’.

Smith Journal volume 22

For this issue of SJ, I wrote an article about a guy who runs a private museum filled with dead people and limbs and other weird stuff. I also wrote some hilarious product reviews.

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Return of the Max

Reading at NGV Art Book Fair 2017