Max Olijnyk

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.

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’.

Return of the Max

Reading at NGV Art Book Fair 2017

Flying Nun’s Roger Shepherd interview for Smith Journal

Camping with Ken on Vice

Interview with Penny Modra in the last ever ThreeThousand

I met Penny when I started contributing to ThreeThousand many years ago. She ended up giving me a job there after I was hit by a truck, and we became great workmates and friends. And now, an interview Penny did with me about my book is appearing in the last ever…

Acclaim issue 36 out now

I was the guest editor for the latest (and greatest) issue of Acclaim magazine. There’s so much good stuff in there!