Max Olijnyk

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Face Value

A series of interviews I worked on for the men’s skincare company Brutal Truth is slowly appearing online and in print. I figured out a series of questions that would hopefully evoke really personal responses, and asked all these men from different walks of life the same thing. It was cool because I…

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Doing Time With Tas Pappas

I spoke to ex-pro skater Tas Pappas about what it was like in prison. I went to his house one morning and spoke to him for an hour or so, then I copied it down and it was published in a really good issue of Vice magazine, then online.

A conversation about conversations with Marc Maron

I was very excited and nervous to interview Marc Maron, as he’s sort of the voice in my head. This piece was published by Broadsheet.

Eric Dressen

Aggressive, fast and loose, Eric Dressen’s style of skating is one you can see echoes of in many of today’s top pros. Now a world-renowned tattooist, designer and illustrator, Eric still lives and breathes skateboarding. I had a brief chat with him on his last night in our country, at the end of a tour…

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Rosie

Every six weeks, my hair suddenly shifts from George Clooney to Alan Partridge overnight. I suppose it would be interesting to see which salt-and-pepper-haired screen icon it takes after next (Dumbledore?), but I’ve never been able to stick it out long enough to find out. When that fateful day rolls around, I text my…

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Bruce McAvaney

I’m not a huge sports fan, in fact I actively dislike football, but other members of my family love it. They love it in a way that makes me question why I dislike it so much. They see the humour in it, the depth in it, the magic of it. I just see rapings…

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Shaun Gladwell’s Morning of the Earth

I’m not a big fan of Shaun Gladwell, but as a skater, I’m constantly aware of his work. I got to speak to him and while I still think he’s a bit of a kook, he was friendly enough.

Bill Henson: The In-Betweener

Perched on a milk crate in the Broadsheet storage room, I spoke to Bill Henson on the phone for about half an hour. It was amazing!

Fergus Purcell interview

This piece was written for the Heavy Mental in 2009. At the time, I was recovering from a serious brain injury and also readjusting to life as a single person, and rethinking everything. I found/find Fergus’s take on things really inspiring. He’s so straight up and uncompromising, but really nice and…

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