Max Olijnyk

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Camping with Ken on Vice

Here comes pain

A Very Loving Taxonomy Of ABC’s ‘The Late Show’

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Acclaim magazine #35

The new issue of Acclaim magazine looks really nice. I have a story in there about a poet who tried to sell me a bike.

Slam Skateboarding Magazine #210

I have a couple of stories (and photos!) in the new improved Slam Magazine.

10 things that have changed since the ‘90s

If you haven’t noticed, the ‘90s are back in a big way. Your pants are two sizes too big, you’ve dusted off your parents’ VHS camera and your favourite skater is Sean Sheffey. Great, right? So great. But the 2015 version of 1993 is a bit different to the real thing. I was…

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Bright Colours

‘How are you today,’ a little woman asked as I walked in the door, but without the question mark so it wasn’t a question. I told her I was good and that it was a nice day outside.

‘It’s nice out there alright,’ she said, holding up a jumper and examining it, squinting. She…

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Craig is an old friend of mine. He was a skater and a graffiti writer when we first met more than 20 years ago, and now he works in an abattoir and sings lead vocals in a death metal band called Belligerent Intent. I can see Craig as a scary person if I look at…

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Unemployable review

Though it pains me to say, I didn’t love Unemployable, Jason Boulter’s 700 page history of Melbourne-born skate juggernaut Globe International.

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.


This is a zine I made with a short story and accompanying photos. It’s about taking Fred and Tess for a walk, and looking for a coffee, and the repetition of life, and finding comfort in that, and … busting for the toilet.