Category Archives: Photos by Ben Cornish

427: NJ High School Ditch, Weep & Corn, Tag, Rocky, Roenning circa 85 A Padulo Brothers Brigade film!

 

Hey Jason

SkateBoarding” Clip
That’s Tag to start. Looks like there a ton of people on the ground watching. Next is Rocky in the White Helmet. He always skated like Cab with that smooth style and crooked neck.  That’s Corn in the blue shirt and yellow helmet.  That’ Jeff Roenning in the white Zorlac shirt and yellow helmet. And I think thats weep sitting on the platform as Rocky chucks an air over his knees.  Next is Corn and Weeps at the Ditch. Corn said it’s the ditch by the highschool but I think it’s the one closer to Bridgewater on 78 East.  I could be wrong. This part kinda chokes me up watching it.  And then there’s the weird Kona part at the end. I know nothing about it.

The second part of the clip is at my ramp again and it’s Tag again.

I’m sure the people that did the original transfer just stuck it together with no rhyme or reason.  My folks still have the original film too.

Dave Padulo

Jason Oliva

Classic stuff! That is the ditch on route 78 across from Watchung Hills regional Highschool. 

Out the cafeteria (during lunch) and through the woods then it was just a quick  game of Frogger across 78 and you could skate for 15 minutes or so and have time to get back to class. Unless you went with Weep who would take one annoying long 15 minute run and leave you standing there to watch…Commmmmmaaaahhhhhhnnnnn WEEP!! enough already!…great times.

PS. The generic transfer music is too sad.

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Jason Oliva and Weep Sciving off from school: High School Ditch NJ…86’ish

Photo Ben Cornish

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414: Ben Cornish “King of all Media” : Portraits on and off the board.

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Ben Cornish Team Steam’s King of all media. Self Portrait

 

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Uber skater, Photographer, Print Maker, Film Maker, Editor, Dad…..Corn is the King of all media. Ben Cornish encouraged me when we were teens to take pictures (and skive off classes by hiding in the Graphic arts department dark room). In addition to being encouraged to take pics  by Corn another added benefit of being friends with Ben is you could count on having some experimental gem of a picture of yourself, either on or off your board. His skate photography is more then just visual documents of what trick one could pull or where you skated. The place, the trick or the antics are all secondary every click is a portrait whether you were on your board or off it. Here is what I am talking about:

Jason Indy air slug ramp

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Jason Invert Slug ramp

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Jimmy Kane by Ben Cornish Slug

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WEEP by Ben Cornish

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WEEP

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Steve Mannion Raging Lamos

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ROCK AND TAG BEN CORNISH

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Bernie by Ben Cornish

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By Ben Cornish

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WEEP

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Rock by Corn

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John Ballon and TAg by Ben Cornish

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TAG by Corn

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I can go on all day with Ben’s pictures they make my point for me. You dont have to know the people in these photographs to appreciate their artistry. I for one would pay for a book with a big heaping helping of Ben’s work in it…encourage him to get on with it!

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Photographs By Ben Cornish

Self Portrait

Jason Oliva

Jason Oliva

Jimmy Kane

Bucky Lasek

Weep

Weep

Steve Mannion (Raging Lamos)

Rocky Vertone & Dan Tag

Bernie O’Dowd

Ben’s Father

Weep

Rocky Vertone

John Ballon & Dan Tag

Dan Tag

Jimmy Kane, Dan Tag,  & Rocky Vertone.

Jason Oliva

 


404: Jay Sigafoos Cheap Skates Mini Ramp Photo Ben Cornish

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Jay Sigafoos Cheap Skates PA Mini Ramp
Photo By Ben Cornish

I was at CS one time and saw Jay Sigafoos skate the mini ramp. Made me wanna take off my pads and go sit in the car, I couldnt get my brain around some of what I was seeing.
JS Still Killing it today..

Killer photo Corn!

Jason

383: Tom Groholski Reading Skatepark late 80’s

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Tom Groholski late 80’s Reading (PA) Skatepark

Photo Ben Cornish

Photoshop Hero Jason Oliva

 

This place was just plain old fun. Wonder if its still there.

380: A young Bucky Lasek 1988 Photo Ben Cornish

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Young Bucky Lasek Hell Ramp 1988

Photo Ben Cornish

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A longtime ago I made a “WHo’s on Deck entry” with  Bernie O’Dowd skating and East Coast’s  finest Bucky Lasek sitting on the platform of the  Hell Ramp

Who knew Ben had a great shot up his sleeve all these years later. I dig when stuff like this pops up. Hopefully sooner then later Ben will put the finishing touches on his book and we can all have one for the coffee table. 

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352: Team Steam 1987 Photo Annual

Team Steam 1987 Photo Annual created by Ben Cornish

Music Raging Lamos

Photos by:

Ben Cornish

Jason Oliva

Video by Jason Oliva

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324: Rocky and Tag by Corn on the Barn Platform 1986?

Rocky Vertone and Dan Tag at the Barn NJ 1986

Photo Ben Cornish

 

 

 

This is a true classic, I remember Corn developing it in our high school darkroom. Corn is standing on the beam that ran across the barn above the flat to get the shot. You can also see how narrow the deck was (the other was even more narrow) The ramp took up every inch of the Barn. Rock and Dan are teenagers in this shot and Tag was riding for Alva at the time.

Great Pic Corn!!