2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Icon Award Ceremony for Mörizen “Mofo” Föche. Previous icon inductees include Craig Stecyk, Glen Friedman, Black Flag, NHS, DEVO, Grant Britain and more.
Mörizen Föche, aka Mofo, joined Thrasher magazine as their second official employee just months after its founding in 1981, then rose with its success to become one of the most influential photographers, illustrators, designers, writers, graphic artists, industry-innovators and personalities in the skateboarding world throughout the '80s. Mofo brought a DIY jack-of-all-trades creative genius to Thrashers' pre-DTP printing process long before the internet changed how the world looked at things.
I got a trophy.
This video is for those wondering why.
I was the luckiest man-child in the world, back when a 'clique' of cockroaches who threatened to kick my ass if I ever set foot in SoCal to cover skateboarding. Fuck them, I went anyway, armed and alone, to do what I had to do. The people I featured in my stories lay the groundwork for what the world takes for granted today. Living-legends and the people who loved and believed in them. I got to share their story, and walk among them.
Honor the OG skaters, without whom who would you be?
My son, my best friend was there to witness my induction into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame
Humbled and very honored to have been featured by Jeff Grosso in this piece for VANS. The YOUTUBE page reads as follows: "If you picked up a Thrasher from 1981-90 you saw plenty of Mofo photos. Grosso gives a little love to this living legend."
Dedicated to Fausto and Eric. Two genuine, tried and true Cadillacs of Dudes. May we meet again in Valhalla. Copyright © 2018 Morizen Fotografica - All Rights Reserved.
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