MICK MEJIAS | Out Here Interview
To start, tell us who you are.
Hello, my name is Mick Mejias. I'm 32 and have been skating / taking photographs for about
20 years now
Where are you originally from and how did you get into skateboarding?
Originally from QC, I started skating way back when I was around 13/14 during highschool. I met Jundin around that time and have been friends with him ever since.
Who were the guys you looked up to when you started skating?
Back then, skateboarding resources were very limited and too expensive. I had my steady “flow” of skateboarding culture through bootleg skate vids from recto, to hand me down thrasher/411 zines. First few names that stuck to me were Rodney Mullen, Bam Margera, Chad Muska, the old greats!
How did the lockdowns affect your skateboarding opportunities?
Pre lockdown I wasn't really skating as much due to work but when the pandemic hit, it was both a good and bad thing. Good because the streets were literally empty but also just as bad since no one can actually be out and film clips. We had to skate around sneakily so we don’t get heat from the local opps
What was your favorite part during the filming of “Out Here”?
Anytime someone lands a gnar trick on a spot is my favorite part! All the times we don’t get kicked out of spots instantly.
When you’re not skateboarding – what are your favorite ways to unplug from the buzz of everyday life?
I like taking photos and cycling up mountains.
Any advice for someone who’s new to skateboarding?
Whatever reason or motivation you have to get better, never forget where u came from and how it started out for you.
What are your favorite DC shoes?
Loving the Kalis vulc! Tight fit and great materials!
Nice. Any one you wanna give a shoutout to wrap up the interview?
Big thanks to Jundi, Ken, and Marron for the opportunity to work on this project! Big love to our crew WildDawgz and Threedown as well! Mom/Dad look i made it! Kinda!