Today, October 13th, would have been the 37th birthday of an old friend of mine, Jason Alan Roach. Jason was a Savannah local who was known to terrorize the Historic District of the city during all hours of the day or night. His agility and speed upon a skateboard was nothing less than amazing...his generous spirit and infectious smile was unforgettable, too.
His friends and family have started a non-profit charity in his memory, JAR Skateboards, which aims to bring skateboarding to at-risk youth. I have been doing what I can to contribute my time, designs, and archive of 35mm photography to support them and honor Jason. Above is a proposed poster design for JAR; a photo of Jason at Kevin Taylor's backyard ramp in 1990.
Happy Birthday, Roach!!