43 magazine

43 is an independent, non-profit, skateboard magazine.

our distributor in finland has back issues of 43 in stock!
this must be the only place in the world to have the 1st 3 issues.
they will ship anywhere.

(originally posted feb 18, 2014)

43 004 is now available for pre-order!

order before thurs mar 20, 2014 to have it ship straight from the press apr 2014.

43 supports local skateboard shops around the world and the culture they create.
call your shop, let them know what you’re looking for,
and buy from them to save on shipping.
purchase online if they won’t order it.

contact us for wholesale inquiries.

please read some recent interviews and press from winter 2014

huck magazine (england) – issue 42, dec 2013 – jan 2014

an article on recent new york city based skateboard videos, interviewing colin read, josh stewart, and allen ying, with photos of jahmal williams, connor kammerer, colin read, koki loaiza, rob gonyon, al davis, piro sierra, josh stewart, and dustin eggeling.

(click images to read)

lodown magazine (germany) – issue 89, dec/jan/feb 2014
interview/review, with photos of connor kammerer, eli reed, and eby ghafarian.

(click images to read)

 surf, skate & snow – contre-culture
independently published book from france,
with photos of anthony schultz and dave caddo.

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staf magazine (spain)

online interview with various preview images of the 1st 3 issues of 43.

eby ghafarian is launching an all new york city skateboard magazine, quite frankly because it would be too awesome not to. actually it’s kind of insane that it hasn’t already existed for decades. 43 issue 003, our all new york city issue, is just a taste of what stoops will be. there is a full spectrum of influential talent, projects, and potential in new york skateboarding that 43, or any other magazine, could only scratch the surface of. sure, we have various local video projects, and they’re amazing, but to be honest it’s kind of a tragedy that so little of it is photographed and displayed. the most photographed city in the world has one of the most unexposed skate scenes.

stoops is crowd funding for a reader supported first issue. you may have heard that kickstarter can be a place for indistinctive projects that don’t serve a purpose, need, or audience other than the project starter, this is obviously not the case with what stoops is offering for our community. especially if you are a skateboarder in new york, it would be a disservice to not contribute.

check it out and spread the word!

rob gonyon – frontside nosegrind – the bronx – by allen ying


matt mooney – wall street – by eby ghafarian

click for full kickstarter page

we’re extremely excited to offer 2 unique independent skateboard magazines from europe for our north american friends:

fluff – got issues 20
from the netherlands, their 20th issue is actually 8 zines put together.

grey – volume 02 issue 02
from london, this issue featuring an aaron herrington interview.

check store.43magazine.com to see more previews, info, and to order a copy!


this is a series of photos shot in between shooting the skate photos in 43 003
– with the static iv crew, subway skating with the tengu crew, and various other
ventures while skating around new york city.

these skateboarders embody a pure spirit of skateboarding, with the talents and following that influence the growing independent, authentic, and underground scene within the larger realm of skateboarding today.

all photographs by allen ying.

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jake johnson, chris jata, austin kanfoush, turned away by a security guard.
roosevelt island, manhattan, 2012.


 ryan garshell, austin kanfoush, chris jata, aaron herrington, jake johnson.
roosevelt island, manhattan, 2012.


kevin tierney, stretch out and wait (for josh to finish filming jahmal).
downtown manhattan, 2012.


josh stewart filming jahmal williams for static iv. downtown manhattan, 2012.


dustin eggeling, quim cardona, kevin tierney, josh stewart. tribeca, manhattan, 2013.


quim cardona. tribeca, manhattan, 2013.


manhattan, 2012.


 joe bressler filming dustin eggeling. midtown manhattan, 2012.


 joe bressler. midtown manhattan, 2012.


bobby puleo. greenpoint, brooklyn, 2012.


ryan garshell. williamsburg, brooklyn, 2012.


yonnie cruz. wiliamsburg, brooklyn, 2012.


 quim cardona playing his melodica. downtown manhattan, 2012.


jason spivey just after his frontside ollie in 43 003.
downtown manhattan, 2012.


shawn powers. lower east side, manhattan, 2012.


jordan trahan, tombo colabraro, danny falla. williamsburg, brooklyn, 2012.


dylan witkin. williamsburg, brooklyn, 2012.


dylan witkin pushing up to his ollie over backside wallride in 43 003.
bushwick, brooklyn, 2012.


5boro crew. crown heights, brooklyn, 2012.


rob gonyon, new yorker. midtown manhattan, 2013.


joey pepper’s vintage chevy. long island city, queens, 2012.


joey pepper. long island city, queens, 2012.


joey pepper landing a water bottle on top of the handball wall.
the bronx, 2012.


al davis. navy yard, brooklyn, 2012.


eby ghafarian. navy yard, brookyln, 2012.


walker ryan just before his switch wallie on the back cover of 43 003.
downtown manhattan, 2012.


oscar meza. alphabet city, manhattan, 2012.


 connor kammerer keeping balance while skating on a moving subway car. manhattan, 2012.


colin read filming piro sierra
ollie and then kickflip from train car to train car, to train car.
manhattan, 2013.


connor kammerer. manhattan, 2012.


eby ghafarian, hurting for that smith grind. manhattan, 2012.


connor kammerer. manhattan, 2012.


if you lay on escalator handrails like this, you’ll spin. colin read. queens, 2012.


connor kammerer ollies into a subway car. manhattan, 2012.


koki loaiza getting runway to ollie the subway tracks. manhattan, 2013.


 piro sierra after hitting his knees on some train pole handles. manhattan, 2013.


for more info on the subway skating project, check mandibleclaw.com for
the trailers and dvd pre-order for tengu: god of mischief.

for more info on static iv, check the teaser here,
and theoriesofatlantis.com for news.

stay tuned for 43 issue 004 in the coming months
by joining the 43 mailing list.


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the new york times featured allen ying’s photography in the metropolitan 
(new york city) section of the sept 15, 2013, sunday times.

from the static iv article:
yonnie cruz – switch ollie – manhattan, new york – 2012

from the subway skating article:
koki loaiza – ollie – manhattan, new york – 2013
eby ghafarian – frontside smith grind – manhattan, new york – 2012

the 4th is from roof skating missions with colin read:
eby ghafarian – roll-in – manhattan, new york – 2012

the online version includes a slideshow of more photographs:
of jahmal williams, eli reed, connor kammerer, and dave caddo.

both the subway skating and roof skating projects are part of
‘tengu: god of mischief’, available for pre-order at
mandibleclaw.com (also look for the 2 trailers there)

disclaimer: the journalist who wrote the article is truly passionate about his craft, and put in extra efforts to present accurate information. we talked for quite a while, and he had far too much information to fit in a small space. it also isn’t easy for a non-skater to write about skateboarding, and to do so in a way that non-skaters can understand it. it’s just too much of it’s own world. as a result, some of the vocabulary and quotes aren’t exactly accurate, for example referring to a skate spot as a skatepark; “breaking the law and skating” wasn’t an exact quote. in the end, my overall feelings were pretty accurately portrayed, and i am excited for the message to reach the new york times audience.

– allen ying

(originally posted july 31, 2013)

we’ve just added select prints from issue 003 to the online store.
they are archival pigment prints on cotton paper.

rectangles are available at 16″ x 20″ or 24″ x 30″.
squares are available at 20″ x 20″ or 30″ x 30″.

please have a look: