Richie Jackson: After And Now

Continuing with our series of And Now follow-up interviews, here’s one of the most talked-about parts from our 20th video, Aussie sensation Richie Jackson. Be sure to peep the huge gallery of photos—many of which never ran in the mag.

Interview by Blair Alley

Where in the world have you been since the And Now premiere? I randomly saw you in NYC about a month after having no idea you were going to be there.

Yep, that was amazing. After NY, I split to London and then Barcelona to keep the good times rolling. Came back to Sydney about three months ago, mission accomplished. (Interview con’t under gallery)

Photos by Blair Alley and Dave Chami

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Richie in Arizona. Photo: Blair.

What feelings do you have when you watch the video, now that it’s been out for a while?

It hasn’t been long enough for me to get any nostalgia or anything, maybe give it a year?

What impact did that video have on your skating and career?

More love, more hate. Everything just got amplified. My allies are stoked and my enemies are pissed!

Do you still keep in contact with the gang?

No one will answer my calls. I organized a reunion party which nobody came to. Sent out the invitations, baked a cake, hired out the gymnasium for the night—nobody showed up.

What video are we going to see you in next?

The details of this are shrouded in secrecy.

Alright you bestman, holler at me next time you make it out to Cali.

Not a problem my friend, can’t wait!