Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) honors the late NYC skater with its annual Harole Hunter Weekend, which kicks off early on Wednesday (May 31), with a special launch event.
In partnership with local retailer UXA and Adidas, HHF is launched a special product capsule, including a skate deck and T-shirt.
Both pieces, released via Adidas Skateboarding features a classic shot of Hunter shot by renowned photographer Sue Kwon.
Known as an OG street photographer, Kwon started her career by documenting New York City, with subject matter ranging from everyday life to underground strip clubs to now iconic rappers of the late ’80s and ’90s. She also captured the early days of the NYC skate scene.
“Many years ago, I was shooting Cypress Hill by the Cube. Suddenly, a little grommet jumped into frame and wouldn’t leave until I took a few images of him standing with the group. It was years later that I realized this bold little kid was Harold Hunter,” says Kwon. “By that time we were friends and I always looked forward to capturing his personality on film — he was an expert at sizing up any situation and immediately sharing his intuitive observations about it. Thank you, Harold, for allowing me to witness and photograph snippets of your very full and special life.”
UXA will launch the capsule collection with a benefit event at its Brooklyn retail store in Bushwick (99 Scott Ave), from 6-10 pm. It will feature a skate jam and reception with live beats by DJ Daddy Dog, while the limited UXA x HHF x adidas Skateboarding capsule will be available.
100% of proceeds from the sale of the limited edition deck ($60) and T-shirt ($40) will benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation. The deck is limited to just 75 units, with just 150 tees available as well.
For more info about Harold Hunter Weekend, visit the website here.