london now, the skater: levent james tanju

Founder of Palace Skateboards, Lev Tanju is surely one of the coolest guys in the game. When he's not busy managing his company, maintaining his blog and creating skate films, he somehow finds time to grab his board and head out into the streets that...

by i-D Team
08 April 2014, 2:30pm

Levent Tanju

What do you do and why do you do it?     
I do skateboarding stuff because it makes me happy.

What's the best thing about being a young creative living and working in London?
London is my favourite city in the world, there are so many amazing people doing good shit for themselves rather than doing it to be cool.

What's the worst thing? 
Nothing really I love everything about London.

What are your favourite things to do/places to go for inspiration?
I like the V&A and South Bank.

Why do you think London rocks? 
hahaahaha I dunno duuuude!


Photography Angelo Pennetta 
Styling Victoria Young 

Hair Tracie Cant at Premier Hair and Make-up using Bumble and bumble
Make-up Lauren Parsons at Premier Hair and Make-up using Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition and S 2014
Photography assistance Jack Day, Liz Seabrook
Styling assistance Andrew Glover, Florence Arnold, Laetitia Mannessier
Make-up assistance Cory Deking, Sophia Lauren, Hannah Wilson
Hair assistance Candice Edwards, Sabrina Lefebvre, Liv Holst
Photography production Lucie Newbegin and Lydia Garde at MAP
Set production Sylvia Farago Ltd
Processing Bayeux
Retouching OUTPUT

Special thanks to Lavish locations, David Bieda and Prolighting London

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