Anti Style Icon: Steve Caballero
BELIEF “Nothing else really matters, not fame, fortune or possessions, just my relationship with God, his word and how we are to live our lives and treat people. I live two lives. I live a worldly life and I live a Godly, spiritual life, and it’s a battle to know which life to put more focus on. I think it’s a battle for everyone. I’m not going to lie, I still struggle with it: wanting to be rich, to be famous, to be noticed, but in the end all that stuff doesn't really matter.” HOT RODS “I always admired hot rods from afar, but didn't have the money to afford one. A friend was in a car club called the Road Zombies in Northern California. I hung out with him a lot and started reading his magazines. I fell in love with them and thought they were the coolest thing. I got more into the culture and where they came from. I love the way they sound, the way they smell, that they’re not really available everywhere, but when people put in a bit of creativity and TLC, they can bring something back to life that other people thought was junk. MOTORCYCLES “My attraction to motorcycles dates back to Evel Knievel’s days. Once I got some money from skateboarding I bought my first motorcycle, a 50cc Honda MB5, that I rode to school. Years went by and now I’m more into classics. I bought a 1963 BSA 650 Lightning, then I got two Norton 850 Commandos and a 1959 Ariel Square 4. I had a couple of boards in the nineties that related to what I was into, one with a dragon wearing a leather jacket and he’s on a BSA. The dragon has been a very iconic figure for me. It relates to me because I was born in 1964, the year of the dragon.” ART “I took art lessons in high school, but I didn’t take art really seriously in the eighties, because we already had artists doing stuff for us. About 15 or so years ago I started drawing in sketchbooks and developing a skill good enough to show. My style is all over the place. I want to learn every medium there is and incorporate it in paintings. It’s the same with skating. I’m not just a vert skater, I’m not just a street skater, or a bowl skater, I can skate all of them. I think that’s important if you want to excel in a certain area, and also not feel like you’re left out if you go to a certain spot.