Discussing Becky Factory with Sam Salganik

Reading an interview on a new board brand is little bit like meeting an old friend down the skatepark, but after they’ve found their true spirit animal. This new loafer wearing, white vested chap once skated D3’s and mesh caps down Yate skatepark. Likewise, when we spoke to Sam Salganik, the NYC based filmer and artist who is responsible for Krooked’s Gnar Gnar (2007) & Naughty (2008) edits, we were delighted to discover that he has been working on a company with Eli Reed, and that this company has a notably fresh ethos too. We would like to introduce you to Becky, our new (FEMALE) friend.

How is Eli Reed involved with Becky Factory?

He’s entirely curled around it.

What is it like working with Eli?

The bomb. We don’t share the same parents – nonetheless, he’s been my brother for over ten years.  A true ladies man, and a gift to the dance floor. If you desire to see him on his toes you can study his moves at the @beckyfactory Instagram.

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Why did you start the brand?

To heal my wounds.

What were your wounds caused by?

An unprincipled attack on my rep. The story involves two unsophisticated cosmopolitans having relations with a football. That’s my story I can’t draw it any better.

Where does the name come from?

From a religious activity.

Where does the girl theme come from? (you have boards named Junie and Emily)

And two other caring girls – Lisa and Christiane.

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On that theme, do you like Girl, Hookups, and Bianca?

I haven’t made up my mind.

Who did the legs Instagram logo?

Some guy on a trip.

Who rides for the brand?

A few chaps that are known to hold court on occasion.

What do you want to do with Becky Factory?

I’m just here to attend to her wants and needs.

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Does she have a sister?

Maybe a sorority sister.

Who do you imagine Becky will appeal to?

Anyone who is aroused by her.

There seems to be a very sexual subtext to the company. How did that come about?

E.E. Cummings poetry.

What other writers/artists are you into?

Any that can find their way by moonlight.

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Interview by Daryl Mersom. Give him a follow @fakiehillbomb.
Photos courtesy of Sam Salganik

 

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