Lloyd’s Skateboarding on Russian Website

So much is going on in my life right now that I have a hard time sorting it all out, much less writing about it. I’ve started backing away from publicity ops because they take so much time, but I did one “media thing” last week before my shoulder operation because I thought the photographer and the project were so cool.

   I met Vladimir Yakovlev at Trouble Coffee in San Francisco. He was here from Moscow photographing people for his book The Age of Happiness, 70-100 year olds who are active and lively. The Russian version sold 5000 copies (a $50 book) in the first month in Russia.) Now he’s about to publish an English version in the USA. It’s a stunning book.

   This was such a great guy to work with. He shot a bunch of photos, and I loved his photographic-journalistic instincts. Now here is a journalist! (See Wikipedia on him here.)

   He and a friend came out here yesterday. A wonderful visit, to meet people from such a different part of the world, yet to be so completely in sync.

   Some photos and some of our conversation just appeared on Vladimir’s website here. To see other people on the website, click here.

   For The Age of Happiness on Facebook, click here.

Photo: Vladimir Yakovelev

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Lloyd’s Skateboarding on Russian Website

  1. Lloyd – put the english version in your blog when it comes out, eh? as a 60 year old, I'm happy to get all the positive images of the years to come that I can!

  2. Lloyd,
    here is a new gadget camera. You could capture more of your exploits yourself…

    The 3rd Person View is an action camera mount that you wear on your body to capture all of your action-packed fun. Unlike other action camera setups, though, it also films you as you enjoy your adventure

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