Jordan Standley: Skateboarding, Filming, and the Texalona Series.
Growing up in the Dallas skateboarding community, you tend to run into a lot of really great and creative people that you would have otherwise never gotten the chance to meet outside of the skate world. This has spawned a really great atmosphere of friendships and personal growth that I'll probably never fully appreciate as much as I know that I should. Regardless, I am cognizant (at least a little) of that fact, which is why I'm always so excited to meet Dallas locals who shape our society like filmer/filmmaker, Jordan Standley.
I first met Jordan at the Texalona premiere a few years back at the iconic Texas Theatre. The videos concept seemed really interesting. The premise was described to me as being a mixture of clips from not only my home state of Texas, but also the city of every skateboarders dream: Barcelona, Spain.
I attended with my friend James Daniels and arrived to find a packed theatre. The video met and even exceeded my expectations. I shook hands with Jordan, but that would be the end of communication for a few years.
Fast forward to a month or so ago when I saw that Texalona 2 was coming out. I began promoting on a small scale the release of Texalona 2. I was beyond excited, but for personal reasons I was unable to make it to this premiere. I met up with Jordan during a skate sesh last week to purchase the video and support his creative mind. We got to talking and I really wanted to write an article about him and his relationship to skateboarding in general.