#128: Jerry Hsu - "The Beautiful Flower Is The World"

Jerry Hsu is an American professional skateboarder and photographer.

His newest photography book entitled “The Beautiful Flower Is The World”, depicts his fascination with life’s absurdities and showcases Hsu’s humorous approach to image making.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • When Yoshino challenged Hsu to a game of S-K-A-T-E

  • Growing up in San Jose, CA

  • Seeing things as a skateboarder, “skate vision”

  • His new book, “The Beautiful Flower Is The World”

  • His blog, “Nazi Gold”

  • The ethics of AI

  • Hsu’s skateboarding career

  • The influence of fellow skateboarders: Louie Barletta, Ed Templeton, Marc Johnson

  • Psychedelics

  • Films and Documentaries: Black Swan (Dir. Darren Aronofsky), Ex Machina (Dir. Alex Garland), Generation Wealth (Dir. Lauren Greenfield), Her (Dir. Spike Jonze)