Jake Darwen

September 12, 2022

Kiwi photographer and skateboarder Jake Darwen!

He’s an absolute legend on the board, behind the lens and most recently helped curate the aesthetic of Numeric over at New Balance as they’ve developed a seriously stacked team over the years.

We asked him a few quick questions ahead of his Nine Club episode which released today.

Hey Jake!

Where’s the best skate spot back home?
Aotea Square

What food do ya miss most from NZ?
I miss Burgerfuel the most! Or Pizza Barn in Waipu

What’s your favourite piece of kit in your camera bag at the moment?
My Nikon Fm2 is my favourite thing in my camera bag for sure!

New Balance - 440 High

New Balance just dropped a signature colourway of the Numeric 440 High’s as a representation of the hard work that he’s put in over the years. They feature a translucent sole, reflective detailing, and some cheeky kiwi insole art. Not to mention there’s a QR code linking through to a gallery of Jake’s work.

These shoes are absolutely beautiful so be sure to cop a pair before they’re gone, available at local skate shops throughout Aotearoa!

The Nine Club!

Wanting to know more than just what food Jake misses? How did he end up in the States shooting these incredible photos? Check out his Nine Club episode above and listen in as he sits down with Chris Roberts and co to discuss growing up in New Zealand, skateboarding, photography and more! We’re super stoked to tune in and learn more about the man behind the lens.