Camera Gear Used: "Just the usual stuff."
The Skateboard Mag 153 - Contents
Tell us a little bit about yourself as a photographer.
Not much to say verbally. Just a bunch of random thoughts about photography in my head.
I graduated photo college in the summer of ’97. My parents asked what I wanted to do with myself when I was in high school and I said either a photographer or UPS man. I’ve been contracted with Nike SB for a bit now and I’m super appreciative of that. I’ve been in LA coming up quickly on three years now so most of the shooting has been here or on trips. All I ever wanted to do was skate and travel with my friends, and thankfully it’s happened. Being in Atlanta with Justin Brock, David Clark, Grant Taylor, and Dan Plunkett helped me a shit ton. Love those guys.
What was your plan for July 9, 2016?
No real plan. We were in Berlin on a normal skate trip for some video projects and I didn’t want to put anybody out or commit too much. We just did our day as normal.
Would you consider July 9 to be a pretty typical day in skateboarding for you?
Absolutely. Sometimes you’re with a bunch of people, sometimes only one. You just go out and cruise around to spots and try to make shit happen while having fun.
Explain your approach to shooting that day.
To not make it “work.”
Who was your July 9 MVP?
Malto, for sure. Tied for second was Scuba and Jan, though.
What is your favorite image that you shot that day and why?
I guess the triptych of Sean 360 flipping out of the dish because there have been some insane things that have been done into and out of that thing and this is just Sean having fun blasting out of it.
Do you have any upcoming projects or plans, and where can we see more of your work?
There is some random stuff going on but nothing to talk about yet. Just shot a little lookbook thing with Kingswell Skateshop and Nike and I think there will be something going on at Kingswell on November 12 for that. Website, Tumblr, and Instagram are places you could go to look at stuff.
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