I've known Cam a few years now. He started out emailing me photos asking for advice. His work was good from the start so there was never too much to pull him up on and I mainly just tried to be encouraging cause I know how valuable that can be when you're cutting your teeth. Now this guy has a full set of molars and I'm lucky if I get one of those emails so I can see what the hell is really going on in the modern world of skate photography. Cam is in the streets every day with a gang of shredders, pushing himself with his craft as hard as his bros are shredding. And speaking of shredding, Cam gets down too. I don't just mean he can do a 360 flip and tailslide a curb like most of us, he can really fuck shit up! It's probably why he's so good at shooting skate photos: You gotta be a lion to capture a lion! —Dave Chami
Name: Cameron Markin
Hometown: Numeralla, Australia
First camera: As a wee youngin' I'd always have disposable cameras thanks to my parents. At 13, I hijacked my dad’s Fujifilm Finepix m603 (look them up; they're hilarious).
First skate photo shot: In 2011, I bought my first DSLR, had some shitty speedlights on the ground, etc. It was of some kid ollieing off a roof who later went on to steal my girlfriend at the time. A year later, in November 2012, Charley Fester lipslid this crazy roller coaster rail which wound up being my first in print.
Camera Gear: Bunch of stuff, but it's all about the 50mm.
Favorite subject: My friends.
Favorite trick to shoot: Backside noseblunts (on anything) are the Animal Chin of trick selection.
Favorite photographer: Dave Chami, the wizard of all things creative.