Clement is from Bretagne, which, in case you didn’t know, is the French region with the most alcoholics (next to le Nord-Pas-De-Calais of course), and I wouldn’t say this reflects much about Clem. But it’s also no accident either. Clem will be your best nightmare for multiple reasons, one being that he’s always down to grab “une mousse” (a cold one), no matter the conditions, even at 3 o’ clock in the morning in the middle of bumfuck nowhere, where you’ll hear him repeat more than 30 times that he’s getting “touché" (tipsy), aka his funniest state. Then after a few more he eventually reaches what he calls “auto-pilot mode,” where anything can happen, but what usually just makes for the best stories of the night. Apart from that, besides being a talented skate photographer, he’s also one of the most determined skateboarders that I know, and watch out because he’ll definitely be way more hell-bent than you to land a trick! Do not let him try anything himself before shooting your photo, otherwise you’ll be watching him trying until the sun goes down, pants ripped and on the verge of a crisis, and you’ll have no choice but to have a trip to the bar afterwards to celebrate the trick or console the failure. And you know how that story ends! —Joseph Biais
Name: Clément Le Gall
Hometown: LANNION (Côtes d'Armor, France)
First camera: Canon Eos 33V.
First skate photo shot: Dany Hamard, backside tail
Camera Gear: Canon 7D mark II, Canon 70-200mm 4, 50mm 1.4, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4, Canon fisheye 8-15mm, Elinchrom Quadra Hybrid, Quantum Q-Flash, Canon Speedlite 580ex II
Favorite subject: Jérôme Chevallier or Hugo Maillard.
Favorite trick to shoot: An ollie one foot, well stretched.
Favorite photographer: Brian Gaberman, Sem Rubio, Jake Darwen, Cameron Strand, Grant Brittain.