WORDS AND PHOTOS: Tobin Yelland
I want to live for this line. I photograph to find reality. To somehow find something that s out there. The discovery of something in my face that I see and nobody else sees it quite that way and would soon forget that simple moment.
I bring it home in my pocket or camera, turn out the lights, develop it. A lot of the time it’s different than what I saw, somehow: maybe the light mostly, or maybe it’s blurry or something scratched.
Ako asked me to put together a selection of photos with some skate and some weird, some unpublished. I want to thank the subjects of these photos. In order of appearance: Julien Stranger, John Cardiel, Peter Huynh, Dave, Charlie Butterly, Jeff Pang, Tony Cox, Greg Hunt, Jason Lee, Brian Seber, Tony Trujillo, Peter Hewitt, Frank Gerwer, Wade Speyer, Harold Hunter, Harif Guzman, Mark Gonzales, Tony Trujillo, Ed Templeton, Jovontae Turner, Ethan Fowler, Jeff Pang, Paulo Diaz, Natas Kaupas, Chris Pastras, and Sean Young.