THE RAD ONE is longest ongoing project and something I truly love working on. I just released issue 15 which is the biggest issue yet. There are over 50 new photos in here for everyone to see/download/share.Read More
Skateboarding is a unique beast in the respect that sometimes there are photos that never see the light of day. Promises are made to go back and land the trick, but depending on the integrity of the photographer, tricks that aren’t landed aren’t run. At least we hope that’s the way people do things. That’s the standard of ethics we adhere to. When Colin tried this he had freshly broken his collarbone. There were pins in his shoulder as he rolled toward this 18 stair rail with a 2 story drop on the other side.
As you can see things did not go exactly as planned. Skate photos are generally run with a sort of inferred outcome, but today I’ll show the actual result.
A post to let everyone know that the portfolio page has been updated. Here Drew Etzkorn FS hurricanes a barrier at the famed KHVT DIY skatepark in St. Louis, MO. The bridge is scheduled to be demolished sometime this year and I am in the process of archiving images to remember the project. I am considering turning the project into a coffee table book.Read More
This zine has been my main focus as of late. Skateboard photography has been my passion for a very long time and this will always be a meaningful project to me. Thirteen issues strong and many many more to come. Thank you.Read More
Sometimes it’s very necessary to revisit photos I’ve shot in the past. Whether it’s new techniques I’ve learned or just changes in my evolving style as a photographer I find it cathartic to reprocess old images. This is a shot from 2010 that I don’t recall ever doing much with. To induce some nostalgia for myself I gave it a nice B/W treatment.
Jay was one of the first people I met when I first made the trip to Arizona in January. We both had the “midwest accent.” He moved to Tempe from Chicago just as I did from St. Louis. We could both appreciate the weather as being damn near perfect. Here he is at the Cesar Chavez skate plaza. BS Five 0 fakie against a mountain back drop and a couple hefty bonelesses.
woogz definitely put a hurtin’ on this spot. These are just a few of about 7 tricks he did over this rail.Read More
I’m new to the southwest. It’s a dusty place. It’s also beautiful…so it’s a pretty fair trade off. Above there are two images. One is a “white” piece of paper. The exposure has been pushed pretty heavily in a multitude of directions to display the disgusting state my camera’s sensor is in before cleaning. The second is a photo of patterns in the dust itself. So I suppose this post is about perspective. The thing that’s my foe in one frame is my friend in the next.