Old School Skateboarding late 1980s Central California { 90 images } Created 2 Jan 2009

I first picked up a camera in 1987 to photograph my friends skateboarding in California's Central Valley. My mother decided to start a skateboard shop that summer and at age 13 I was in charge of ordering skateboards, t-shirts, stickers and pretty much whatever the shop needed. About this time I saw an album of skateboarding photographs and decided to make my own series of skateboarders. Not knowing anything about photography I began looking at photos in skateboarding magazines and began to read books about the art and science of photography.

These images are from those couple years I photographed skateboarders and learned how to be a photographer.
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