I went through a skateboarding phase as a kid in Florida and was obsessed with watching Bones Brigade skate videos. I'm sure it wasn't their intent, but watching those videos made me wish I was in California where everything seemed so cool. Now I actually live in California. To be more specific, I live a few blocks away from where modern skateboarding started in Santa Monica and Venice Beach. So what does an adult, pretending that he's still a kid, who grew up dreaming about living in California do? He goes to Venice Beach and hangs out at the skate park pretending he can still skate like all the kids ripping it up out there.
Well, to be honest, I was never actually that great at skateboarding -- but I still love watching and of course snapping a few photos. I've been admiring the surf photography of Morgan Maassen lately and was inspired to try something a bit different. I got a few shots that work well together as a series this weekend.