Monthly Archives: March 2007

Shields Skate Park

For those of you that don’t know me, I grew up skateboarding (1980′s), and it was a HUGE part of my life for several years. It wasn’t a hobby, it was more of a lifestyle for me. This was back when skateboarding wasn’t nearly as cool as it is today. I even started my own skateboarding magazine called Zoom Lens, which later became Fish Eye. Anyway, every few years or so I seem to get back into it again. With a little nudging from my friend Chico, I am once again hooked. We have been going to Shields Skate Park once a week and am slowly, and sometimes painfully, getting back into the swing of things. I don’t remember it hurting quite this much back in the day! I hope to start taking more and more skate photographs too, when time permits. This is actually how I got started in photography in the first place. It’s nice to get back to my roots and rekindle my passion for it.
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This guy Mike is SO good! The first time I saw him skate I was anxious to photograph him. He’s got such great style.

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This isn’t from Shields, but I thought I would throw it in anyway. This is me cruising down the street. I was a little nervous putting my camera so close to the cement on a moving skateboard, but then again, I’ve put my camera in much more dangerous situations before!

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