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Your favorite skate photos of all time
« on: September 04, 2020, 07:34:07 AM »
I have some photos from years prior to these that meant a lot to me, but these are my faves that are really etched in my brain. I have other favorites from 86-90 that my kid self loves, but 34 years into skating, these are the ones I always go back and look at still.

Mullen - the angle, lighting and that era:


Wade Speyer - the gear, the hands, the style. Lighting (recurring theme in my faves):


Jason Rogers - loved H-Street. I had those shoes, thought this was the sickest photo. had on my wall for years


Frankie Hill - there was an old rail shot I loved, but this one always stuck out because of the close up of the flip.


Jason Lee - I tried to copy the clothes he had in this, but my parents didn't buy me shit so I had a light grey Powell shirt I would wear to go with my army green pants. I was extremely psyched that Lee rode Indys


Klein - There were 2 older pics of Jeremy that I really love but the flip on this was just awesome. And the shape of the board. I tried to copy Jeremy's trick selection a lot. 14 year old me was bummed that he did not ride Indys because I wanted us to have more in common. The mind of a 14 year old.


Jordan Richter - The lighting, the trick, the hands, feet on the edge. Small wheels. I also thought it looked cool because he want's really wearing "skate gear" or something. Cool photo


Way - That era, spot, the angle, the shoes, the trick. Sick!


Guy - Always liked the way this one looks. Seeing those Ventures was cool. The face and the trick


Sheffey - enough said


Lennie - I am a huge Lennie fan


Heath - the colors of the black and red, the trick, the background.


Gino - Love the switch flip, the shoes, the flip of the board, the background, and recall thinking his tattoo looked neat also.


Cardiel - Wide shot to see the spot, Cardiel's style. The man

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 07:51:17 AM »
Also I have 3 favorite pictures of Lotti (sue me)






There were also some old shots of Blender and Miller that really blew me away in 1987.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 02:34:00 PM »

RIP to a legend.
Something about this photo of Jeff evokes all that was gnar about late 80s vert skating.
The height.
The inverted position in air.
The expression.
The famous locale (Cedar Crest).
I have a lot of faves and THIS one is for sure up there towards the top of my list.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 03:32:02 PM »
That Gino one posted definitely is up there, as always you have great taste boomer. Any wade photo is gold as well. These just come off the top of my head. That sheffey photo is what made me start running only four bolts to a board.









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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 10:11:06 PM »
Paying homage to the legends on both sides of the camera, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most influential skateboard photographers of all time; from the now-iconic pioneers who documented the sport’s first steps visit myprepaidcenter
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 04:50:04 AM »


I love this one. Mike O'Meally is meant to be super sound, too.

I bought the print of this when Skin did the auction three years ago in Swansea.




I really enjoyed the series with Leo Sharp shooting with Leo Valls on the article  'Skateurbanism' by Kingpin.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 08:18:52 AM »

the shoes, the hair, the spot, the ftc sticker


one of the most photogenic tricks done by one of the most stylish pros ever


i remember seeing this photo for the first time and thinking it was a bs 180 nosegrind


another one of my all-time favorite styles


had to include a photo of gino as well, i also love the switch flip over the hydrant sequence

edit: how could i forget about this gem

« Last Edit: September 14, 2020, 05:45:21 AM by roba »
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 07:32:57 PM »
always a fan of lil rob


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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 11:07:52 AM »
sick thread. all the Hensley Stuff shot by Sturt but this one for the win:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLIQnylto0/

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2020, 12:29:26 PM »
really bummed the day I posted in this thread, the website skateboardingstartswithes.com got deleted and I can't find the picture (circa 1997) where eric koston is doing a frontside air on a vert ramp. Anybody have that photo?

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2020, 12:59:09 PM »
really bummed the day I posted in this thread, the website skateboardingstartswithes.com got deleted and I can't find the picture (circa 1997) where eric koston is doing a frontside air on a vert ramp. Anybody have that photo?

Chops might have it posted on Chromeball

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2020, 08:42:39 AM »
sick thread. all the Hensley Stuff shot by Sturt but this one for the win:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLIQnylto0/

Had that on my wall for years as a teenager

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2020, 05:57:54 PM »
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sick thread. all the Hensley Stuff shot by Sturt but this one for the win:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLIQnylto0/
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Had that on my wall for years as a teenager

ok boomer, have you read that Brennand Schoeffel interview on chromeball? He talks about watching Hensley get the photo:

My next question. Because I know you’re in the background there.
 
Yeah, that’s Steve Ortega, myself and Tim Hadden, who’s nickname was Ned. Another Vista guy, he did Assault Skateboards.
That’s right there on the 805. Dan found that one, too. Of course. We’d gone by that thing a million times but it never even dawned on us to try skating it.
But what people don’t understand about that photo — what Matt is doing there is far scarier and gnarlier than you could ever imagine. Because the concrete on that thing was so rough. There was really no way you could skate on it.

So how did that happen?
 
Dan, over the course of a week or two, gathered up 4 x 8 sheets of plywood and hoisted them up there. Laying them all down like you see. But you needed a 10 or 15-foot ladder at the base in order to get up there. Somehow, Dan would climb up there on his own with all that wood and lay everything out so we could skate it. I still don’t understand how he did it.
But the thing is, that plywood wasn’t secured to anything. So anytime you stopped or moved, it would all slide around. I could barely even roll up the thing without totally freaking out. I remember doing the tiniest ollie… I was sure that I was about to slide off the edge and die. But Matt ripped it, which was crazy to watch. And that photo is just classic.
Nobody knew that I was in the background in that one either, which is rad.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2020, 09:56:28 PM »
this thread rules. i dig that nearly all the photos are from a "different era" than the one we're in. 

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2020, 08:10:34 AM »
Chris Miller:

(Lucero in the back)


Lance Mountain:
Look at the fucking dust coming off the PVC and what an angle

favorite Lance graphic, great tweak. I always did Indy stickers like that on my helmet cuz of Lance!


Neil!


Jim Thiebaud
As a fellow bandana wearer.. loved this. The sweatpants, the trick, the setup, the background

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2020, 10:43:44 AM »
http://www.instagram.com/p/CFL8YopMBOD/
http://www.instagram.com/p/CEtm2mmlIfx/
http://www.instagram.com/p/CCq0Mv0IQu9/

In 89 maybe 90 I was at another kid's apartment and he had some skateboarding magazines. I didn't skate yet, I was a comix weirdo and was probably there to trade. I saw a Natas photograph that really drew me in. I'm not sure which specific Natas picture it was - I think it was one of the above wallrides or where it looks like he's on the fence - and I tripped out on how much the image of Natas resembled one of Spiderman. The wall aspect obviously but also the hyper-emphasized body language - the dramatic posturing of limbs and digits coiled or extended. I'm sure other skaters saw the correlation and have commented on it before. Until recently I'd forgotten about its effect on me and how magical skateboarding photographs are.

http://www.instagram.com/p/CFawbl2hmTf/
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2020, 12:03:57 PM »






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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2020, 05:44:28 PM »


My first transworld . Kept it up in my room for years and years

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2020, 06:27:02 PM »


My first transworld . Kept it up in my room for years and years

that was my first transworld, too.  back when they were phat af.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2020, 11:52:13 PM »
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2020, 09:32:10 AM »
Lovely. Jake Johnsonchanged things.
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2020, 07:10:04 AM »
There are so many classic BA and Hubba Hideout pics, but this is probably my favorite.


More recently, I find myself staring at this one for prolonged periods every time it pops up.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2020, 01:17:43 PM »
oster always had some great pics. These are in my brain permanently.  I would've posted BA at hubba hideout but i was too slow!
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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2020, 06:36:38 PM »

Blown away when I found out who shot it. Made me a bigger fan of Lance and Guy.


This sequence and kit...Pink stains are the best and the red/green combo is perfect.

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2020, 08:37:46 PM »
This is my favorite photo I think

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Re: Your favorite skate photos of all time
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2020, 05:49:46 AM »

Blown away when I found out who shot it. Made me a bigger fan of Lance and Guy.


This sequence and kit...Pink stains are the best and the red/green combo is perfect.

2 of my favorites also!