The feeling of some skateboarding sessions is genuinely one of a kind, and sometimes you want to capture that magic. The right photo can capture just that. When it comes to pictures and skateboarding, shooting tricks can be challenging. Barely anything works first try, and you have to shoot the photo at the right time.
While multiple attempts are common in skateboarding, they aren’t in instant photography. Having just one go for each photo, waiting for it to develop, and not knowing how to photo looks like for ten minutes, shooting Polaroid pictures doesn’t seem like the ideal choice for skateboarding. To me, shooting photos isn’t about getting the sickest trick on film, rather about capturing the moment and the vibe of how it feels to be around.
I started to read up on instant photography during summer this year (2020) and bought my first camera in June. So far, I’ve been getting exciting results, and it’s a lot of fun to bring out the camera on any occasion. I don’t go for a walk or to the skate session without my Polaroid anymore. If this sounds interesting to you, you can save 10% by buying your Polaroid starter pack using this link.
This year is the first release of my annual Polaroid Skate Collection. Since I’ve got this camera for only half of this year, there are fewer photos for this release. Future Collections will feature more (and hopefully better, lol) shots.
Before we went on our extended break, I had reached out to Brian about possibly reviewing old skate shoes for the sake of skating shoes I wish I had bought previously. After skating them, I realized that it’d been seven years since my last Converse review, which all fit well.
In episode number two of the second season of the SkatePunk Podcast, we’re talking about everything but skateboarding for the first twenty minutes. Shortly after, the topics get more skating-related, as we’re discussing influences in our skateboarding and our aspirations to be influencers (NOT THAT SOCIAL-MEDIA-LOOK-AT-MY-FANCY-SPONSORS-INFLUENCER-THING) ourselves. If you want to be a guest on…
I want to start by calling myself out and saying these may count as cheating. The Emerica Pillar comes with leather, and Emerica hasn’t put out many of these in leather.The Emerica Pillar has a vulcanized sole and is available as a mid or high-top shoe. As a fan of the Blazer from Nike, I…