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.
Every skateboard deck tells a story, whether you’re looking at used ones laying around in someone’s garage or look at the sealed boards at your skate shop. Sometimes you look at one of your own decks and remember all of the experiences it has accompanied you through. The more you stare at it, the more […]
Chris Joslin is a monster! By now, you have heard of him. Joslin first made a big splash in skateboarding by skating to Barracuda by Heart in the 2014 Plan B True video (Where’s the B/S Flip Sheckler?!). Here he went on to raise the bar for what tech-gnar could be. It wasn’t surprising to […]