This weekend was pretty crazy for me. Super busy, no rest, and a whole lot of picture taking. On saturday I went down to Orange, CA to shoot the first Vans Amateur Pool Party. To those who aren’t familiar with skateboarding, this might sound strange. Pool and skating? But in the pool is actually where modern skateboarding was born with legends like Stacey Peralta, Jay Adams, and Tony Alva. If you haven’t you must watch the documentary Dog Town and Z-Boys now. Anyway, I digress, this event on Saturday was a showcase of the very best up and coming amateur vert skaters from around the world.
11 year old Sector 9 rider Cory Juneau was absolutely amazing, one of the most talented riders at the competition. Cory was first going into finals, but ended up finishing in fourth place. He had a bad fall in his first run, and never quite recovered.
One of my favorite shots of the day. Haden Anderson McKenna, front side air.
The athletes at this competition ranged from ten to twenty-seven and every single one of them ripped. I had so many shots it was almost impossible to narrow it down, I may post more if I get some time.
Things to look forward to:
Shots from local band Lovechild Zombie
Shots of my lovely friend miss Samantha Forcum
Shots from another week full of adventures!