Skateboarding with Diana

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I first started skateboarding a lot of years ago. It quickly became clear that I was not very good, and I decided to draw attention away from this sad fact by picking up a camera and filming or taking pictures of my friends who actually knew what they were doing with their skateboards. So, when I got a Diana it was inevitable that I would use it to take pictures of skateboardy things.

Learning how to film skateboarding videos taught me about the merits of the fisheye lens. When I saw that you could get a fisheye attachment for the Diana I snatched one up and started to hold the camera dangerously close to my skateboarding subjects, safe in the knowledge that I would not fail to capture any of the action.

Skateboarding and traveling has lead me to work in a few different skate parks in the United States. I met some excellent and tremendously talented people in these places, some of them even rode little kid bikes.

The following picture sums up what I have seen skateboarders on both sides of the Atlantic spend a lot of time doing as they attempt their tricks. You would be safe to assume that skateboardin’ ain’t easy.

written by nickmack on 2010-08-12 in #lifestyle #ramp #skate #skateboarding #skateboard #bicycle #bmx #diana

3 Comments

  1. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    Skateboarding + Diana = AWESOME
    i sk8 too and love taking sk8 shots with my Diana too =)
    www.lomography.com/homes/mikahsupageek/albums/1571420-portr…

  2. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    I'd love to shot skaters with my diana!

  3. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    You know, i've always found so far that I'm better at skateboarding than I am at taking pictures of it. Plus, it really, really burns through film.

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