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.