Tag Archives: skateboard

skating by the sea

TJ Taiyo

Whenever work or play allows me to spend some time at my “west coast office”, I always make sure to shoot at the Venice Beach Skate Park–renowned for it’s beautiful design that ties in with the spectacular surrounding, as well as for the high level of skating by skaters of all ages. Here is a sample of the images I captured on a recent visit (click any image to open the full series in high resolution). Continue reading

skate like a girl (if you can)

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Skate Girls Tribe demonstrated that girls can do anything, as if any further proof was needed. At Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the women and girls of the tribe put on a show to impress as they found their line. #skatelikeagirl  Continue reading

finding a line

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Skate culture met high culture at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Running through 13 Sep 2015, the Kennedy Center’s Finding A Line explores the intersection of the skate subculture with music, art and media. It includes orchestral works, exhibitions, stage plays and, of course, skating in a park custom built for the event in the front plaza.  Continue reading

skating at sea

skaters, seagulls and sunsets

skaters, seagulls and sunsets

Anyone who has followed my work knows that I love shooting the skaters at the Venice Beach skate park. It started off simply as a technical challenge… to hone my ability to capture sharp, well composed images of rapid movement in multiple planes and directions simultaneously. On my most recent trip to California, my interest turned more toward mood than technique. Continue reading

skaters at venice beach

Over the Edge

On my last visit to LA, I was enthralled by the acrobatics on display at the skate park in Venice Beach. I snapped dozens of pics  Continue reading