Clive Dixon, Boardslide in Long Beach, CA

Clive Dixon, Boardslide, Long Beach, CA. Photo by Phil Blair

Sometimes you shoot a photo and the next day that same trick comes out in someone else’s video part, so then that photo lives on your computer’s desktop for another 8 or 9 months before finally popping up on your blog. Here is a photo like that of Clive Dixon. Thanks anyway, Clive!

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Tearsheets: Terence Goddard in America, Pt. 2

Terence Goddard, Frontside Heelflip, San Francisco, CA - Photo by Phil Blair. Published in SBC Magazine

The great guys up at Blue Tile Lounge recently had an article in the Spring 2012 issue of SBC Magazine detailing their 15 year history. I’m stoked that this photo I shot of Terence Goddard in San Francisco rounded out the retrospective.

Terence Goddard, Frontside Heelflip, San Francisco, CA - Photo by Phil Blair. Published in SBC Magazine

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Tearsheets: Terence Goddard in America, Pt. 1

Terence Goddard, Hurricane, Norwalk, CA - Photo by Phil Blair. Published in King Shit Magazine

I have had screenshots of a couple tearsheets featuring Terence Goddard sitting on my desktop for quite some time now, so I thought it’s about time to share them with anyone who missed them in print. The first one was available to view in the magazine’s online version, which is what you see above, but I’m glad that I actually got to see this one in print because this mag still uses quality materials in their print edition, and it was amazing to see (and feel) this photo cover two of their thick, glossy pages as the Contents spread. Here is the original photo:

Terence Goddard, Hurricane, Norwalk, CA - Photo by Phil Blair. Published in King Shit Magazine

Terence Goddard, Hurricane, Norwalk, CA - Photo by Phil Blair. Published in King Shit Magazine

Check back soon for another recent tear of Terence!

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Lifestyle and Product Photos for AMBIG Clothing

Clive Dixon, AMBIG Clothing, Photo ©Phil Blair, 2011
I’ve been out skating with the guys from AMBIG Clothing quite a bit lately, so when their Fall 2012 samples started rolling in they asked me to work on some photos of the new line. In addition to shooting everything flat for the print catalog and website, I also got a few lifestyle images that AMBIG is starting to use.

Clint Walker and Sean Conover, AMBIG Clothing, © Phil Blair 2011

In the video below from the recent AGENDA Trade Show in Long Beach, AMBIG’s own Mr. Brian Young previews the Fall ’12 line, and if you look closely you can see the two photos above printed and hanging in AMBIG’s booth, along with the denim wash-guide that I shot.

AMBIG has some really rad folks working and skating for them, so spend your pennies on their threads and support the little guy in skateboarding! Follow along with them on Facebook and Tumblr.

 

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Tear Sheet for Rip Curl Australia

Heath Clark, Tear Sheet, Rip Curl Australia, Photo By Phil Blair

Heath Clark, Frontside Noseslide for Rip Curl Australia - Photo by Phil Blair

After a 16ish-hour flight over the Pacific from Sydney to LAX Heath Clark and Josh Backman made their way to a hostel in Inglewood, but it only took a few days for them to decide it was worth the extra charge to relocate to a motel in Huntington Beach. Fortunately we were able to link up shortly after and get them onto my floor for a few days. During those days Josh and Heath were down to skate whatever I put in front of them and we wound up with a solid handful of photos, one of which just got run in an ad for Rip Curl Australia in the newest issue of SLAM Magazine. Here’s the original photo:

Heath Clark, Frontside Noseslide, Photo by Phil Blair

Heath Clark, Frontside Noseslide, Photo by Phil Blair

Way to go, Heath! Come back State-side anytime. Thanks, Rip Curl!

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Steven Farmer in Santa Ana, CA

Motor-biking vagrant and all around good dude Steven Farmer is as much a regular as this blog has seen, with his one-man tear around UCLA last fall, and a San Diego Barley Grind shortly after. Here he is again, continuing to wander southern California on two wheels, while shredding on four.

Steven Farmer, Lipslide, Santa Ana, California. Photo by Phil Blair

Steven Farmer, Lipslide, Santa Ana, California. Photo by Phil Blair

Steven Farmer, Photo by Phil Blair

Steven Farmer, Photo by Phil Blair

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2 Old Ones of Quel

My buddies over at Hometown Heroes posted a video part that just went up from Nashville ripper Myquel Haddox, which reminded me of a few photos we shot back in the day. These are from the days when I was still living in Chicago, and making the 8-hour trek down I-65 to Nashville pretty regularly.

Myquell Haddox, 360 Flip, Nashville, TN. Photo by Phil Blair

Myquell Haddox, 360 Flip, Nashville, TN. 2007

Myquell Haddox, Pop Shuv, Nashville, TN. Photo by Phil Blair

Myquell Haddox, Pop Shuv, Nashville, TN. 2008

Quel was always good, but he’s definitely stepped it up recently, so check out this video part below and see the tricks he has gotten over these couple spots in the 3-4 years since I shot these photos.

Quel Haddox – Nolo Nashville from Music City on Vimeo.

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New Website at www.PhilBlairPhoto.com

 

screen shot of the all new PhilBlairPhoto.com
Head over to my website at www.PhilBlairPhoto.com and check out all the updates that have gone on! The layout is all new, the galleries no longer incorporate Flash which allows them to load MUCH faster and operate smoothly on desktops and mobile devices alike, and most importantly almost every photo within in the Skateboard and Product galleries are brand new.

This site is definitely a work in progress and will be updated with new photos regularly. To be privy to those updates, check back here on the blog often(may I recommend subscribing via EMail or RSS?), as I will post every new photo on here as it gets added to the galleries. In the meantime, check out what is there, and if you like, pass it on to a friend! Thanks!
 

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Preview of New Product Portfolio

I am currently working on building an all new website, as well creating lots of fresh portfolio work to show on it. Here is one of those images:

Lots more coming very soon…

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2 Ads for the Emerica Laced

Emerica Laced advertisement, Photographed by Phil Blair, October '11 Thrasher Magazine

Two photos that I shot some time ago for Emerica showed up this month in ads for their shoe, The Laced. I’m not sure who shot Figgy’s Switch Back Smith, but I shot the shoes for both. The ad up top can be seen in the October ’11 issue of Thrasher and the one down below is the opening spread in Issue 91 of The Skateboard Mag. Both magazines are on newsstands now.

Emerica Laced advertisement, Photographed by Phil Blair

 

 

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