Author Archives: PhilBlair

Clive Dixon, Boardslide in Long Beach, CA

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

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.

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Tearsheets: Terence Goddard in America, Pt. 1

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 [...]

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Lifestyle and Product Photos for AMBIG Clothing

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 [...]

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Tear Sheet for Rip Curl Australia

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 [...]

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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.

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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. [...]

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New Website at

  Head over to my website at 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 [...]

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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

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 [...]

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