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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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In Photos, Wild In The Streets LA

*All images ©Phil Blair, 2011. If you want to post, use, or republish these photos in any way, please get in touch with me before doing so. thanks Р

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Welcome to My Blog’s New Home!

My old Blogger address has served me well for the past few years, but in the interest of increased creative and technical control, and maybe a touch more professionalism, I have built this new blog in WordPress from the ground up to serve my needs. I’m happy that you have found your way here to [...]

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Tutorial: DIY Sandbags

This post is a break from the normal kind of content I post here, but one that I thought might be helpful to fellow photographers and filmmakers who have a bit of DIY spirit in them.I now live in California but I grew up in Chicago, and while most true Chicagoans know that our Windy [...]

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Summer Recap

Peter over at rEvolution waded through gigs and gigs of Adam and G’s footage from this summer and condensed it into this clip. Check it out

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Summer on the Road

Between graduating from college in Chicago, moving out of my apartment there, and a day later hitting the road on a tour that has me in a new city nearly every day, this blog has had a bit of a dry spell. That said, my photos and I have been anything but absent from the [...]

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Finishing College and Summer Plans

Today is April 15th, which for most people means it’s Tax Day, but for me it means that I have exactly one month until I graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. I am realizing that the last semester of college is the antithesis to the last semester of high [...]

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Jay Reilly’s Lifestyle Work and Why I’m Making Cheesy Photos

While trying to shoot more lifestyle stuff for my book (which needs to be completed before my rapidly approaching graduation date!) I have been looking at a lot of lifestyle work from skate photographers, whether they would label it lifestyle or not, as well as photographers who specialize in that type of work outside of [...]

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Skateboarder Portraits

It is my last semester of college so I am making my best effort to round out my portfolio and make it the best it can be. When I visited some photo editors out in California I was reminded more than once of the glaring hole in my portfolio – portraits. So, this semester I [...]

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On the Road

For about two weeks now I have been gone from the icy Chicago winter on a western adventure. Tucker Phillips, Paul Stacey and I piled into my Cr-V and just drove. You can check out our trip thus far and keep up with the rest over at

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