Yo Adrian! Heelflip Boardslide

Photograph © Phil Blair, 2011. No use without permission. Adrian McCoy, Heelflip Boardslide, Anaheim, CaliforniaAdrian McCoy, Heelflip-Boardslide. Photo © Phil Blair, 2011.

 

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Go Skateboarding Day pt. 2, Mike Piwowar, Switch Back Tail

Mike Piwowar, Switch Back Tail, Los Angeles CA, Photo by Phil Blair

After pushing halfway across LA my old legs wanted no part of street skating, but there were a few more energetic folks who were still up for it, so I settled in and manned the camera. Even with the longest day of the year at our disposal, Mike couldn’t quite put away the trick that he wanted for this spot before it got dark, but I was plenty content that for Mike a Switch Back Tail is a warm-up trick.

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In Photos, Wild In The Streets LA

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

Wild In The Streets LA, Photo by Phil Blair

*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 – Phil@PhilBlairPhoto.com

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The Bledsoe Mid: Last Shoe of the Season

Tyler Bledsoe Mid, Photo by Phil Blair

Etnies Footwear just launched a mini-site for Tyler Bledsoe and his new pro model, the Bledsoe Mid. The photo on that page, seen above, was the final pair of shoes that I shot during this past season. I really love being in the studio for Sole Tech, but while I am between shooting for the Spring ’12 and Fall ’12 catalogs, I am definitely welcoming the free time to build my portfolio, update my site, and most of all, get out and skate!
Thanks, Eric and everyone at Sole Tech for another season! And everyone click the photo above to check out Tyler’s new shoe!

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AJax, Smith Grind

I have been mostly keeping busy in the studio the past few weeks, the work from which I should be able to show soon, but I did manage to get this photo of AJax on our most recent day out.

Aaron Johnson, Front Smith, Long Beach, California

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Skateboard Mag, Fresh Crops

The fine folks down in Solana Beach hooked me up again, this time with a full 10-photo feature in their Fresh Crops. I’m stoked to have my photos up there, and also stoked for all the guys I have shot with that they are getting seen. Big thanks to The Skateboard Mag, and to everyone who has given me the chance to photograph them!

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Featured on SkateboardMag’s Photofile


A couple photos that I shot last summer were featured on The Skateboard Mag’s website in their monthly photo feature, Photofile. One of Clint Walker that you have seen, and one of Ke’Chaud That you probably have not, so go see them both at TheSkateboardMag.com.

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Brendan Herling, Over the Fence and Across the Gap

Schools in California, mostly due to the enormous difference in climate, are laid out very differently than those in most of the rest of the country, in that their hallways are essentially outdoor sidewalks. So while no one could ever skate that otherwise-perfect, carpeted rail inside my high school, a similar walkway in California would be concrete and perfectly skateable. This means, for skateboarders, there are a lot of spots here, but unfortunately they are almost always surrounded by a very tall fence.
Brendan Herling, Crooked Grind
To get to this ledge-across-gap we had to hop a very pointy 10-foot fence. Big thanks to everyone who helped haul my excessive amounts of gear over said fence, and an even bigger thanks to the cop who watched us climb back out when we were done and didn’t say a word.

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Steven Webb, Crooked Grind


Days with warm weather and clear skies are plentiful here in California. Here’s a Crooked Grind from such a day back in February.

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Steven Farmer: A Barley Grind and An Interview

My good buddy and motorcycle-riding vagrant, Steven Farmer has an interview up on his hometown shop’s blog. Steven is a trooper and always fun to skate with. Hopefully he gets a place to live soon so he can focus more on shredding and not on how to get a roof over his head each night. Ride safe, dude!

Here’s a Barley Grind photo that I shot of Steven at a hot-spot down in San Diego.

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