Skateboarding always makes me nervous. Maybe I’ve seen too many guys eat cement, or maybe the thought of rushing to the ER makes me cringe. Either way, I can’t deny that it’s cool. The stuff those guys (and gals) can do is phenominal. As long as they’re the ones doing it and not me, I guess I’m into it.
The other day I had the privelege to photograph one of these daredevils. Meet Chandler. He’s 13 and fearless. Once I got over my mother bear “don’t kill yourself” mentality, I had a ton of fun grabbing shots of him in mid air.
This is one of my favorites. I’ve completely over exposed the shot, while bumping up the blacks. I then pushed the saturation up some, giving it that comic book effect.
This is part of a move where Chan was in a handstand then jumped down onto his board.
Got to have one for the ladies!
Here’s another pic where I messed with exposure and black levels