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The History of Skateboarding through Portraits (KickStarter)

I'm Matt Kurtin and I'm a guy that likes to take pictures and help others. I am trying to create a Photo Book that tells the story of skateboarding through portraits. Unfortunately, making these aren't cheap! I intend on telling the story of skating in four parts: the pioneers, the legends, the current amazing skaters, and lastly (but not least) the people behind the lens!

Artistically this is something that has not been done. I intend on using ONE type of film, ONE lens and ONE camera for the whole project. You can see the sample pictures to get an idea of what it will look like. I have had preliminary talks with people in the industry that are willing to help me get this project done. I just need to come up with the money to get the books get made. I can't just go out and take pictures of all these famous and legendary skaters and pioneers of the industry unless they know that I am capable of making this happen.

This isn't just an art project for me, it's a way to show the rest of the world that the skateboarding community is compassionate, cool, and we aren't just a bunch of kids ruining the paint on your houses.  ALL proceeds from this book will go to charity (American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, Dylan Rieder's Family, and a few other select charities).

Every penny that you donate will go toward getting this book made. I already have the camera, I already have the film (well, most of it) and the funding is the last part of the puzzle. Once I have the funding, the doors will open to me and I'll get access to taking portraits of all these amazing people and making a photo book that will stand the test of time. This book means the world to me; it is a project that I want to do so badly, it's all that I think about day and night. I will make this book happen, I hope that you all are willing to help me.

Link to reference: KickStarter Project Page

Rodney Mullen Debuts Latest Tricks Captured in 360


Rodney Mullen, captures his latest moves with fashion photographer Steven Sebring's at his 360 studio for Rodney's release.

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Frontside Gardens, Hackney Wick, (East) London


I found Frontside Gardens on accident while on vacation. This is a sweet park. If you get there and it's closed, nobody minds if you jump the fence to get in. Just use the alley around back.

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The Real Video: Since Day One - Full Movie - Kyle Walker, Dennis Busenitz, Ishod Wair - Real [HD]


Published on Dec 24, 2016

Real Skateboards' first full length video in...well, practically forever. Since Day One is the culmination of years of work from the entire team and is 100% skateboarding. Featuring full parts from Dennis Busenitz, Peter Ramondetta, Justin Brock, James Hardy, Chima Ferguson, JT Aultz, Ernie Torres, Nick Dompierre, Max Schaaf, Keith Hufnagel, Jake Donnelly, Davis Torgerson, Ishod Wair, Alex Perelson, Robbie Brockel, Kyle Walker, Antoine Asselin and Massimo Cavedoni. Edited by Dan Wolfe alongside the entire Real team - this video will make you want to go out and skateboard. Roll Forever - Since Day One.

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Go Skateboarding Day Asuncion 2015


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