Burnout: Chris Sessions

I had no idea how greatly seeing Michael J. Fox ride his skateboard in the 1985 film Back To The Future would affect the direction of my life, but looking back, I find it fascinating how much this four-wheeled block of wood has helped shape the person I've become. I've been a skateboarder for well over half my life. It's a fascinating culture and lifestyle--one that continues to evolve yet always sticks to its roots. Over the years, I started taking notice of this and set out to document this amazing phenomenon of skate culture as an insider. Rather than focusing on action photos, I usually take more of a behind the scenes/lifestyle/portrait approach, capturing those quick moments that embrace the essence of skateboarding. There's a range of photographs here--some old, some new--but overall a collection of many great moments and fun people that I've met along the way. Good times for sure. Thank you Michael Burnett, Thrasher readers and yes, thank you skateboarding!    

Website:  http://www.chrissessions.com/
Instagram:  @chrissessions
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Matt Kehoe Greg Piloto Trevor Uriona Thornton, CO

Debo filming Angel Ramierz Denver, CO

Xavier Manzanares Ft. Collins 2014

Josh and Jeff Murphy Denver, CO 2014

Leo Romero Denver, CO 2012

Jaeson Manzanares Northside Skatepark Ft. Collins, CO 2012

Adam Mercado Lafayette, CO 2014

Jason Heidecker at the Dark Horse Boulder, CO 2012

Travis Adams Denver, CO 2007

Forest and Girl at Scott Carpenter Park Boulder, Colorado 2004

Ed Templeton Denver, Colorado 2004

Freddy Levy Denver, CO 2006

Adam Mercado's Board at D-Park Denver, CO 2012

Justin Greer Denver, Colorado 2013

Mikey Lentz Denver, CO 2013

Christian Maalouf and John Holland filming Brixton 'Water Hazards' Denver, CO 2013

Christian Maalouf Denver, CO 2013

Element Skate Tour at Confluence Park Denver, CO 2013

Xavier Manzanares Nederland, CO 2012

Chet Childress at The Recylcler Arvada, CO 2012

Jared Hager Arvada, CO 2012

Greg Kelly Full Pipe 2006

Josh Harmony Denver, CO 2004

Jerrod Saba Polaroid at the wethouse Denver, CO 2005

Taylor Dehart Nederland CO 2012

Peewee Arvada Park Arvada, CO 2012

Travis La Denver, CO 2013

Matt Bennett Denver, CO 2009

Bryce Stark D-Park Denver, CO 2012

Willis Kimbel James' Pool 2014

John Alison Ft. Collins, CO 2013

Mike Marks Denver, CO 2014

Trevor Uriona Denver, CO 2012

Rowan Zorilla Denver, CO 2014

Tud Arvada, CO 2012

Tsedeq Baker Ft. Collins, CO 2014

Jaeson, Kyle and Taylor leaving the full pipe Ft. Collins, CO 2011