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!
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
5/29/2017We've dreamed of doing a Bust or Bail at the Atlanta 5 block for years. Watch the video five times and then relive it again… in photo form!
5/29/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
5/29/2017Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!
5/29/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
5/29/2017Teammates, legends and bros converge at the local ramp to surprise Lizzie Armanto with her spankin' new Thrasher cover and first Birdhouse pro model. How sweet it is!
5/29/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
5/29/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
5/29/2017Vans' surprise end-of-the-year video "No Other Way" starring Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle and the rest of the Waffle Squad premiered at Black Hollywood Wednesday – the perfect Turkey Day pre-party.
5/29/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
5/29/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.