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
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2/06/2016A trip to the big Vans Syndicate party sets off an avalanche of old friends and hot skate action.
2/06/2016Good Sam, Howard, Rick J and the boys came together to remember the good times from their years at Blockhead – the homegrown company from skateboarding's DIY Golden Age.
2/06/2016Jaws jungle drops and Al Davis keeps it East as AYC wraps up their Hawaiian slay-cation.
2/06/2016Jaws gets spun at A'ala while Nyjah busts big on those Hawaiian handrails.
2/06/2016A photographic journey through a magical week at the 2015 VDI. Best ride we seen!
2/06/2016The best she-boarders in the biz drop the hammer at the Huntington Beach VDI.
2/06/2016Jaws doesn't use swear words, but the wallie in this post will make you lose your fuckin' mind.
2/06/2016Jaws, Nyjah, D Wrex and Al Butters wash up on the Hawaiian streets.
2/06/2016The Stay Flared tour powerslides into Denver for the final demo.