Reading Time: 4 minutes Skateboarding and photography have always had an intrinsic connection. Now, as more women drop into the scene, a new wave of photographers are stepping up behind the lens
Reading Time: 5 minutes A couple since they were teenagers, the Templetons have lived in Huntington Beach, California, their whole life. We visit their home studio to learn about how they use the space together, and about their ‘claustrophobic’ relationship
Reading Time: 4 minutes Presenting each participant’s portrait alongside images of their favourite place, van Cuyk documents over 100 young people, as they carve out spaces for expression within the built environment
Reading Time: 3 minutes Juliette Cassidy travelled to Afghanistan to photograph the young girls attending one of five skate schools run by Skateistan: a non-profit aiming to educate and empower children through skateboarding
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2020 skateboarding will become an Olympic sport for the first time, joining the Games in Tokyo alongside surfing, karate and sport climbing. It’s big step for a sport that’s always been associated with the counter culture – with, as a new exhibition of skate photography puts it, going Against the Grain.
Including images by photographers such as Spike Jonze, C. R. Stecyk III, and Glen E. Friedman, Against the Grain: Skate Culture and the Camera traces the history of skateboarding, from the empty Californian pools of the 1970s to the now world-famous Palace Wayward Boys Choir – a London-based crew whose member Lev Tanju founded a wildly successful skateboard and clothing brand.