Skateboarder

By Athol Hill. I love to shoot skateboarding but find it challenging to get new angles.

Skateboarder

By Athol Hill

Sony A7R lll and Samyang 18mm f/2.8; 1/1000s; ISO 100

I love to shoot skateboarding but find it challenging to get new angles.

I was watching this skater and she was incredibly stylish carving up the bowl in St Kilda skate park.

After picking up the angle I wanted, I asked her if she didn’t mind if I stood inside the bowl for a couple of photos. This was the result.

I love the shadow and the curves.

Don’s response

This is a wonderfully strong image.

I agree with photographer Athol Hill that the curve of the wall and the skater’s shadow are foundational to the visual story of the rider’s delightfully balletic style.

It really all comes together in this picture, from the summery sky, to the joyous abandon of the rider’s blissful expression.

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