No sport is more connected to Southern California than skateboarding. Surfers needed something to do when there was no waves and that’s how skateboarding was born.
this is not a phase.
Venice Beach skate park is among the most iconic spots in the sunkissed folklore of the sport. The bowl here has made legends of kids with little more than a board to their name and I wanted to photograph this unusual melting pot in the heart of the city.
Skateboarding can be a solitary pastime, but here, on the shores of the Pacific, there is a one of a kind community.