|Every year I shoot the Island Rec Annual Skateboard & BMX Competition. It's the one time of the year that I put myself in the path of trucks and bike pedals for the community. The first year I got into the thick of the action. You kinda have to, shooting with a fisheye lens; the depth of field is so intense. Looking through the viewfinder as a skateboarder zoomed by, I'd think they were miles away, but really they were inches.
||Having a professional photographer at the event brings out the best in the kids. When the camera is pointed at them they try hard, jump higher, go faster than they normally would. Some truly spectacular photographs, one of which became the front cover of the Island Rec's summer program guide in 2009. To see ALL the images you can visit the website I created for the skating community: www.sanjuanskate.org