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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If You Create It, They Will Skate It

By: doglife

What you see is what you get. If I were to explain it in the most basic of terms, there was a stack of wood and there was skating. Doubles to be exact. The best part about skateboarding like all other forms of activities that can be elevated to art, is obviously they are open to subjective discussion. No “good” and “bad” or “yes” and “no”, but a lot of interesting things between the extremes. And no matter what ideas I had, the real answers lay in the creativity of the six skaters and the photographer. Because many times there is no story, no explanation, only concept and execution. If the resulting photographs are the execution; and if they are cryptic and puzzling, then perhaps explanation is cryptic and puzzling. In nothing there is always something. Something for the viewers to interpret for themselves.