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Skateboarding in Austria

Skateboarding in Austria

Patrik Pittl, Kickflip, Innsbruck, Austria

Patrik Pittl, Kickflip, Innsbruck, Austria

What do you do in Austria when there is no snow? Skateboard of course. Well, that is if you are a skateboarder I guess.
Yesterday I was speaking to a friend in Austria who I had done some skateboard shots with and he told me that he hadn’t seen the shots for a while as he had lost his copies. I realised that I had never actually posted many of them here on my website, so I thought I better rectify that.he shots of Patrik Pittl were taken in and around Innsbruck. The other shots are all taken in and around Brixlegg and the Cradle Skatepark.
I also want to say a big thanks to few people who made these shots possible:
Ben Herbert who introduced me to everyone.
Chris Cab for his amazing hospitality
and Flo Smith (www.flosmithphotographic.com) for helping me out in Innsbruck and lending me bits of equipment when I realised I had left mine back in Australia.

See more of my skateboard shots here

 

 

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Skateboarding in Tarragona

Skateboarding in Tarragona

I got to hang out in Spain and shoot skateboarding in Tarragona, Spain with a few of Tarragona’s local skaters over Summer. We just cruised around the city me conversing in my broken spanish and they in the broken english. It was still a lot of fun and great to see some of the local spots that Tarragona has to offer.

We spent our days exploring around the harbour front and the old city hitting some of their favourite spots and looking for some new ones to add to their list. We went as far out as Salou to an old abandoned mansion that had a pool overlooking the Mediterranean. 

My thanks to Valen, Frankie, Ceasar and the others for letting me shoot with them and their patience with my terrible spanish.

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Local Skate Session

Local Skate Session

 

Had a chance to link up with some local skaters this week. Good to be shooting some action again. There is only so many sunrises I can shoot.  Need a bit of refining still to get to the stage where I am happy with the shots of urban sports, not quite the same as having the magnificent mountain panoramas in the background. Hopefully will be shooting a lot more with them and some others over the coming weeks. In fact….time to head out right now and see who is out and about. My thanks goes to Olly West and Boarders skate shop in Brookvale for helping me line up the shoots.

 

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Night Sessions

Night Sessions

Being a bit short of mountains here in Sydney I have had to find myself another sport to shoot other than skiing and snowboarding. I figured that I should stick to something that is close to my heart, skateboarding.

I met a group of guys who are setting up floodlights around there favourite bowls and skating them at night. Here’s a couple of shots of the action.

Nick Glen
Adrian Adrian
Adrian Glen
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