Photographer of the Month July: Tristan King
Name: Tristan King
Location: Southern California, USA
When did you first pick up a camera?
2009 when I got envious of several friends taking amazing photos I decided to follow suit
What inspired you to take up skatepark photography?
Besides being fun, dynamic and allows for a lot of creativity it allowed me to stay connected to the skating community after an old knee injury grounded me from skateboarding. Also, the community is made up of a bunch of amazing empowering folks that I am proud to be a part of.
Who are your biggest influences?
George Media (Soul Captor), Kevin Bouffard (Ghost), Marshall Garlington (FXMIXER)
What do you enjoy the most about photography?
I love the versatility and challenge of art. I love that 20 people can be taking a picture of the same thing at the same time and each one can have a different final product.
Skater: Hayley Havick
What has been your favorite session to date?
Probably the joint CIB LA and San Diego meet up at Alex Roads Skatepark earlier this year. So many amazing people in one spot.
Favorite trick to capture?
I don’t have one. One of the things I love best about this sport is that new tricks are being created all the time.
Dream trick to capture?
Olivia (Wardlow) hasn’t created it yet.
If you could only shoot one skatepark for the rest of your shooting days, which one and why?
I love discovering new parks and skate spots and couldn’t even imagine being restricted to one!
Skater: Kiana Maxwell
Thank you, TK for all you do to capture and promote our scene!
*Note we're still waiting to confirm the skater profiles linked to these images. If you're in the pics or can identify the skaters feel free to comment below and we'll update the blog!