A once shunned sub-culture within society, skateboarding has grown into a global force to be reckoned with. People all around the world, whether it be to commute or to test their will on the surrounding environment, partake in a little kick push that in itself has become a sort of art form. Through skate flicks and photography, the audience of the world has grown to appreciate the beautiful locations and death defying tricks that the world’s skaters perform. However, much of the focus has always been on the skaters themselves, and not the equally-as-committed photographers who follow them.
Despite being a solo effort, skateboarding is just as much a shared experience.
As a special series that showcases just that, Photo LA 2017 presents a photo exhibition titled “ALL KILL NO FILL,” which highlights the intersection between skate photography and the over-arching culture created around it. The exhibition features work, from Atiba Jefferson and Jerry Hsu, to Mike O’Meally and Thomas Campbell, to name a few. Despite being a solo effort, skateboarding is just as much a shared experience. Shared with the fellow riders you partake with on the streets, and the ones you are constantly inspired by through film and photography.