Quintessentially California: Early Morning Skate Sessions at Venice Beach
- Alexander Lendrum
You wake up well before the break of dawn, you pull on a loose-fitting tee, some naturally frayed jeans and a pair of worn-out Vans. The sun is just making its come up, casting a beautifully iridescent blue and orange hue along the quiet seaside at California’s Venice Beach. A few older kids are already there at the pristine cement skate park. You make your way up and over, but not before glancing out at sea, relishing in the good life as the sun progressively kisses you with its rays. A light breeze tickles your cheeks, and you set off down the bowl on your board. Welcome to California.
Zanella followed his muse, pro skater Daniel Lindqvist, as he glides and shreds through one of America’s most famous skate destinations.
This is the scene the cinematographer, photographer and chief editor of the magazine Désillusion Sebastien Zanella has so eloquently captured in his photo series set at said Venice Beach. The creative has a strong skate passionate, which is what led him to the sport/culture’s mecca, where he took this stunning series of photographs at the wee hours of 6 in the morning.
A good time before the skatepark gets swamped, Zanella followed his muse, pro skater Daniel Lindqvist, as he glides and shreds through one of America’s most famous skate destinations. But enough talk, check out the captivating images in the gallery above the jump, and head here to check out more work from Sebastien Zanella.