Skateboarding in a Santa Monica Alley

Continuing with our theme of the week, Skateboarders in Alleys, our photographer Taylor Fitz-Gibbon continues:

LosAngelesAlleysDotComSantaMonicaSanta Monica | Photo by Taylor Fitz-Gibbon, used with permission

For about 4 or 5 years, the most important passion in my life was shooting photos of skateboarding.  Rather than trying to capture “extreme” maneuvers, I was more interested in placing the skateboarding action within the context of the city.  I felt more like an architectural photographer than an action photographer.  However, I was also fortunate to be friends with so many ridiculously talented skateboarders who were finding innovative ways to exploit the urban landscape on a daily basis. – Taylor Fitz-Gibbon

More tomorrow…

Santa Monica

By Sandy L.

By Sandy L.

“I was walking my dogs early one morning. It was the American Flag that caught my eye originally. Rarely do we get stunning sunrises in West LA because of the marine layer. The fires in and around LA and Malibu contributed to a lovely sky. The alley, the poles and wires amongst the green trees and apartment buildings is common in LA.” — Sandy L. via Flickr