Skaters at Home

Skaters at Home

This series concentrates on a sport that I love skate boarding to be a little more precise skating bowls.

I’ve skated all my life starting in the early 70’s in Ballina skating at that time to say the least was primitive at best the only smooth concrete was around service stations the only bank was at a drop of spot for rubbish there were however quite a few hill to which myself and several friends lost a lot of skin.

During the eighties when skating really exploded I was serving in the Royal Australian Navy so totally missed the massive progression in boards and parks I did however have the unique experience of skating on the after flight deck of HMAS Tobruk which almost lead to my demise one night of the coast of Tonga in a big ground swell.

After the Navy I got into skating longboards around the streets and hills of the Mornington Peninsula, it wasn’t till I met a close friend who at the time was recovering from a knee reconstruction who eventually introduced me to skating bowls, this was a sport I’d always want to have a go at being a surfer there was an obvious connection between carving a wave and carving a bowl.

What really surprised me was the welcoming vibe around skate parks to this old kook who was starting from scratch

during the last 5 years I’ve met, skated and photographed some awesome crew

This project aims to show the diverse range of skaters that I’ve met and will continue to meet by photographing them at home in their personal spaces.

A big thank you to everyone who has jumped on board it’s quite a intimate experience allowing yourself to be documented this way

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