22 November 2013
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Those of us who roam aimlessly through our days seeing the world through our photographic lens, we also have specific destinations to explore. One of the places on my agenda is a new skateboard park that is literally around the corner, and situated in a small city park. It fits the pull of street photography that fills my thoughts.
There is a magical quality to it: a curvy design set in concrete that is surrounded by recreation for everyone. It’s an inclusive place for relaxation, wandering and wondering.
The addition of the skateboard park brings bikers, skateboarders and a wide audience of voyeurs. Finally, I made my way to the site on a grey afternoon. What was I thinking? Even so the overcast sky simply became layered against the activity before me.
In the Lens section is one of my favorites from the shoot. This biker was zooming back and forth on the frame made for the adventurers. Two small boys on scooters were engaged in their own fun.
Then the biker left the banks of small hills, and began to show another form of proficiency. He was practicing his skills and talents–his ability to be at one with his two-wheeler.
The performance was spotty, but I was able to catch a moment of success. As an “acknowledged” spy (I asked permission from the biker and the children’s father.) the look on one of the young boy’s face made the experience even more satisfying: a slice of wonder from a destination that brings the unexpected.
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