Boulder with Gnarly Carleigh

Carleigh Samson at Denver's No Love Playground © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

Last February I found myself in Boulder Colorado for the IxDA 2011 Conference, which was fun. I had just started this Skatebook Project. One rule was that, when I traveled, I would call ahead to a local skate shop and … Continue reading

As Long As Hunter’s In Town..

Hunter Long, Venice Beach Skate Park, Venice California Hunter Long, Venice Beach Skate Park, Venice California

Hunter and the Local 808 crew were in town after a week at Woodward skate camp. We met up. First at Culver City where the asshole-y rules that say you can’t take photographs in the park (what??) were enforced by … Continue reading

Short Shoot With Evelyn Abad

Friday June 10 2011 19:14:40:32 Evelyn Abad at Lake Cunningham Skate Park

After a day’s visit to the Sunnyvale branch of the Advanced Design team and before the drive over to Santa Cruz for the weekend’s Overlap 11 workshop, I got a chance to finally start working with Evelyn Abad. She’s a … Continue reading

Petty Annoyances

No problem shooting. It's for everyone, after all..what's the big deal, Culver City? © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

I seem to find projects for myself that are sufficiently unusual or unexpected, yet benign in their overall goals that I get into “trouble.” By “trouble” I mean that people have no real frame of reference to put the project … Continue reading

Standard Kit, Part I

Standard Skateboarding Kit © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

Just a few notes on the kit I’ve been using for the first bit of the project. It’s something I’ve been experimenting with after a bit of fussing to find a different kind of lensing and light from the canonical … Continue reading

Photo Gallery

Amelia Brodka © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

Oh — I put a bunch of the project photography up here: http://thegirlsskatebook.com/photography Have a gander.

Lizzie Reviews

Wednesday June 08 22:40 © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

Went out to BBQ dinner with Lizzie and the family to catch up and then also share the prototype book. They had some good feedback. There was talk about “volumes” or “parts” that might comprise a series seeing as this … Continue reading

First Book Prototype Is In

Tuesday June 07 16:46 © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

Okay. The first prototype of the book is out and it came back in the mail. I mean I uploaded a couple of PDFs and then someone printed it for me and sent it back. It’s just a prototype; an … Continue reading

Northeast with Nora

Thursday June 2 2011 09:56:57:08 © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

We had a terrific time in Massachusetts and New Hampshire interviewing, shooting and hanging around. Thanks to the Vasconcellos crew for giving us a place to chill and sleep and catch up! We arrived Wednesday early afternoon after an uneventful … Continue reading

Back in New York

Tuesday May 31 12:19 © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

Came back here for the nephew’s birthday and to shoot girl skaters! Although, as happens — injuries. Lorena Lima had a sore knee so there was no skating, but plenty of time to talk and capture a bit of interview footy. … Continue reading

Protec Pool Party

Saturday May 21 2011 16:40:19: © 2011 Julian. All rights reserved.

..and no women skaters. Well, *sigh. And then, look at this — the banner from *last year’s Pool Party has *space for where the woman’s name who won would go, but it’s not on there. Lizzie Armanto’s name should be on … Continue reading