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I'm looking for photographers who want to present their work on a project I've been working on for the past 6 months: the United Skateboard Photography Project.

It has a dedicated site (http://www.unitedskateboardpp.com) which features skateboard photographers from around the world (growing fast!) and the main focus is the publication of a 300 page hardbound book featuring 50 skateboard photographers worldwide with 50% of the sales going to the skateboarder backed charity organization "Grind For Life" - they are officially supporting the project.

If you are interested in joining up: here's what I need from you (or any photographers you may know!) to get your page up on the USPP site (please send your submissions here: info@unitedskateboardpp.com )

 

(IMPORTANT: I would like to ONLY have the possibility to show these photos on the site and if you are chosen for the book, in the book. They remain as your property!!!)

- 5 to 10 skate photographs, 900 pixels wide and whatever height
- a portrait photo of yourself
- general information:

>> where are you currently located / living
>> age / how long have you been involved with photography
>> what type of cameras do you shoot with?
>> favourite photography accessory, other than your camera?
>> if you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?
>> what makes a skate photograph original and unique: basically what is your idea of a good photo?
>> name the first photographer that comes to your mind and why?
>> what do you feel is the most challenging thing about skateboard photography?

>> any references you may have (past and present photogrpahy work) and/or your relation to skateboarding
>> contact information so if somebody likes your photos we can get you connected (website, email, telephone, home/business address - whatever you want to show or not)

In next two to three months the selection process for the printed book with be done as well and the selected photographers contacted. It's going to be a tough decision process with the amount of great photos coming in every day!

Hope to hear back from you soon!
Jonathan

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United Skateboard Photography Project
c/o Jonathan Young
Wördemanns Weg 52
22527 Hamburg
Germany

Mail: info@unitedskateboardpp.com
http://www.unitedskateboardpp.com
https://www.facebook.com/UnitedSkateboardPhotographyProject

Check out our partner site Europeskate!
http://www.europeskate.com
http://www.facebook.com/europeskate

 

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i'm interested, take a look at my skate photos here

 

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>> where are you currently located / living

i'm currently in my hometown of Casper, WY and have an apartment in Aurora, CO off Colfax Ave.

 

>> age / how long have you been involved with photography

i'm 22 and started shooting photos 6 years ago with a stolen AE-1. before that i was involved with web and graphic design. i haven't stolen since and feel terrible about that come-up.. forgive me, i'm a product of poverty

 

>> what type of cameras do you shoot with?

i only own a Contax T3 but my photos are taken with Leica, Hasselblad, Yashica T4, Mamiya RZ67, Fujica GSW690, etc. these cameras are often borrowed from friends

 

>> favourite photography accessory, other than your camera?

a phone to text my subjects

 

>> if you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?

35mm f/2.0 summicron—it just works for me

 

>> what makes a skate photograph original and unique: basically what is your idea of a good photo?

it's all aesthetics on both the skater and photographer's part

 

>> name the first photographer that comes to your mind and why?

Nan Goldin because she has put an obscure world on display much like skate photographers

 

>> what do you feel is the most challenging thing about skateboard photography?

skating twenty blocks with a battery pack for your flashes

 

>> any references you may have (past and present photogrpahy work) and/or your relation to skateboarding

i am a sponsored skateboarder myself and have never thought of myself as a photographer. i just like to make my friends look awesome

 

>> contact information so if somebody likes your photos we can get you connected (website, email, telephone, home/business address - whatever you want to show or not)

http://flickr.com/photos/danielneeman/

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