Growing up skating I’ve always had an appreciation of the sport and as I’ve gotten a bit older I still haven’t lost touch with my old pastime as it inspires me still. I don’t think I would of been much of a photographer if it wasn’t for that part of my life as I looked up to the guys that were capturing all the insane moments and often tried to imitate their shots. One skater that has also taken photography for himself is Arto Saari, his skating style has transferred to his photo work going big with a large format camera and capturing a classic location. Check out this video that Gravis produced featuring Arto in action and the new Gravis Quarter shoe.
Gravis Quarters – Arto Saari Video
The author John P
Resides in Downtown Long Beach, CA and worked the agency life for a number of years before moving into the freelance world where he specializes in PR, marketing and photography. When not traveling with the Formula DRIFT series, he can be found surfing, watching MMA, or building various project cars.
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