Venice beach/Skaters

by lcwb

Today was my first time in Venice, the place famous for lords of dog town. It was wild. The skate culture there is so cool and attractive and oddly welcoming, and the skaters are all like something deeper than family to each other. It was a fun day to photograph.

I call him Blondie because I don’t know his name. He’s 15 years old and would hardly give me the time of day with his pissy cool attitude, which he backs up with his absurd skating skill, though this photo shows a softness in him that I’m intrigued by.

And he has a tattoo.

This guy’s name is Adam Paul. He’s part of the original dog town crew. He has a kind of regal and wise presence.

Spray paint