Concrete And Steel by reflector

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Skateboarding is on some levels a form of physical artistry. You develop your own style, your own skating is influenced by the skaters whose skill you admire, and you become keen to learn certain tricks that interest you. In the process of becoming an artist we become inspired to create art. As our skills develop we begin to notice the work of others and we develop the ability to determine what techniques were used by that artist to create their piece of art and open our mind to the creative possibilities for own art..

I love to skate and I have been hooked ever since I first stepped on a board in 1974 and just tried to gain my balance and keep riding. Skateboarding influences a person’s lifestyle, musical tastes and attitudes. Every area of life is transformed either subtly or powerfully to some degree when you start to live the life of a skateboarder. Becoming an artist radically changes our view of the world and all that we see around us in a way that is very similar.

My love of art and design sprung out of years of subtle influence from skate videos, magazines and friends who drew art on top of their boards. I will always skate, no matter how old I may become. Like art, there are so many things in skateboarding that manage to grab my interest and inspire me. I will be skating and making art until my very last day on earth. They are two things I enjoy and need to do regularly – they have become a vital part of my life.

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skateboarding, sport, kick flip, skater, graphic design, urban

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Athina Monclus
    Athina Monclusover 6 years ago

    i like this :)

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Thanks a lot Athina.

  • Tiffany Atkin
    Tiffany Atkinover 6 years ago

    cool. different. street. rad. love it.

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Thanks. a. lot. tiffatron. ( great. alias ! ) I got a lot of creative mileage out of this one photo.

  • Jason Lee Jodoin
    Jason Lee Jodoinover 6 years ago


  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Cool that you like it klezedawg !

  • pixnhits
    pixnhitsover 6 years ago

    The floating skateboarder set against this reduced color backdrop evinces a kind of mythic feel.
    Well done!

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Daniel did a kick-flip off that concrete block ( just below and to the right of his feet ), so he was floating until gravity pulled him to the ground. Skateboarding can be a spiritual experience at times (even if it’s a secular one) – so yeah, this image could evoke a mythical feel.

    Thanks pixnhits for stopping by my portfolio.

  • Hena Tayeb
    Hena Tayebover 6 years ago

    oh great texture and colors

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Thanks a lot Hena for your great comment !

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