Skateboarding was my first love.

In my first career, as a professional skateboarder, I became known through the skateboarding magazines. Fortuitously, the magazine photographs brought me to the attention of my first mentor in photography, Richard Noble.

I learned much from the following photographers during those years, and I would like to acknowledge them, as they helped pioneer the art of skateboarding photography. These photographers did it for the love of making pictures. Each came with their own style of shooting motion and let their pictures speak for themselves:

James Cassimus, Ted Terrebonne, Craig Fineman, Bill & Stan Sharp, Glen Friedman, and Jim Goodrich.

It is in part because of these wonderful artists that I became a photographer myself.