The Story Behind The Cover – Dallas Rockvam

How would you feel if you called me up to shoot a photo of you trying a hammer, an ender, the curtains, the after-blacks, or whatever you prefer to call it, and I totally f-ked up your photo on purpose?

Would you hate me? Would you never shoot photos with me again? Or would you just talk sh-t on me?

I want to ask you a question.

Why do you skateboard?

For the potential money? Fame? Girls? Or do you skate just because you love to skateboard.

Who did which trick at what spot is all I hear nowadays. I wanted to do an article about the pure act of skateboarding.

After I shot these photos, I asked Dallas Rockvam if he’d like to see how they turned out. “Nah, I trust you,” is all he said. I really admired him for not caring about what he just landed, and skating for the love of it.

And with that I say to you, who’s next?!?

Caption: Dallas Rockvam, first-ever backside tailslide to fakie at the Hollywood High rail.