Our Favorite 2012 Covers & The Stories Behind Them

Dave Chami

Dennis’s cover is my favorite from 2012. I was going out with Dennis and Dan Wolfe occasionally while they worked on Dan’s section of The Cinematographer Project. This was on a typical day where we’d meet up at 9 a.m. and be done by 1 so that Dennis could go look after his boys while his wife Julia was at art school. I love how Dennis skates 3rd and Army a lot and still manages to come up with new tricks and lines there. On the new version of Apple maps, if you look at 3rd and Army, you can even see his van parked in the background. Obviously a backside noseblunt-slide around the curved ledge is bonkers, and I’m stoked to have witnessed the magic. I got the most positive response for this cover of any I’ve shot, we all want to skate like Dennis.