Still Life: Muller’s Favorite Am Photos

Growing up in LA as a skateboarder and photographer, there were always so many amazing and talented people around, both on the board and off. I had the pleasure of watching a few of my favorite skateboarders come into their own over the past few years as I was learning the ropes as well.—Sam Muller

John Fitzgerald, frontside boardslide
John had already landed this front board at La Cañada High School a few weeks before, but hadn’t shot a photo of it yet. I expected him to try to lock a few—why would anyone want to fully commit to that again? As soon as he started trying it, he was trying to land it. He stuck a few before nearly getting completely worked and decided to give up. It’s rad to see someone so hyped to just be on his skateboard.