3. Omar Hassan
Los Angeles, 2007

A few weeks after getting scalped coming through the Creature sawtooth tunnel at the Vans Downtown Showdown, Omar called me out of the blue and asked if I wanted to shoot a portrait. When he showed up to my house it was like a visit from Mary Shelley’s monster. Oddly enough, in most of the photos we shot that day he was cracking me up with funny tales and banter.—Mike O’Meally