Todd Jordan – Brain Floss

Many professional skateboarders have taken some really good photographs in their time. It’s hardly surprising that the circuit is populated by a disproportionate number of shutterbugs-a group of people who travel the world, is witness to unsupervised youthful exuberance (how’s that for a euphemism?), has disposable income, ample downtime, and to top it off, is surrounded by fancy cameras bound to catch the photo bug if they didn’t have it to begin with. But opportunity without talent only makes for the occasional gem, the happy accident, or the plain old fluke. Such images are not without merit, but they don’t compare with the deliberate application of timing, composition, and skill. Todd Jordan isn’t merely in the right place at the right time with the right camera, he also happens to know exactly what he’s doing.-Scott Pommier