I don’t know who you are, but I shot this photo of you at Latigo a few weeks ago during an especially fun south swell and I hope you don’t mind. I love the reflections, I see oil paint brush strokes. The half moon is watching over, as it gives and takes the ocean from us, with it’s elegant but certain pull while it dances around the earth. On that day, just enough for us to surf through the high tide. Maybe I’ll catch your name on the next swell, Mr. Regular.
Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now. Neale Donald Walsch (via emotional-algebra)

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Photo by Carlos Santana

My friend Sonny Miller is gone from this life, but I will never forget him. His memorial service is tomorrow, July 18th, Friday night at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church, 341 S. Kalmia St in Escondido. I snapped this frontside invert of Sonny in a fancy shirt at Del Mar Skate Ranch in the early 1980s. Photo: Brittain @sonnymillerfilms #sonnymiller #surfphotographer #cinematographer #surfing #skateboarding #skatephotography #skatephotographer #grantbrittain
Be proud of your place in the Cosmos. It is small, and yet, it is. Cecil Palmer

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Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 180 ft tall, roughly 1500 year old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as “Luna,” to prevent Pacific Lumber Company loggers from cutting it down.



John Fitzgerald Going BIG💪🇺🇸 BARCELONA 2012 shot for @transworldskate @spitfirewheels @vansskate #bigjohnnyrulezOK

Sonny Miller (RIP) lays down a Bertlemann slide at the Avo Bowl in Fallbrook in the early 80s. Sonny was an early San Diego skateboarder and one of the early snowboarders. He was a great friend to many people all over the world. Photo: Brittain @sonnymillerfilms #sonnymiller #sandiego #cardiff #encinitas @republicofencinitas #billbilling #avobowl #fallbrook #surfphotographer #skatephotographer #skateboarding #grantbrittain #harmonygrove

Salome Brimhall photographed by her husband Aaron in Salt Lake City, UT. Aaron and Salome run a photography business, often capturing the beauty and lifestyle of people who have a passion for two wheels (aaronandsalome.com).
Q: Hey Amanda, I'm an aspiring Journalist who loves all things skating, and I know you're somewhat affiliated with Wheelbase Mag. I was wondering if you had any pointers on how to best network for a dream job within the skate scene. To make things even harder, I live in a part of the midwest where the skate scene is small and events are far away...

An aspiring journalist, I like that! Yes, I am affiliated with Wheelbase Magazine, I write articles for them and collaborate on various film adventures. Networking for a dream job within the skate scene takes persistence, tact, and finesse. You must keep an open mind and heart because even after endless hard work, you may not land your exact dream gig, but it’s all a process. It begins with being a good human, because it may seem like this is a big industry, but once you are immersed in it you realize that it’s not as colossal as it once appeared everyone knows each other. If you’re kind and deeply passionate about what you do, people will notice and appreciate that. Being in the midwest is tricky because that’s not exactly the mecca of skateboarding. I personally had to move from Boston to LA so that I could be where the skate industry was born and is currently flourishing. So many skate brand headquarters are here, and we have sunny and warm weather 365 days a year. I’m very sorry to rub that in, I remember a time when I had to deal with winters. Anyways, you can make it happen where you are, you just have to stay persistent and passionate. Meet all the skaters you can even if there aren’t many, reach out, go to as many events you can even if they’re far, write about it all, stay inspired. Be bold and be ambitious and be YOU! Your passion and individuality will shine through your journalism, and if you share it with everyone and stay determined, you will make it work for yourself. The process may lead you away from where you started, or you may find your dream job right under your nose. If you take anything from this, just remember to stay true to yourself and your writing, that in itself will find you your dream job.

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Q: How do you deal with negative skaters you encounter? It sucks hearing people ridicule or pretend like they're in some hierarchy. I try to be the best person I can be and ignore it because I feel like it's better for the public image that not all skateboarders are like that.

To be honest, that kind of thing really kills my stoke. I remove myself from the entire situation whenever I feel overwhelmed by negative skaters. I go surf, hike, read, write, or skate by myself. When I’ve had enough time reflecting about it, I come back with a fresh, clear, positive mind. Negative people are everywhere, and there are definitely a lot of skateboarders who like to call the shots on what’s cool and what’s not, but their opinion is mice nuts. It’s just their opinion! And maybe they’ll stand proud behind their negativity, and maybe they’ll gain minions to follow their hateful ways, but when it comes down to it, that’s all they have in life and that’s pretty sad. Negativity breeds more negativity and it’s a downward spiral that is anything but productive. Skateboarding doesn’t have any rules or rulers, just humans who choose to either love or hate, be inclusive or exclusive, be positive or negative. If you can find it in yourself to be above the negativity and not let it bother you, eventually you won’t even see or hear the hate they spew because you will be too busy having fun and being positive. Positivity attracts positivity and that for sure is the productive path you want to be on - it is your choice to take it.

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