The final installment of my own Year in Review starts off with a skateboard road trip to Raleigh. We managed to be the rain to a spot or two...then it poured and we took refuge under ground.
Shortly after returning home, my long time friend Alex and I set up a photo shoot I had been wanting to do for a while. I need to do more of this.
I took another road trip. This time to Boone where we got some last minute river swimming in before the cold.
The boys back home were enjoying the September weather by performing skateboard moves on various objects meant for other uses. I documented this one session for the ages in particular. Lots of people, even random dudes, were out after dark.
Will Smith and I worked hard to get a "Bro Spotlight" together for Skateboner Issue #2. Here he exhibits his abilities with a never-been-done hip ollie on Carolina Beach.
The very next day, he stepped up to a tallboy with a frontside boardslide.
October showed up and I shot my second wedding. Congrats again to Steven and Misty Mangiacapre!
My friend Reiss got engaged and I eagerly offered to shoot his wedding as well. I spent a weekend in Asheville with him and his fiance (and my new friend) Jane and shot their bridal portraits and drank good beer.
I managed to fit some skateboarding and skate photography into the trip as well. Ben Bradford always does things over and over again for me and this boosty ollie was no exception. You are the man, Ben.
Back home, the backyard sessions were going off!
November came and the Another Skate Shop boys and I went out to California. I took lots of photos and wrote an article about it on The Subalterns. Ryan Rullman made a video about it and it's real good. You can watch it here : http://youtu.be/uhcneT0cOmM
Almost immediately upon returning, I drove up to Asheville to shoot the Powell wedding.
December didn't involve much photography. My 18-55 lens broke shortly after my River Road photo adventure with Nic True. So here it is, the anticlimactic end to 2013. Big things coming in 2014 and whenever I get a new lens.
I also shot lots of film, so here it is in no particular order.