I have very little time to shoot skateboarding these days. I no longer have day-long skate sessions that cover half the valley, shooting photos here and there as we happen upon spots. These days, photos are planned out as much as possible to minimize the time taken away from my family (yeah, I’m a grown-up). This photograph was imagined and planned out, down to every detail. I had an idea of which trick would look good on this bar, shot from this angle, with this lens. I scouted the location three times to find the light I wanted. I called up Matt because, in my experience, he can usually produce whatever trick I throw at him. He’s that good.

Getting a photo before going into work in the morning—that’s what it has turned into. I’ll take what I can get.

Matt Fisher–Front Feeble–Provo, Utah