SLUG Skate Photo Feature: Paul From Philly

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A few weeks ago, I was able to visit LOVE Park in Philadelphia for the first time. It was a surreal experience. I expected to see dozens of skaters doing endless lines on the granite ledges. Instead, I found the park rife with tourists and homeless people. In fact, there were only three skaters there on a Sunday afternoon—two local kids and AVE. Plans are underway with the city to renovate the park by basically tearing out anything skateable and putting in grass. There is a petition and campaign to try to stop the changes, but the local skater I spoke to said it was looking like it wasn’t going to work. While this isn’t the photo I’d dreamed to shoot at LOVE Park, I’m that glad I was able to shoot a skater enjoying one of the most iconic skate spots ever. #savelovepark