Ray Barbee is a legendary professional skateboarder from San Jose, California. He made his first appearance in the skate film "Public Domain" and followed it up with his most iconic video part in the movie "Ban This". Barbee's passion for music and photography was made accessible through skateboarding. Ray's short film illustrates his passion for creativity and the importance of passing those values on to his children.
Arto Saari is a professional skateboarder born in Seinajoki, Finland. He's been one of the most celebrated skateboarders of our time, while starring in several skate films and elevating the standard in the industry. In the last three years Arto has shifted his focus from skateboarding to photography. This short film captures that transition and his process to make photography his profession.
Greg Hunt is a cinematographer and director living in Los Angeles, California. He started shooting photography in the 1990's while living in San Francisco and soon became captivated by motion once he shot some film on a Super-8 camera. This small discovery led Greg to explore other aspects of cinematography and eventually landed him a job shooting films for Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. This short film follows Greg as he shoots his latest skateboarding film with the Vans skate team.
Atiba Jefferson is a professional photographer from Colorado Springs, CO. He discovered photography in high school and quickly developed a passion for the camera. Since skateboarding was his first love it naturally became his primary subject and the focus through the lens. His desire to capture the movement of skateboarding, precisely how he saw it, pushed him to move to California and chase his dream of becoming a professional photographer. Atiba now shoots everything from skateboarding to Lakers games to portraits of world-famous musicians and athletes. This short film gives a glimpse into the life of Atiba as he travels the world shooting photographs and performing as a musician for audiences in packed clubs.