Two professions united in one passion: Skateboarding. Finnish photographer and skateboarder Arto Saari talks about some of his best work. “Louie Lopez blasting a very stylish frontside ollie over the hip in my pool” he says about the main photo.
Self-portait: Arto Saari
Key to taking great skate shots, says the Finnish photographer, a house with a drained pool in the garden. Saari captures his friends from the skating world in their most unguarded, yet still triumphant, moments. One of his favourites in this collection is the opening image of 19-year-old Louie Lopez. “Louie is one of the best up-and-coming skateboarders. He is where style and skill come together in extraordinary fashion.”