Ruud van Bragt

Venice

Ruud van Bragt
Venice

Last fall, I went to LA for skateboard trip that was long overdue. Together with friends, I immersed myself into California’s skateboard culture. We did all the things we dreamed of ever since we were little skate rats, and were able to check several things of our bucket list.

My love for skateboarding grew even bigger every day I spend in California, met great people and skated famous spots.

One of the spots on my list was the bowl at Venice Beach. Not to skate it - that bowl is a bit above my pay grade - but to shoot some awesome photo’s. When planning this trip I imagined raw skateboarding juxtaposed against the calm sea. When I went shooting there I saw it was even better than I had imagined.

The local skateboarders at this park were truly amazing. The flow, speed, and tricks of these skaters boggles the mind. The ease and finesse they display while doing their tricks makes it so much easier for us photographers.

Can’t wait to go back there soon!

Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy.