My friend & Fellow Print Exchanger Weston Colton is in group BFA show
from the BYU Department of Visual Arts tonight! he posted up the photos
on his blog westoncoltonphoto.blogspot.com
There are many stigmas attached to being a skateboarder. Skateboarders have a notorious reputation for being rebellious, disrespectful, anti-authority, “stoners,” vandals, lazy, punks, and even criminals.
More than half of my life I have considered myself a skater, and have claimed that title proudly. Skateboarding has been a positive force in my life, and it is the reason I picked up a camera in the first place. Skateboarding instills creativity, self-expression, and individuality. It cultivates and embraces originality.
With the intent of shedding a new light on the public’s perception of skaters, I have photographed individuals that don’t fit the perceived mold. These people are upstanding members of the community, and contribute to society in a positive way. From artists to CEOs, educators to photographers—we all have an undying passion for skateboarding and the joy it brings to our lives.