Today was the Los Angeles leg of the MAKE IT COUNT contest series, and was held at the P-Rod park in Pacoima. The park is deep in the LA valley, and was a mixture of dry heat, kids amped on skating, and lots of Spanish beauty. The community center next door was teaching “baile folklórico”, a colorful traditional Mexican dance. And across the dusty field, soccer teams in full uniform, competed, with whole families cheering them on. Clusters of friends and family gathered under the shade of the trees to enjoy the day and each other’s company… The Latino world is truly a beautiful experience of family and community.
Here are some photos and portraits I shot of the skate contest.
Ps. The title “La Bamba” is in reference to Ritchie Valens, who was from Pacoima, Ca.
This guy was so stoked on his girlfriend skating.
Victoria Ruesga, She was my favorite skater of the day!
Still devastated that the delicious looking Mexican ice cream I bought was cucumber & chili flavor…