Throughout 2009, Kirk Dianda filmed and edited MAKE IT COUNT, The Element Story. The documentary is a four-part series, that tells the story of the iconic brand and the people that helped shape what it is today.

Element recently released a 200-page photo book, which includes a DVD of the film too (available at The book is jam-packed with imagery from Element’s 20 years of defining moments, including ads, unseen photos, graphics, and behind the scenes photos from the film.

Throughout the production process, I was lucky enough to travel with Kirk while he interviewed this collection of truly inspiring people and shoot behind the scenes photos.

To start things off, we flew to the east coast to shoot a handful of interviews, including Bam and his family in Westchester, PA, Donny Barley in Providence, RI, and Chad Muska in New York, NY.

Bam’s house was an amazing collection of art, photos, signature Bam skateboard decks, a video editing suite, and radio studio. Here is a selection of photos of the phenomenon that is Bam Margera!

In honor of the book’s release, I will be posting a photo series of pictures of the interviewees and their surroundings. Keep your ear to the ground for more posts of the following inspiring people!

  1. Donny Barley
  2. Kat Von D and Stevie Williams
  3. Amy Purdy
  4. Jeremy Fish, Matt Irving, and Mike Kershnar
  5. Ryan Dewitt and Ryan Kingman
  6. Chad Tim Tim, Darrell Stanton, and Jeremy Wray
  7. Todd Francis
  8. Paul Schmitt
  9. Johnny Schillereff and family
  10. Lil Jon
  11. Mike V


  1. dylan isaacs
    April 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    sick as hell man skate 4 ilfe

  2. Krissy
    April 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Love the photo’s!
    Bam is definitely a one of a kind guy =]
    <3 wish to meet him one day!

  3. harrison mantalas
    April 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    give me a call bam 416-792-0104

  4. michelle aranjo
    April 13, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I love bam n would do anything 2 meet him.

  5. Lisa
    April 13, 2010 at 11:17 am

    The pictures are so good! 🙂

  6. Sasha
    April 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Love the photos. I think these tell a story of Bam as alone in his creativity. Throw in a little pussy and controversy and you have the making of an icon.

  7. carla connolly
    April 13, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    wow what an awesome house i love it and would love to see i think just the grounds of the house oh and the toys that bam has that would be good to. Doing a good job bam keep it up. Your MUM ROCKS and so does PHIL. When is there going to be a little BAM running around.

  8. judyyy
    April 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    nice pics!!!

  9. bret colvin
    April 14, 2010 at 12:10 am

    wheres missy? i’m gonna keep askin yo! sk8 or die!

  10. jorge
    April 14, 2010 at 2:17 am

    love it!

  11. cheryl from beantown
    April 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

    heyyy bam when are you coming back to boston?
    great pics btw, gorgeous as ever xo

  12. jake (sk8ordie)
    April 16, 2010 at 5:20 am

    nice pics you the best skater ever

  13. Matt O
    April 17, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Love the radio pic BAM… LOVE THEM ALL!!! YOUR GOD! Watching Where The #$&% Is Santa? right now!

  14. vincenzo
    April 17, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Bam Margera’s number one fan I skate by the Bam Margera and Element ways. I pray to get sponsored by Element one day. I skate, i ride, i am Elment.

    oh and if enyone knows were to get a Bam Margera skate board New Jersey message me on face book.

  15. lissa bams gurl x
    April 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Bam you are sooo fucking awesome!!! i love u, and i love Castle Bam sooo much! that me and my cousin are going to design our apartment completely ‘castle BAM style’ haha its going to be soooo awesome, purple and black everywhere!!! In honor of you and ur crazy exciting life. UR AMAZING! p.s i want some more of my bam shows 😛 x

  16. homo
    April 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Bam sucks dick more dick then usual, cause his the biggest queer ever yes I said queer, think of any other fag name there
    is that is what Bam is, fag queer homo gay asshole assfuck bitchface, tithole, bagsucker, bagsnifer,baglicker

  17. international travel tips
    May 20, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Great!This article is creative,there are a lot of new idea,it gives me inspiration.I think I will also inspired by you and think about more new ideas

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