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 elementskateboards.com). 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.
Here is a selection of photos I took while we interviewed Chad Tim Tim at his house in Long Beach, California.
Chad is a devoted father and committed husband. And this peaceful nature transcends into his skateboarding, with a well-respected career, defined by precision and power.
Check out his latest part from the new Element video series; TRIO by clicking here.
- Jeremy Fish
- Mike Kershnar
- Ryan Dewitt and Ryan Kingman
- Darrell Stanton, and Jeremy Wray
- Todd Francis
- Paul Schmitt
- Johnny Schillereff and family
- Lil Jon
- Mike V