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.
Jeremy Fish is a creative like no other. His creativity ranges from illustration and painting, to intricate wood work and carved characters, to working on short films (in front of and behind the lens in Fishtales). He is one of the few artist that has managed to play in the commercial world as well as uphold his position in the high-end art scene.
Here are a collection of photos I shot of Jeremy in his studio in San Francisco.
Check out Jeremy’s blog here.
- Mike Kershnar
- Ryan Dewitt and Ryan Kingman
- Darrell Stanton, and Jeremy Wray
- Todd Francis
- Paul Schmitt
- Johnny Schillereff and family
- Lil Jon
- Mike V