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 also released a 200-page photo book, which included a DVD of the film too, which sold out almost immediately. But if you missed it, FUEL TV will be airing the film as a 4-part series… Tune in, and check it out.
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.
Ryan Dewitt, an avid bird watcher and team manager for Element, is a unique personality within skateboarding. His infectious laugh can be heard from miles around, and carries through to his job…
A fun game around the office is to photoshop Dewitt in different scenarios; for example here is Dewitt as Mad Max.
Here is a collection of photos I shot of Dewitt in Irvine, California, circa 2009, during his MAKE IT COUNT interview.