2010 MAKE IT COUNT CONTEST SERIES

2010 ELEMENT CONTEST SERIES – RECAP from ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS on Vimeo.

MAKE IT COUNT is a unique contest series that rewards winners from around the world with an experience of a lifetime; a trip to Element YMCA Skate Camp to compete in the finals.

“It is more than a contest series because it gives Element an opportunity to bring skaters up to nature to have a real and lasting connection with it, for the rest of their lives.” – Todd Larson, Elemental Awareness Co-Founder & Director

Filmed by

Kirk Dianda
Marc Falkenstein
Chris Thiessan
Amber B

Music: “Everyone” by The Willowz

itunes.apple.com/​us/​album/​everyone/​id340065691?i=340065887

myspace.com/​​thewillowz

Also check out some behind the scenes photos I shot while at skatecamp… Comrads & A Voice In The Wilderness

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BEACH BUMS

Anita Grigg petitioning for Nudist Beaches in Noosa, Australia.

Photo was shot for Dazed & Confused Magazine, 2007.

BLONDE LOVE

Check out the new Blonde issue “Just Married” with an AB feature on page 28… Anyone speak German!?

MAKE IT COUNT PHOTO SERIES – RYAN KINGMAN

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.

From starting out as a kid that was scraping the ink off skateboard silk screens, to becoming the Team Manager, and eventually the Marketing Director, Kingman’s long history with Element has been one and the same.

Ryan Kingman is a gentle giant, with a distinctive red mustache, that has since moved on to new endeavors. Here is a link to a brand he is helping start from the ground up, again… STANCE.

Nevertheless, here is a collection of photos I shot of Kingman and Kirk at Element (Irvine, California, circa 2009) during his MAKE IT COUNT interview.

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