I recently captured some photos and video of Ian Hilger riding the DB Longboards Dyad V2 longboard for SkateSlate Magazine and figured I would repost some of the photos here. As of late I have gotten more into the freestyle type of longboarding and spent a bulk of my vacation teaching my self how to land an old school kick flip (there is a reason I am professional photographer, not a professional skateboader). Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, bed sheets, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints Also, some of these photos are available for commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
I spent last weekend sitting on top of a mountain in the rain capturing photos of the WhistlerLongboard Festival. Luckily I was brought enough rain gear to keep me dry for three days. Here’s a couple of my favorite photos from the weekend and you can see all the photos on DB Longboards website by CLICKING HERE.
One of my photos from Artist Point landed on the cover of Whatcom Magazine. I also wrote a story about skimboarding for the issue and they ran a photo of myself skimboarding as a double page spread along with one of my photos of DB Skimboards team rider Casey Gackle. You can read the skimboarding story I wrote by CLICKING HERE. I still actively freelance since leaving my job as a full-time photojournalist and love the opportunity to still write outdoor stories for Whatcom Magazine and The Bellingham Herald.
Some people may not know, but I am the team manager for DB Longboards, DB Skimboards, Atlas Trucks and Cloud Ride Wheels. I recently added Seattle longboarder and skateboarder Devon Dotson to the DB Longboards team and am pretty excited about it since he is really fun to skate and shoot with. Here’s some recent photos of him I captured at the skate park and smashing through local hills along with a fresh edit of him I shot and edited that was released today.
Although I no longer work for The Bellingham Herald I am still freelancing for their Whatcom Magazine publication. Here’s a photo I captured of Bellingham kiteboarder Patrick Harber that accompanied a story I wrote about kiteboarding. You can read the full story here: bellinghamherald.com/ Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr Also, some of these photos are available for prints and commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
Last week I captured photos and video for DB Skimboards of their annual DB Skim Camp at Dash Point in Federal Way, Washington. Not only were these kids unbelievably stoked to be at the beach all day they were also just adorable. Here’s some photos and a promo edit I made during one day of the skimboard camp. They still have one skim camp session open this summer and you can learn more at DBskimcamp.com!
Last week I met up with Mercer Island high senior Graham to capture some senior portraits. When his mom contacted me about capturing photos she also asked if I could capture some photos of him longboarding also. Naturally, the answer was yes. I met up with Graham and his brother and parents and the Washington Park Arboretum to capture the traditional portraits. After that we ventured to one of my local skate spots to capture another unique set of photos for him. It was a blast and it really gives some diversity to the photos that he can use in graduation announcements, yearbook photos or just to keep for memories. Anyways, if you are looking for senior portraits for your son or daughter and live in the Seattle area feel free to shoot me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past 8 years I have been capturing photos and video of the DB Skimboards Pro/AM at Dash Point in Federal Way and this year was no different. Below are a few photos I captured of the event and the official video. You also can view more of my photos on SkimMagazine.com.
Two weeks ago I ventured to Portland with DB Longboards, Cloud Ride Wheels and Atlas Trucks to capture some promo photo and video for an event taking place this Saturday at Switchbacks in Portland with Daddies Board Shop. Here are some of the photos from the trip. My favorite part of the trip was visiting Rowena Crest along the Columbia River, which is the beautiful road at the end of the video. >
I recently had three photos featured in the new issue of Pulse Skimboarding Magazine. One photo of Casey Gackle skimboarding in Bellingham, a photo of Adam Balaam skimboarding in San Francisco and a photo of Isaac Thomas skimboarding in Tacoma. It’s always great to help boost the skimboarding scene and to get some photos of my friends and DB Skimboards team riders into magazine.