Tampa Am!

I'm Back! I just got back from Tampa Am in Florida. The 8th and Skate squad spent 4 days in FL meeting Pros, Ams, the beach, drinks and of course; skateboarding. It was a blast and I cant wait to go back for Tampa Pro. Here's some of my favorites from the trip! So much love to Adam, Rex, Zach, and especially 8th and Skate for bring the team together and taking us on such an awesome trip. <3

No matter How Had I Hit The Ground, I'll Still Smile.

Eyedea & Abilities- Smile


"The aged professor quotes, "Freedom's without a path"
Now he dresses like a widow
And preaches "Love is dead" in every class
But curiosity killed the cat
And taught the dog in him how to act
And it burned his bridge to Jill
So he tries to drown the guilt with a bottle of Jack"

"I can only build if I tear the walls down
Even if it breaks me, I won't let it make me frown
I'm falling, but no matter how hard I hit the ground
…I'll still smile"


A bit of self-reflection; I always shoot Self Portraits as way to document my progress through life and art. This song helped aid me in today's reflection period. Food for thought. 

Bikes, Boards, & Beers.

This past Saturday, I got to experience a different culture that is way bigger than I could've imagined. I've always ridden a skateboard so we all shared that, However I know absolutely nothing about motorcycles and was able to share that love and learn a little bit as well. Thank you all for the shared wisdom, beer, and tips on trying to skate pool coping. 

Thank you, Ride or Die Ohio for all the rad raffle prizes and the Award for Best Blindfolded trick (Yes, it was a double kickflip)

I'm gonna do my best to have a bike next year


A Quick Hello!

I’m not much of a writer so let’s just get into it. Welcome to the blog part of my site! This is where I’ll be sharing some of my most intimate thoughts and adventures. Stay tuned.


Here are a couple quick portraits of good friend (I actually shot this about a week ago).He's always motivating, and lending a hand in any way that he can so when he asked me to shoot a couple portraits of him after The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, I couldn't pass on the opportunity. 

My favorite thing about these is that I’ve always skated with him so it was rad to photograph him to show his other passion; his motorcycle. Well that, and its the first time i've ever seen him dressed up

 This is Tedd Cookerly of Columbus, Ohio.