This week I took a little stroll down memory lane. Called up my old friend Thomas and hit up the local skate park in my hometown. This is a pretty memorable location for me. Not only did this epic park open on my birthday back in 2005, but it’s a spot I spent the majority of my teen years at… taking photos of everyone on a daily basis. When I started doing photography in 2003 it was influenced by many of the friends who used to skate at this park. My dream at the time was to be a photographer for Transworld Skate Magazine and even though that didn’t happen, I am still holding dear to my camera and am always down to shoot some skate photos of old friends when in town. One of these days I will have to go through all of my old film photos from way back when and post them up for the world to see how Cara Eliz Photo actually came about. For now… I will share with you this kick ass session from the skate park.
There is something cathartic and healing about getting back to your roots with your art. This inspired me, and your work is stark and real- I LOVE it.
Fun! Love the suspended motion in these — and that they are personal for you! The best!
Cara – so cool that this is where your path started! I love all of the angles and perspective in this post, very fitting for the vibe of the session!
What a great idea and reminder of where your photography journey started. Great story and photos!
Amazing!!! My boys are beginner skaters (ages 9 and 13) and I am so inspired!
Love the skate park sesh!! I just love looking at this stuff in general :). It amazes me!
This is such a fun shoot! Awesome job!
I love going back to where things started, and the movement in these are so great!