4 time National Portrait Prize Finalist, Nikki Toole goes around the world to photograph the skateboard culture in urban environments. From the United States to Australia, skateboarders are portrayed along with their skateboard emanating a serious passion for the sport. Skate Project is currently exhibited in Melbourne, Australia at the National Portrait Gallery and on display until September 9th, 2012.
Many skaters speak of a solitary mind space while skating; of entering into another state of consciousness.
To make these portraits I asked the skaters to place themselves within this meditative space.” Nikki Toole
Bryce Campbell. Brick Lane. London. England.
Esther Godoy. Fitzroy. Melbourne. Australia.
Iida-Maija Ojanen. Brick Lane. London. England.
Carlo Iannotta. The Spot Skatepark. Ostia. Rome. Italy.
Justin Pendleton. Venice Beach. California. USA.
Michal Suchopar. Mystic Skatepark. Prague. Czech Republic.
Caroline Dynybil. Skatehalle. Berlin Germany.