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UploadedNovember 5, 2007
TakenNovember 4, 2007
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS-1D Mark II
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
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Focal Length15 mm
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This is my dad and most of his collection of more than 300 old school skateboards. He was Canada's skateboard champion in the early seventies and still skates today so its a huge part of his life. The boards span time from the late sixties to the end of the eighties and make up the largest collection of them in Canada. Having gathered this many in just over eight years from garage sales, friends, and the internet, I can only imagine what it will look like another five or ten. The rarest of boards can fetch a high price on E-bay aswell so its not just a cheap hobby.

It's always interesting flipping through them checking out the variety of detailed and interesting graphics to the ones with old scratches telling stories of people in the past.

31 responses

  • Tim Jones

    Tim Jones said (5 Nov 2007):

    Nice collection, nice pic

  • Rick Andrews

    Rick Andrews said (6 Nov 2007):

    wow! theres some crazy ass boards in there!! .. theres even a jailbird "gator" board in the bottom left of the frame

  • Nicholas Hendrickx

    Nicholas Hendrickx said (7 Nov 2007):

    That's insane! Sweet shot!

  • Melody Parra

    Melody Parra said (10 Nov 2007):

    Amazing photo. It seems like you really thought it through. A different way of thinking the portrait.

  • Mike Edwards

    Mike Edwards said (13 Nov 2007):

    Skate have fun.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (13 Nov 2007):

    perfect for the theme!

  • steven wade

    steven wade said (21 Nov 2007):

    wow. this is great. i see a few that i had.
    it's awesome that your dad still skates!

  • Marcelo Prieto Moffat

    Marcelo Prieto Moffat said (24 Nov 2007):

    Great portrait.

  • Marissa Garcia

    Marissa Garcia gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    live fast, skate faster =] you got my vote

  • Jason Seda

    Jason Seda gave props (12 Dec 2007):

    great job, my vote

  • Jason DeFillippo

    Jason DeFillippo said (12 Dec 2007):

    My god! I'm in love with that collection!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman   gave props (30 Dec 2007):

    Thanks for sharing this; an insight into the love and compulsion of collecting. Excellent.

  • Magda Beda

    Magda Beda said (19 Feb 2008):

    fuckin awsome buddy.

  • Jason Clapp

    Jason Clapp said (21 Feb 2008):

    nice collection! :)

  • Hunaid H

    Hunaid H said (22 Feb 2008):

    Congratulations, very well done.

  • Daphne Schlick

    Daphne Schlick (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2008):

    Gorgeous shot! so glad you got published!

  • Trae Brown

    Trae Brown said (4 Mar 2008):

    Epic!

  • Erik Peterson

    Erik Peterson gave props (11 Mar 2008):

    Killer Collection

  • David C. Kennedy

    David C. Kennedy said (13 Mar 2008):

    Hey TJ!
    That shot of your Dad's 'board collection makes me drool. Awesome. I've own like 30 'boards myself, but I don't have the number or as many cool vintage boards like your Dad has. I'm 43, and I'd probably remember your father from back in the day. What's his name? Was he ever featured in any of the big skateboarding mags when he was younger?
    Write back if ya feel like it -
    Cheers,
    Dave Kennedy dckennedy64@netscape.net

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (27 May 2008):

    Whoa! Too awesome for words!

  • William Allen

    William Allen said (10 Jun 2008):

    oh my god. Im about to have a heart attack...

  • William Allen

    William Allen said (10 Jun 2008):

    hey, i like the one right under your dad....its just a wood square

  • Alexandra Szydelski

    Alexandra Szydelski said (18 Aug 2008):

    i wish this was my room

  • ! Zachariah Ritter

    ! Zachariah Ritter gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    thats awesome who is your dad?

  • Lill-Veronica Skoglund

    Lill-Veronica Skoglund (Deleted) said (13 Dec 2008):

    Awesome shot!

  • James Blucher

    James Blucher (Deleted) said (11 Feb 2009):

    soooo cool. i wish i had your dad. haha and remember....HAVE FUN WITH IT

  • Mark Oldhead

    Mark Oldhead said (23 Apr 2009):

    Sweet collection of old school boards! Your dad is a true Oldhead!
    Mark
    www.oldheads.com

  • Chad Petroff

    Chad Petroff (Deleted) gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    I had a few of those,.... the Gator was my first real board. Nice shot.

  • Marie-Suzanne Nunes

    Marie-Suzanne Nunes gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Cool.

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (9 May 2010):

    Wicked Cool Shot!

  • Dave G

    Dave G gave props (16 May 2013):

    Tony Hawk who?

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