Sam Weaver
Portland, OR
Canon 5D Mk II | Fuji X-E2

Your landscape photography is fantastic, but you also shoot downhill skateboarding events. Tell us a little about the sport and why you enjoy photographing it in such scenic environments.

For the most part it is skaters riding gravity down mountainous roads. I’m endlessly inspired by the way riders use and respond to the road. Even the roads themselves are inspiring, they can be beautiful structures designed to over come the brutality of nature. Seeing riders blast down an epic, scenic road is an art form unto itself. From a photographic stand point what’s not to like? Action, leading lines and a beautiful backdrop.

Tumblr: @theskatedistrict
Instagram: @skatedistrict


myhotcaffeine said:

Hey Mike, thanks for the mention! Friend told me about it and got me so stoked. Shred on, shred safe! Makes me wish Loaded sponsored filmmakers. Hahahahahaha.

For sure! Farhiie had posted some of your stuff and I liked the photos, as well as the watermark (as you noticed!). Keep up the good work, and if you have any design friends make sure to let them know about my giveaway! I’m gonna give a big ole promo to whoever wins, and a promo to anyone who submits. As for sponsoring filmmakers, Loaded actually does! Three guys who have been working with Loaded for some time now are PerroProd, SkateDistrict (Sam Weaver) and BeanPoleProductions. I’m not sure the details of their partnerships but they do lots of collaborative work and they all are spectacular filmmakers and photographers. So keep it up and who knows what could happen!

Stoke on,