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Sonny Miller and I owned a trailer in Mexico at Teresa’s in 1980 and we sessioned this pool in Rosarito Beach one weekend while on a surf trip. The walls around the pool had broken glass stuck in concrete on top, didn’t keep us out. Sonny Miller (RIP), rock and roll next to the diving board. Photo: Brittain @sonnymillerfilms #sonnymiller #skateboarding #skatephotographer #surfphotographer #poolriding #mexicoskateboarding #rosaritobeach @theskateboardmag #theskateboardmag #grantbrittain

Sonny Miller (RIP) lays down a Bertlemann slide at the Avo Bowl in Fallbrook in the early 80s. Sonny was an early San Diego skateboarder and one of the early snowboarders. He was a great friend to many people all over the world. Photo: Brittain @sonnymillerfilms #sonnymiller #sandiego #cardiff #encinitas @republicofencinitas #billbilling #avobowl #fallbrook #surfphotographer #skatephotographer #skateboarding #grantbrittain #harmonygrove

My friend Sonny Miller is gone from this life, but I will never forget him. His memorial service is tomorrow, July 18th, Friday night at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church, 341 S. Kalmia St in Escondido. I snapped this frontside invert of Sonny in a fancy shirt at Del Mar Skate Ranch in the early 1980s. Photo: Brittain @sonnymillerfilms #sonnymiller #surfphotographer #cinematographer #surfing #skateboarding #skatephotography #skatephotographer #grantbrittain

Come on by @culturebrewingco in Solana Beach on Cedros this Friday night, April 3rd from 5-9 for a photo show I am doing with my buddy, @kevinroche I will be exhibiting some skate and art photos and Culture will have their usual arsenal of finely crafted beers including their Triple IPA. Our photos will be available for purchase. Kids and dogs are welcome, so no excuses. 111 S. Cedros. @tonyhawk #tonyhawk #kevinroche #blackandwhite #craftbeer #culturebrewingco #ipa #skatephotography #skatephotographer #surfphotography #skatelegends #skateboarding #theskateboardmag @theskateboardmag #grantbrittain

Masanori “Nisi” Nishioka RIP. On my first trip to Japan in 1988, Nisi took Lester Kasai, Pierre Andre and I into his small apartment above a restaurant and made us feel at home, showed us where the skate spots were. This is a shot of Nisi grinding at a great metal ramp in a Shizunami junkyard. When Nisi wasn’t skating, surfing or snowboarding, he was taking photos of someone else doing it. He was also a great artist and we would talk about art for hours. Nisi was a character and it’s the characters that spice up our lives. Photo: Brittain #masanorinishioka #nisi #devilman #kamakura #shizunami #skateboardingjapan #skatephotographer #skateboarding #japan #vertramp #grantbrittain #velvia #film

It’s not too late to enroll in my class, “Crash Course: The Art of Skateboard Photography” which starts tonight at UCSD Extension in La Jolla. Google: UCSD and Grant Brittain to enroll on the UCSD website, it’s open to the public and I’m teaching 3 sessions (Sept 24, Oct 1 and Oct 3) over the next week. You must attend all 3 classes which include a demonstration at a skatepark on Oct 3rd. Photo: Brittain @todswank #todswank #ucsdextension #ucsd #skatephotographer #skateboarding #theskateboardmag @theskateboardmag #grantbrittain #skateboardphotography #push

Yesterday was the last day of my stint as a teacher at UCSD Extension. 15 adult students for 2 classroom and 2 shooting sessions. Some of the students are skaters, some are photographers and others just digging on the Skate Vibe. I want to thank the skaters who turned up to help me. This is a photo of @nealmims I shot at Encinitas Poods Park as a demonstration. Thanks to Neal Mims, Dane Barry, Tom Schaar, Daniel Cuervo, Jordan, Nate and other skaters that cooperated with the class. I will show student’s work soon on my Tumblr. Photo: Brittain #nealmims #encinitaspoodspark #poodspark @republicofencinitas #republicofencinitas #nealmimsskateacademy #skatephotography #skatephotographer #theskateboardmag @theskateboardmag #grantbrittain

Check out Mark Whiteley’s @_wyattlee Book Release and Exhibition tomorrow night, Sat, May 16th at @seeingthingsgallery in San Jose. Mark’s 20+ years of skate photography have influenced his peers and younger photographers immensely. For show info and if you’re interested in purchasing the book, go to seeingthingsgallery.com @_wyattlee #markwhiteley #seeingthingsgallery #skateboarding #skatephotographer #skatelegend #skateart

@jaywatsonphoto shot this portrait of me at a Tim Brauch Memorial Contest at Lake Cunningham in San Jose a few years back. I like it, my body language says pretty much how I feel after shooting all afternoon in the hot sun on blinding concrete. Am I complaining? Nope. Check out Jay’s other portraits on his website. jaywatson.photoshelter.com. Photo: Jay Watson @jaywatsonphoto #jaywatson #sanjose #lakecunningham #skateboarding #skatephotographer #grantbrittain