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The Art of Surfing and Skateboarding Photography: A Panel Discussion with J. Grant Brittain, Grant Ellis, Todd Glaser, and Miki Vuckovich

Tuesday April 16, 2024
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Leon Williams Room (Love Library 430)

Come learn about the art of taking surf and skate photos from industry experts.

Grant Brittain began his career taking photos at the Del Mar Skate Ranch. He went on to found Transworld Skateboarding Magazine and The Skateboard Mag. He continues as a freelance photographer and teacher.

Grant Ellis studied commercial photography in his home country of South Africa in the 1990s. But it was the inspiration to apply this skill to another life-long passion, surfing, that drew Ellis around the world in the service of celebrated clients and publications. In addition to his own photography, Ellis filled the photo editor’s seat at Surfer magazine for 17 years, and now performs that role at Surfer’s Journal.

Todd Glaser is a San Diego-born photographer, surfer, and waterman. A SURFER Staff Photographer for over a decade, Glaser is prolific for his young age, earning more than a dozen covers during his tenure at the magazine. 

Miki Vuckovich took a photo class with high-school friend Tony Hawk in 1982. Every day after school, the two would go to the skatepark and shoot all of their assignments there, before doing more skating. Ultimately, Miki’s been shooting for four decades, still likes to try new things, and isn’t afraid to spend several minutes or an hour to capture the perfect image on his iPhone (if that’s all he has on him). 

Sponsored by the Surf/Skate Studies Collaborative and the University Library.