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Vintage Skateboarding Photographs by J. Grant Brittain

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Note from shop owner Shooting skateboarding for over 40 years! Visit jgrantbrittainphotos.com to view and purchase my vintage and recent skateboard photography.
My book, “PUSH—J Grant Brittain—80s Skateboarding Photography, is available at Gingkopress.com, many skate shops, and booksellers all over.
Thanks for your interest—enjoy the ride!
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 1, 2022

Shooting skateboarding for over 40 years! Visit jgrantbrittainphotos.com to view and purchase my vintage and recent skateboard photography.
My book, “PUSH—J Grant Brittain—80s Skateboarding Photography, is available at Gingkopress.com, many skate shops, and booksellers all over.
Thanks for your interest—enjoy the ride!
Instagram: jgrantbrittain
Facebook: J Grant Brittain

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I have been shooting skateboarding from 1979 to the present and see no end in sight.

I started shooting photos at the Del Mar Skate Ranch in 1979 while I was working there as a worker bee and eventually as the pro shop manager. I had watched the top photographers of the 1970s come through the skatepark with various pro skaters in tow and admired their work in the magazines months after they shot the photos. After borrowing my roommate's camera in February of 1979, I was immediately hooked on shooting. I honed my photographic skills by shooting my friends flying out of the cement bowls over the next few years.

In 1983 I helped found Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, and many of the photos you see in my store were featured within the covers of TWS over my 20 years as Senior Photographer and Photo Editor. My photos were on 60+ covers over that time.

In 2003 I decided to leave TWS with friends and start The Skateboard Mag where I worked until 2016.
I have since left TSM and am a freelance photographer, curator and teacher. I am currently working on a book project of my skateboarding photography.

My skate photos have been featured in magazines, books, and photo shows around the world.

I wanted to share some of my iconic skateboarding photographic images with fans of skateboarding. I hope they can find my shop interesting and helpful and that they can own a little bit of skateboarding history.

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Shop members

  • J. Grant Brittain

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipper

    While working at the Del Mar Skateboard Ranch in 1979 selling Cokes, Twinkies and miniature golf, J. Grant Brittain borrowed his roommate’s Canon and began what would become a 34-year-long affair with skateboarding, cameras and magazines.

Production partners

  • Chrome Digital

    San Diego, CA

    I have been working with Chrome Digital for over 20 years through the analog photographic years and now the digital era. Chrome Digital supplies all of my printing needs and they are the best and highest quality photographic lab in San Diego, CA.

  • photo lab

    San Diego, CA

    J. Grant Brittain has been a photographer since picking up a camera in 1979 and pointing it at some of the world's best skateboarders.

  • Quincy Woodwrights

    Carlsbad, CA

    Quincy Woodwrights makes skateboards and prints my photos on the bottom of decks. The work is done in Carlsbad, California seven miles from my house.

  • Wacky Buttons

    Rochester, NY

    Wacky buttons is a manufacturer of pinback buttons, made in the USA. I design the button, upload and they make them and ship them to me. I then package them. Four 1.5 inch pinback buttons featuring 4 skateboarding photos I shot in the 1980s.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
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I ship safely packed, rolled up in a strong cardboard photo tube.
Photos will be shipped within 7-10 days of your order.

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