Doug Brown
Founder of Skate Straight, Motivational Speaker,
Skateboarder, Philanthropist, Published Author
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June 29th, 2012

Yesterday I got to visit the original location where my first book cover photo was shot. In early 2007 I just started riding for Triple 8 Helmets and they requested a head shot for their team page. That was the purpose of doing the photo. That same year the photo ended up being used for an 18X24 poster with Negative One Griptape to which they produced thousands of them. That particular poster seemed to be requested more than the others in my poster pile. Fast forward to 2009 after getting my first book deal it was time to make a cover. The publisher had a few ideas but I pushed for this photo to be used as the cover. Without a doubt this photo has been duplicated more than any other in my career. It was sentimental and fun to revisit the spot.


All Photos Copyright Doug Brown/ 2012