Roberto AlegriaCameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IILens50.0mmISO100F-Stopf 5.6Shutter Speed1/250About the shotNowadays, if you take a close look at skateboarding photography, you will notice that back lighting is used less often. I am a big fan of this type of lighting. I often work using different backgrounds such as the sky, shiny floors or even the rain. This time I wanted to work with a different background texture that is more unusual – including a stylish trick and good scenery. I decided to use a white background, like I normally do when working in studio, but I used it as an extensive light diffuser and placed powerful flashes behind the background.I had the clear image of placing a skate trick in-between two trucks, to create a gap. I called two of my friends who are truck drivers and after negotiating with them, they finally allowed me to use their trucks. Then I needed to find an indoor space that would be big enough to hold the trucks, and also a place where the wind would not pass because of the 25m2 fabric I used to create the white background.BiographyI'm a Spanish photographer based in Barcelona. I’ve been passionate about photography since I was a child. Photography has always been one of my main hobbies, the other being skateboarding.In 2005, I managed to link both of my passions and became a professional photographer, shooting advertisements for brands such as Red Bull, Volcom, Quiksilver, Carhartt, Wesc, Rusty, Braun and Nike as well as skate magazines. I believe that my work brings something different to skateboard photography because I focus on photography composition, techniques and lighting rather than on skate tricks.Today, I consider myself not only a skate photographer, but I am also developing more cinematic photography because it has infinite possibilities.