Six Skate Photographers You Need To Know Time to show some love to the photographers out there who pound the pavement day after day, hoping to capture that outstanding skate shot. Here are six skate photographers you need to know... 07/24/2017 © Jonathan Mehring / Red Bull Illume Davy van Laere @philzwijsen #ElementWaterproof @elementeurope #Bilbao @soloskatemag @aproposskatemag A post shared by DVL (Davy Van Laere) (@dvlphoto) on Oct 11, 2016 at 6:05am PDT "French" Fred Mortagne I am re-discovering this picture of @charlescollet that I didn’t originally pick, from what was an epic shooting day. I had so much great material that this one got abandoned. Maybe it didn’t attract my attention because we don’t fully see the skateboard, but I now like this picture very much. What about you? // Full immersive video of that shooting day on my Youtube channel (LINK IN BIO) // As not seen in #AttraperAuVol // #frenchfredfoto #skateboarding #fullpipes #LeicaMMonochrom A post shared by Fred Mortagne (@frenchfred) on Jul 12, 2017 at 2:03pm PDT Roberto Alegria We saw this spot near the road so we stopped to skate it @emunozfilms _ ollie into the bank a while ago #skatelife #skate #skateboarding #oman #uae????????#landscape A post shared by Mr. Happiness (@roberto_alegria) on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:52am PDT Jonathan Mehring It's Go Skateboarding Day. See you out there in the streets! This shot from GSD 2016 in Havana. Yojani Perez flying both Cuban and American flags (behind) through the streets of Havana. @monsterchildren @amigoskatecuba #loscallessonnosotros #skatecuba #goskateboardingday #goskateboardingday2017 #goskateboardingday2016 A post shared by Jonathan Mehring (@mehringsbearings) on Jun 21, 2017 at 10:15am PDT Roberto Bragotto It's always cool to be back on shooting skateboarding! Last week I took lots of pictures during the Italian Championship Skateboarding in Fano, Italy. Thanks @monsterenergy for the great opportunity! ???? . ????@tyleredtmayer . #skateboarding #adriaticbowl #skateboard A post shared by Roberto Bragotto Photographer (@robybragotto) on Jul 18, 2017 at 9:27am PDT Jeroen Nieuwhuis 2/3 Red Bull Illume | CLOSE-UP FINAL IMAGE Early in 2016 I sat down with art director @ElroyKlee & cinematographer @ErikJournee from @NEWDAY.studio to come up with a concept for this year’s @redbullillume After pitching different ideas at each other we quickly agreed to try shooting something with mirrors. Instead of a street spot we decided to go indoors, but not to a typical skatepark. We contacted the guys at skatepark Pier 15 in Breda (The Netherlands). This skatepark is more like an indoor ‘street spot’, with concrete ramps, curbs and stairs. We knew this would fit the image we had in mind. We started cutting mirrors in our studio into different (small and large) shapes and tested them to see how big they needed to be to see the trick and different parts of the obstacle. We opted for triangle shaped mirrors to complement the obstacles in the background, to create a clean, even balanced look. Almost 12 mirrors later we finally had the pieces that would fit the picture. We headed out to Pier 15 together with Dutch skateboarder @RobMaatman. A couple of c-stands were used to angle the mirrors in a way that they almost looked like a puzzle; connect all the pieces and you see the entire obstacle. The outcome is a balanced action picture combined with graphic pieces and skatepark objects. #Photography #behindthescenes #RedBull #RedBullillume #mamiya #mediumformat #broncolor #skateboarding #skateboard #flash #robmaatman #newdaystudio #emerica #iso1200magazine #famousbtsmag A post shared by Jeroen Nieuwhuis (@jeroennieuwhuis) on Jul 7, 2016 at 3:17am PDT Did we miss a skate photographer you follow and we should check out? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram!