On one of my trips to the outskirts of the city, with a group of skateboard buddies and my photo equipment, we got to know this talented young skateboarder in one of the cities we visited. While hanging out with our new friends in Las Tablas, they told me about a field with an abandoned, rusted-out tube lying in it. There, a local, Luis Armando, impressed us with this 360 flip. We all admired him, and I decided to take this picture from ground level. In this moment, I felt like a National Geographic correspondent doing a documentary on a wild animal in its natural environment.
About the shot
I live in beautiful Panama City and work as a graphic designer for a clothing company called Saks Free Zone. I also work as a photograph correspondent for a Central American skateboard publication, Blastmagazine, which is based in Costa Rica, and I’ve contributed photos to the Argentinean magazine Instinto”.
My specialization is action photography, but I have created portraits, photographed the rock ‘n’ roll scene, and documented many cultural events. I am also an illustrator, both in digital and hand-drawn formats.