This project started with a cover of the Swedish action sports magazine Transition. It’s a shot of skateboarder/graffiti artist Gorm Boberg doing a wallride on a wall that he had done a painting on. After that cover came out, he and I wanted to do something in a similar style, so when I heard that a local photo store was about to close its big rental studios, I asked them if I could do one last photo session before the building was torn down. (I knew the studio owners since I had done some shoots there before, one of them with the Swedish-built super sports car Koenigsegg). There were two big studios: one built like a big corner, and one super-big studio shaped like a half-egg.
When I invited Gorm and the skaters, everybody was super stoked to have the chance to be there. Over the weekend, we had a really nice time — Gorm painted the studio walls, and then the skaters and BMX riders rode the walls. The technique Gorm uses is spray stencils, and all the paintings were done exclusively to match the riders’ personalities. When the weekend was over, the whole building was demolished — I almost cried when I saw what they did to such a fantastic place. Unfortunately, there are no more photo studios like that in Sweden anymore.