Mike Blabac‘s history with skate photography is three decades deep, with a portfolio of work that covers some of skateboarding’s most important contemporary moments. His photos have inspired skaters of a certain generation to grab a camera themselves, but even the current generation of rippers are looking back to his portfolio for inspiration today.
That was the case with Tyler ‘Manchild’ Pacheco and a recent series of Girl ads featuring him, Breana Geering, Simon Bannerot, and more from the Girl squad. Go behind the scenes of the downtown LA shoot in the video above, and for another heavy dose of nostalgia check out Blabac’s ‘Family Portraits video (read our interview with director Jacob Rosenberg about the project here).
Check out our “In The Loupe” episode with Blabac from 2016, and his interview in celebration of The Skateboard Mag‘s 150th issue, below: