Jenny Sampson presents Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders

Wednesday, February 7, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

Photographer Jenny Sampson presents and signs her new book Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders.

The portraits in Skaters compel the subject, the photographer, and the viewer to slow down. These images, created with wet plate collodion, offer an honest glimpse into the skateboarders' core being: pensive, tough, playful, anxious, distracted, and innocent. Even the plates of seemingly empty skate parks are in fact teeming with immense energy and motion, yet the skaters are moving too quickly to be captured with long exposures.

Jenny Sampson earned a BA in Psychobiology at Pitzer College and has since dedicated her time to her photographic endeavors: wet plate collodion, traditional black and white photography, and commissioned portraits.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Skaters: Tintype Portraits of West Coast Skateboarders Cover Image
By Jenny Sampson (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781942084419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Daylight Books - October 17th, 2017

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