Miki Pascual

Where are you currently located / living?

I was born in Palma de Mallorca, but since 2011 I’m living in Girona, Spain.

How old are you and how long have you been involved with photography?

I am 22 years old and I’m capturing moments since I was 16.

What type of camera do you shoot with?

My first camera was the Nikon D60, but I changed it for the D300s. Regarding analog photography I usually shoot with the Yashica Electro 35.

Nanaqui - Bs SmithSkater: Nanaqui – Bs Smith

What is your favorite photography accessory other than your camera?

I think my Speed lights ( Nikon SB600 and Nissin di866 mkII ) with the Seculine TwinLink T2D Wireless Flash Trigger.

If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?

I think that having different lenses is important depending on the moment, the trick and the place. The first is the fisheye, and it should be indispensable for every skate photographer. Nevertheless if I had to choose one, I think it would be the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 (80mm on APS-C) due to it being fast, sharp and bright. In my opinion, it’s perfect for spontaneous moments, portraits, and for creating good compositions.

Mauricio Dayan - Bs TailSkater: Mauricio Dayan – Bs Tail

What makes a skate photograph original and unique: basically what is your idea of a good photo?

I think the feeling of skateboarding linked to the story you wanna explain. Also knowing how to use the light, the focus, the place, the trick, and the composition for creating this image 3/4, 4/6, 6/6…

In my case, I have been skating for 8 years and I still continue doing it. For me, taking a great photo is the way how I express to the people the story we are living. It’s like landing a trick.

I see skateboarding as an expression of itself in the concrete of the cities. It’s art waiting to be captured on a piece of paper.

Name the first photographer that comes to your mind and why?

Mike O’Meally has always been a reference for me. I think he has a connection with the skate life and captures it perfectly in his photos.

Jaime Mateu - Melon FakieSkater: Jaime Mateu – Melon Fakie

What do you feel is the most challenging thing about skateboard photography?

Maybe the fact of being fast and effective, probably having just one shot to capture it with.

References you have (past and present photography work) and/or your relation to skateboarding

I’ve helped in a lot of events in Mallorca organized by stores like Shine Skateshop or Devil Skateshop.

As I said before my relationship with skateboarding started when I was a child. For me it is a lot more than a wooden board with two trucks and four wheels. Definitely it’s a way of life.

Finally thanks to the United Skateboard Photography Project for giving me the opportunity to participate in this project.

Contact information

Email: mikipascual93@gmail.com
Web: www.mikipascualphotography.com
Instagram: @mkskatephotography
Facebook: Miki Pascual Photography

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