Trevor Vaughan

And here’s the next member of the United Skateboard Photography Project, Trevor Vaughan, who I contacted almost one year ago after seeing some of his work on the Skateboard Mag Fresh Crops page. He’s done photography work for many skateboarding companies and has a clear and striking style which attracted my attention. I’m glad to have him join us along with many other great skateboard photographers. Enjoy his work!

Where are you currently located / living?

Currently hanging out in Oklahoma City where I’m from. Just traveling the country, living in a different city for a month at a time.

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

I’m 25 and I’ve been shooting for about 8 years now.

Clint Walker - Ollie
Skater: Clint Walker – Ollie

What type of camera do you shoot with?

Recently copped that Canon 1D mark IV

What is your favorite photography accessory other than your camera?

My pocket wizards because they work so well. Missin my light meter though. Damn thieves!

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

I would have to choose my 28mm 1.8 because its small and lightweight. I also like how wide and fast it is. Excellent background blur and sharp focus. It’s a great walk around lens.

Kyle Walker - 5050
Skater: Kyle Walker – 5050

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

Composition is key for me. Showing the spot off in a way everyone can realize whats happening, and good lighting makes a huge difference.

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

Atiba Jefferson… because he’s a fucking G. He’s on another level of professionalism. I mean come on, he shot portraits of Jordan. Legend status.

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

Getting set up before they land the trick, or having your gear malfunction.

Scott Sulivan - slappy crook
Skater: Kyle Walker – 5050

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

I’ve been skating for about 16 years now and still do it everyday I can. Somebody should let get me a trick in Chomp 2 haha. Not really sure how to do this next part but… (references)

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I’ve had editorial work printed more than a handful of times in Thrasher Magazine. I traveled with Zumiez shooting the Couch Tour 2 years in a row (2011 & 2012). Went on trips with Ambig clothing, doing catalog shoots and working on their Modern Art video. I’ve spent months at a time on the road shooting a contest series called Hometown Heroes (2011)

Contact information

Trevor Vaughan

Clint Walker - backlip
Skater: Clint Walker – backlip

Clint Walker - backtail
Skater: Clint Walker – backtail

Clint Walker - crook transfer
Skater: Clint Walker – crook transfer

Clint Walker - gap backnose blunt
Skater: Clint Walker – gap backnose blunt

Clint Walker - kickflip
Skater: Clint Walker – kickflip

Clint Walker - nollieflip
Skater: Clint Walker – nollieflip

Clive Ramesh
Skater: Clive Ramesh

Clive Dixon - fifty Drop fifty
Skater: Clive Dixon – fifty Drop fifty

Clive Dixon - Smith
Skater: Clive Dixon – Smith

Dirty - front Crook
Skater: Dirty – front Crook

Dirty - frontside Flip
Skater: Dirty – frontside Flip

Jimmy Young - front Blunt
Skater: Jimmy Young – front Blunt

Kyle Walker - 5050
Skater: Kyle Walker – 5050

Kyle Walker - Backsmith
Skater: Kyle Walker – Backsmith

Trent Mcclung - Ollie
Skater: Trent Mcclung – Ollie

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