The United Skateboard Photography Book Project is a major part of the United Skateboard Photography Project’s goal. A 300 page hardbound photography book (with advertising to support the printing and developemnt costs) with a first publication size of 1,000 books featuring skateboard photographers and their work from around the globe along with detailed interviews with selected professional skateboard photographers will be created and sold worldwide.
The photographers themselves will receive a huge amount of promotion through the book and the accompanying website while at the same time helping to support the charitable foundation Grind For Life backed by skateboarders which will receive 100% of the book sales revenue after German taxes. The more books sold, the
larger the donation for the good cause turns out and the more people see the skateboard photographer’s work!
Grind For Life, Inc was founded in 2003, by life-long skateboarder Mike Rogers, after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. Mike’s tumor was located behind his right eye and nasal cavity. He endured a 17 hour surgery a cranial-facial resection with a brain-lift, removal of his eye, cheekbone, and half of the roof of his mouth and some of his teeth. He beat cancer once as a pre-teen, and again 25 years later. Mike beat the odds and is a competitive skateboarder again. The mission of the Grind For Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. The ultimate goal with this organization is to have a couple of apartments near Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, so people who are receiving treatment at the hospital can have their family near them.
As this is an independent project with no initial funding, we can not promise any initial payment for the photographers. Being in the book will already raise a lot of attention in the skateboard community for the chosen photographers. If we happen to have to re-publish and sell a crazy number of books (like 10,000) then we will sit down, do the math and see what is left after paying taxes, shipping, packaging etc.! I want to focus on supporting the Grind For Life foundation and keep this focus – that’s the goal with this first publication. We are always open for submissions from skateboard photographers worldwide who want to be a part of the United Skateboard Photography Project and have themselves receive a dedicated page on the site presenting their best pieces of work. What do you need to do?
Let us know you are interested in working together with the United Skateboard Photography Project community in building a dedicated place to share our love and interest for skateboarding and photography. Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you real quick to set you up. This is a free platform so just to state it clearly, it does not cost you anything to present your work here!