Marina Ekroos

Photographer

Share your passion

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This is where we first came to get the project started. Sk8topia is an indoor miniramp and a skate shop. Altogether they have around five teachers. They also organise birthday parties for kids and work in several ways in order to activate people to skate. Recently they’ve also got a portable ramp that can be taken to outdoor locations. 

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Juan Pablo Caso and Humberto Paniagua established Sk8topia in 2014. They used to skate when they were kids but then normal life happened. Kids, family and career. 

Gabo met JP an Humberto when he was living in Huehuetoca, they used to skate on weekends in Mexico city. When they decided to create Sk8topia Gabo was involved right away.

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One of the most inspiring things was the attitude both Gabriels have. They love to share their passion. They are really good teachers and it was great to see these kids learn to skate and deal with falls and getting hurt. 

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On the 5th week after watching these guys skate everyday, I finally got the urge to give it a try too. F U N !

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Image credit of me skating goes to Marcos Quinones AKA Zacarias, a future pilot. He is doing a a Fs Ollie in the image below.

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Skate Deconstruct Photoshow

Every Thing Changes Art Gallery, 2009 Main St, Santa Monica

9/18-11/11/2016, Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat-Sun: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

To make an appointment call Leslie Heinze 310-795-9160

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