February 13th, 2013 by garrettcortese

Shane. April '09. Goofing around during the Alliance Roundtable discussion on style.

Shane. April ’09. Goofing around during the Alliance Roundtable discussion on style.

Over the years I’ve taken a lot of portraits of a lot of different wakeboarders and wakeskaters. This past weekend I had to do some hard drive backup/organization for a lot of my archives and found myself looking over some pictures I hadn’t seen in a long time. The old action shots are always fun to look at because you can see how much the sport has changed and progressed in a relatively short period of time, but sometimes the portraits tell just as important of a story. Whether for an interview with an “it” rider, a shot for a company’s marketing campaign, or just a quick grab for no reason other than to snap a photo in some decent light, a portrait can say a lot. Here are some I found that I thought you all might enjoy, from the comedic to the serious; if nothing else these just prove that we’re all getting older…

Parks. March '10. Having fun with a leaf blower for a Spy shoot.

Parks. March ’10. Having fun with a leaf blower for a Spy shoot.

Scott and Randall. October '09. Chilling at OWC during Arnette's ride with the legends day.

Scott and Randall. October ’09. Chilling at OWC during Arnette’s ride with the legends day.

 

LF founder and owner Tony Finn. June '08. Following the aftermath of Brostock at Powell.

LF founder and owner Tony Finn. June ’08. Following the aftermath of Brostock at Powell.

    Danny and Aaron. November '09. The launch of Obscura and their "business" careers

Danny and Aaron. November ’09. The launch of Obscura and their “business” careers

 

Chris O'Shea. May '09. Goofing off for an interview shoot

Chris O’Shea. May ’09. Goofing off for an interview shoot

    Reed Hansen. April '11. The morning of his birthday and the new boots he got from his parents

Reed Hansen. April ’11. The morning of his birthday and the new boots he got from his parents

Shaun Murray and daughters. May '10. For an interview in Alliance

Shaun Murray and daughters. May ’10. For an interview in Alliance

 

Chris Abadie. July '09. Under a bridge somewhere in Texas while working on the first Slingshot/Shredtown story for Alliance

Chris Abadie. July ’09. Under a bridge somewhere in Texas while working on the first Slingshot/Shredtown story for Alliance

Ricky G. August '07. Centurion team shoot in Lake Oroville, CA

Ricky G. August ’07. Centurion team shoot in Lake Oroville, CA

 

Aaron Reed. March '09. Pro-Tec team shoot shenanigans

Aaron Reed. March ’09. Pro-Tec team shoot shenanigans

Shane Bonifay. June '09. Brostock Day 1

Shane Bonifay. June ’09. Brostock Day 1

 

Silas Thurman. October '11. Working while on a Remote team trip

Silas Thurman. October ’11. Working while on a Remote team trip

Shawn Perry and Dan-O the Man-O. May '09. Wake Games Battle Faces

Shawn Perry and Dan-O the Man-O. May ’09. Wake Games Battle Faces

Trevor Hansen. March '10. Laughing at another one of Reed's stories

Trevor Hansen. March ’10. Laughing at another one of Reed’s stories

 

Spencer Norris. August '08. Road trip through New England

Spencer Norris. August ’08. Road trip through New England

Ben Horan. October '11. Remote team road trip in Alabama

Ben Horan. October ’11. Remote team road trip in Alabama

Brenton Priestley. June '12. Australian humor in Germany at Wake the Line

Brenton Priestley. June ’12. Australian humor in Germany at Wake the Line

Kevin Henshaw. June '09. Brostock, morning 3

Kevin Henshaw. June ’09. Brostock, morning 3

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Brian Reeder. March ’12. Another filming session at the Projects for Lipsmack

Andrew Adkison. September '09. All business at a CWB team shoot at McCormick's Cable Park

Andrew Adkison. September ’09. All business at a CWB team shoot at McCormick’s Cable Park

Shawn Watson. April '12. Dragon marketing shoot

Shawn Watson. April ’12. Dragon marketing shoot

Bob Soven. September '08. Exploring the old train tunnels around Lake McClure during the 3rd Alliance Coming Up trip

Bob Soven. September ’08. Exploring the old train tunnels around Lake McClure during the 3rd Alliance Coming Up trip

Keith Lidberg. April '12. Life at Hotel Henny

Keith Lidberg. April ’12. Life at Hotel Henny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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