J. GRANT BRITTAIN Vintage Skate Photography

Behind the Lens - J Grant Brittain Talks Skate Photography

While Digging Through Old Skate Photos For My Book Gems Come to Light

While Digging Through Old Skate Photos For My Book Gems Come to Light

I have been working on my book feverishly for the last two years and I keep unearthing Photo Gems from my Garage Archive. This powerful photo of Natas Kaupas came to my light table and I did a quick dupe of it with my Macro lens. I ran it on Instagram and some of my followers went crazy, they had never seen it before. If anyone is seriously interested in purchasing a print, let me know and I will get it scanned. Shot in 87 in San Diego. Photo: Grant Brittain

The Tod Swank "Push" 18X24" Enlarged Film Proof Sheet Now Available For Holiday Orders

The Tod Swank "Push" 18X24" Enlarged Film Proof Sheet Now Available For Holiday Orders

I know that you have seen Tod Swank's "The Push" in the single frame version. I'm  offering enlarged prints of the entire proof sheet with the whole roll of film I shot in 1987 to get that one rad photo. That photograph was the June 1987 cover of Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.

Walking the Streets of Buenos Aires with My Leica

Walking the Streets of Buenos Aires with My Leica

One rainy day in September 2017, walking around with a Leica in a cemetery in Buenos Aires while on a demo tour with Tony Hawk's Birdhouse crew

Continuing The Beating Of The Dead Horse

Continuing The Beating Of The Dead Horse

I have noticed a lot of Skate Photographers going overboard with Photoshop lately, so much that it's kinda gross! I started shooting digital photos...

J Grant Brittain Fine Art Photography Is Available in my Shop

J Grant Brittain Fine Art Photography Is Available in my Shop

You might not know that I shoot Fine Art Photography also. Prints are available at jgrantbrittainphotos.com

Tony Hawk Del Mar Skate Ranch Limited Edition Poster

Tony Hawk Del Mar Skate Ranch Limited Edition Poster

A Tony Hawk at the Del Mar Skate Ranch Moment Captured

The Holy Trinity of Street Skating

I was very lucky to have been around at the time that Mark Gonzales, Tommy Guerrero and Natas Kaupas were forming what we know as Street Skating. I was fortunate to have been invited into their creative studios out in the streets. Thank you Guys!  

Natas Kaupas, Tommy Guerrero and Mark Gonzales are the Holy Trinity of Street Skating

I talked to Neil Blender recently about his Polarizer Decks and the Fact Brand/Arkitip Shirt we collaborated on.

I talked to Neil Blender recently about his Polarizer Decks and the Fact Brand/Arkitip Shirt we collaborated on.

I spoke to Neil Blender about his The Heated Wheel Polarizer Board and the Fact Brand/Arkitip Collab T-shirt we did.

A Photo That Showed Me I was Getting Better at Photography

Everyone starts at the bottom, we all start at the bottom, and that's usually by shooting our friends.