Gifted photographers like Jake Darwen see the world from a truly unique and magical perspective, and through their incredible photographs the rest of us are able to get a glimpse into their creative minds eye.
Element has released a series of t-shirts called “The Darwen Perspective” which features the “Circle Gap” and “Wallride” unique black and white photos of photographer Jake Darwen. The Element perspective is an on-going series, which highlights some of the most iconic photographers in skateboarding and the lifestyle surrounding it.
Darwen’s a phenomenon that is on his way to becoming one of the world’s leading skateboarding photographers. He is the youngest senior staff photographer in the history of Slam Magazine, and has been featured in Transworld SKATEboarding, The Skateboarder’s Journal and Manual.
The Ollie in the Circle Gap T-shirt was the result of Christian Low and Jake Darwen searching for new terrain to skate in Taiwan. The narrow ledge, length of gap, and the calculated timing and precision with the fish eye visually encompasses this death defying Ollie. This Ollie photo became Darwen and Low’s first cover of the Australian magazine The Skateboarders Journal.
The Auckland City Wallride in New Zealand by Adam Wharekawa was an on going mission for approximately 6 months. Jake Darwen and Adam Wharekawa had tried shooting in the dam numerous times, but it was never dry enough. Jake fell in love with this location because of the symmetry and leading lines of the pillars above. He is proud of the Wallride capturebecause he focused on capturing more of the surroundings to allow the image to speak for itself.
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