Photographers Stories 2013 - Joel Peck.

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Photographers Stories 2013 – Joel Peck.

Jesus Fernandez – frontside wallride.

Jesus had been in London for no more than an hour when he did this, fresh off a late flight from Barca. It was during the Lakai X Parlour ‘Go Skateboarding Day’ and everybody else had just left to continue the mission towards Canary Wharf. I asked to shoot a portrait of Jesus whilst everyone slowly disappeared into the distance, unaware of our delay. I was concerned of losing the group completely, but Jesus wanted to shoot this wallride photo and the one other person with us said he knew where they were heading. This didn’t turn out to be completely true. Phones were going straight to answerphone as we skated through a random industrial estate and down a dual carriageway, a proper wild goose chase.

Whilst I was stressing out, worrying that I was going to be the guy responsible for Jesus Fernandez being hit by a lorry, he himself was loving life, thinking this was all part of the plan. When we eventually got to the group, I saw that not a single Lakai dude was there, the huge GSD crowd had by this point segregated and there were three or four potential places that the others had gone to. I won’t bore you with any more details but let’s just say I got him there eventually.


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