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Good one for today. @mimeskii ice plant into the bank with a quickness. Always loved Nolan. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #nolanjohnson #skateboarding #seattle

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It’s rare that I post someone elses photo but I never had the pleasure of shooting one of the best LA skaters of the 90s (or ever) @gabrielrodriguez_sk8 I heard that he passed away today and I was very sad to hear the news. Rest In Peace Gabriel, skateboarding already misses you. #rip 📸 @blabacphoto

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Happy Birthday @codylockwood Missing the good times rolling with you. Hope that knee is good and we can get out again soon. #hbd #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding #poolingaround

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Everything about this @choadped Body Jar from a backyard pool in Visalia, Ca back in 2014 is 🔥 Always a good time hitting pits with Ben. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #poolingaround #backyardpools #skateboarding #benraybourn

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I love getting out and shooting with people I’ve never shot photos of before. Earlier in 2019 I had the pleasure of spending a day hitting spots with @jamie_foy for a @redbullskate feature. This rock solid front blunt in Loma Linda was one of the images I got that day. Hoping to get out with Jamie again someday. #jamiefoy #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #skateboarding

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I guess the drought is totally over in SoCal as this school had it’s sprinklers on the whole time we were there yesterday. @braden_hoban couldn’t stand the heat any longer so he sacrificed his deck and let the water cool him off as he 50-50’d the entire rail. 🚿 Swipe 🔫 for video. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #skateboardingisfun #skateboarding

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Congratulations on turning pro @cjcollinsskate It’s been fun watching you navigate the Amateur ranks the last five years. Keep doing what you do, the future looks bright. SCROLL 🔫 for all ten photos. #cjcollins #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding

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It’s always great to witness milestones in skateboarding. Back in 1983 I was at the Del Mar Skate Ranch when @mikemcgill did his first 540 on US soil. Today Mike’s milestone was crossing the channel at @tonyhawk ramp in Carlsbad to end a demo for @bagelbites which he had been trying to do for a while now. Today Mike was successful. Minutes later we all got the news that @mitchiebrusco84 landed a 1260 during the X Games Big Air Event. Congrats to all! 🎉 #30yearsofskateboardphotography #vertskateboarding #bonesbrigade #daveswiftphoto #mikemcgill

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Come on out tomorrow night. Check out some good bands, photography and art. See you there. #skeletonkeymfg #oceanside

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I rarely post photos right after I shoot them but I was really hyped on how dipped and styley this backside Smith by @kobydvorak was. Perfect form if you ask me. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #skateboarding #noldergrind #sandiegoskateboarding

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I want to say Happy Birthday to that guy on the ladder @jgrantbrittain That is the man that taught me everything about photography and showed me to not be ego driven and shoot photos that matter to skateboarders. Yeah, he might have kicked me out of the Del Mar Skate Ranch for not paying but I still love him. Oh yeah, the skater is @tonyhawk circa 2002, Oceanside, Ca. #hbd #grantbrittain #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #tonyhawk

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@tonyhawk Del Mar NSA 1990 riding the deck that had @colinmckay name painted on the grip. Check out my little feature on Tony over @berrics website. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswift01 #tonyhawk #bonesbrigade

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Back in 1996 when I shot this @robdyrdek 50-50 transfer in downtown San Diego film was the only way to go. But with film there was other choices to make, the most obvious being Color or B&W and on yhis day I was able to do both. Either I had an unfinished roll of B&W in my camera or I just shot a couple frames, rewound the film and switched to color slide. Having a never ending supply film was one of the many perks of being a staff photographer at @transworldskate in the 1990’s. I used the B&W of this image in the magazine but I also dig the color version that until now, has never been viewed by anyone besides me. Which do you like better? I suppose if I would have composed them the same it might have made for a better comparison. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #robdyrdek #90sskateboarding #skateboarding

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I remember being so excited to shoot photos at the Brookings, Oregon skatepark because of the footage of @johncardiel We hit it on a #theskateboardmag trip in 2004 and @nvsktbrdr hucked this Indy 360 like it was nothing as I lurked down inside with my Hasselblad and 30mm fisheye–everything about that camera set-up was amazing. #alexchalmers #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #skateboarding #dreamlandskateparks #oregonskateparks

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How about a day at the beach? I’ll pick skateboarding anytime but #malky probably got both on this fine day in 2014. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #surfcheck #daveswiftphoto #diyskatespot #skateboardingphotography #skateboarding

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Another photo from 2017 that has never seen the light of day. @buckylasek on the last day skating his bowl. Enjoy the rest of your day. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #buckylasek #buckyeah #daveswiftphoto #vertskateboarding #skateboarding

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Cool harddrive find of @willy.lara from a fullpipe session in Ontario back in 2017. Spot is weird but cool. #fullpipe #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding

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The way we used to learn inverts. It’s crazy to think this actually worked. The one at the top left is the first day I tried them at the OG Kona Bowl in Escondido, Ca. All these are from 1981/82. #daveswift #skateboarding #delmarskateranch #konabowl #poolingaround #skateboarding #80sskateboarding

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Crew straggler @evandineen feeble grind pop over from a Tum Yeto mission in Seal Beach (I think). This has been lurking in the phone for a couple years but still looks hot. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding #daveswiftphoto

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I’ve had the pleasure of shooting @runeglifberg since 1990 when I shot some photos of him at a demo in his hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark. This frontside rock in San Bernardino, Ca is from 2018. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #runeglifberg #poolingaround #skateboarding

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Lately I’ve the opportunity to watch some young all terrain killers skate some backyard pools in SoCal. @tannervanvark is from Minnesota and is mostly known for his street skills but I’ve had the privilidge to see him throw down some sick lines in a few empty pits. This feeble to fakie over the cake was followed by a switch carve over the deepend love seat–not an easy line for even the most seasoned pool skater. Tanner is also the guy that is still taking runs when everyone else is packing up and ready to leave, showing a genuine love for riding the board. Future is bright for this kid. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #poolingaround #backyardpools #skateboardingphotography #skateboarding

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Two versions of @beanwater1 doing a unique deck roll to nose-press into a Los Angeles pit. Abandoned drug dens are dirty as fuck but the broken out window view of the pool was worth the stench. These images would look far better as a 11x14 or larger print. 🔫 SWIPE for both images. #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #poolingaround #abandoned #skateboarding #jesselindloff

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Doing some mid year inventory reduction on prints I have on hand. 30% off these 11x14 RA Prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper printed at @chromedigital in San Diego. Check my story for all that are available at this discount. And if you live in the US I will ship for free! All prints signed by me, DM me for more info. #heathkirchart #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #skateboarding

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Another year and another batch of ten photographs. 1999, 1 last year before Y2K would fuck up everything that was good in the world IE the last year before the digital takeover in media, music, photography and everything awesome. I’m partially kidding but these ten gems were still shot on film. #heathkirchart starts it off with a curved rail tailslide at UCI. Pick your favorite and comment. And ‘99 also marked the year that concrete skatepark pools were reborn with Vans Combi and Vans Skatepark Bakersfield. SWIPE 🔫 to see all images. #endofthecentury #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding

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I just saw an @wheelbarrow post about this pool in Adalanto, Ca that I took a few photos at. It is gone now but because of it’s close proximity to @cjcollinsskate home in Victorville he spent plenty of time ripping it. side note: on that @kevin_kowalski frontside invert his shoulder popped out of socket and he still rolled away. 🔫 SWIPE to see all 10 images. #gonebutnotforgotten #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #poolingaround

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Sorry for the delay but here is my best from 1998. Quite a year for #heathkirchart as he lipslides El Toro and shocks the world! Some other cool shit in this set as well so SWIPE 🔫 to see all ten. Comment on your favorite. @skiduls @geoffrowley @bthurstonanderson @bradstaba @frank_lucky73 @steveberra @nealmims @themuska @jimgreco #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #skateboarding

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Happy birthday @wadespeyer Redding, Ca 1989. #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #vertskateboarding #wadespeyer

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I love the way a good, floaty backside ollie looks. @jworthit hucks a good one at Cindy’s pool, Santa Cruz, Ca, summer 2017. #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #poolingaround

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An oldie but a goodie of @nealmims one-footed ollie Roof gap in Oceanside around 2010. #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding

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Shot a photo of @lancemountain doing one of these in a backyard pool the other day and it got me hyped. I need to get my fakie thruster back after knee surgery; such a fun trick. Southsea Skatepark, England 1988. Photo: #somekook #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #skateboarding

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Miss getting out with this kid. It looks like he’s been doing fine without me but I’m looking forward to more hot moves like this late shove-it at WSVT. Hope your killing it out there @cjcollinsskate #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #wsvt #skateboarding #diyskateboarding

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I have a photo feature in @northskatemag Issue 22 where I shot 2 rolls of film (1 or two frames from assorted skate missions) over the course of a year. The film version of this @_julian_davidson backside 180 kickflip can be found in all it’s printed glory in that issue. Order one up, you won’t be disappointed. #printlives #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding

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Barging on up to 1997 and @dannyway made a big splash with his highest air and bomb drop out of a helicopter. Lots of other goodies on film during the year as well. Kirchart sequence looks better frame by frame but I only had a photograph of a print. SWIPE 🔫 to peep the whole set and comment on your favorites. #heathkirchart #dannyway #frankhirata #danrogers #chadbartie #geoffrowley #ronniebertino #mariorubalcaba #mattmumford #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #skateboarding

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Digi version of @kanaandern crooked grind in Temecula, Ca. A film version can be found in @northskatemag issue 22 on sale now. #kanaandern #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding

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There is a new feature up on @berrics site called “Come Through” that features @jake_wooten He’s generally nuts but rips on the board. We ended up at a crusty pool in a strange compound in Anaheim and Jake did backside nose pivot pop-ins while I laid on my back. #jakewooten #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding #poolingaround

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If only every year was 1996! Skateboarding was definitely on an upswing popularity-wise and skater were progressing at on a daily basis. It was so much fun going out and snapping stills and sequences of all the latest shit. Making a monthly magazine and 2 feature videos yearly was my life at the time and I enjoyed every minute. This set of images from 1996 might be the best yet but I’ll let you decide. #heathkirchart #benpappas #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #skateboarding

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Ghetto Scan of a @robdyrdek kickflip in downtown San Diego from 1996. #robdyrdek #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding

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1995 was a good year; so many gems to choose from, making it difficult to pick only 10. Well, here they are, comment on your favorite. 🔫 SWIPE to see all images. @ed.templeton @hookupsofficial @erickoston @kris_markovich @jamiethomas @tompenny @marcjohnson @geoffrowley #heathkirchart #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #skateboarding

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Moving right along to my sixth year of shooting skateboard photos–1994. I was fortunate to have some amazing subjects in front of my lens on the regular. Skateboarding was progressing on a daily basis by all these dudes and to pick the best image in this set would be mighty difficult. Which is your favorite? 🔫 SWIPE to see all images. @tompenny @geoffrowley @ed.templeton @jamiethomas @hookupsofficial @robdyrdek @themuska #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #30yearsofskateboardphotography #daveswiftphoto #90sskateboarding #heathkirchart

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If my knee was feeling good I would have got my shred on today but that was not the case. Instead I met up with @brycewettstein Les Twist at a secret location and took some photographs. Glad I did, she was ripping. Happy #goskateboardingday 🔫 Scroll For the rest. #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #goprohero7 #skateboarding

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Hopefully your doing this today @remystratton have a leap sweep Happy Birthday Chrome Domer. #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #belmars #remystratton

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As we continue on with the 1990’s we find ourself in 1993. Quite a year as it marks the first time I ever shoot with #heathkirchart for his TWS Check Out. Also meeting lots of new rippers from all over the US that would find themselves in San Diego for brief or extended periods of time. Couple of my favorite covers are in this batch of 💎 Chime in with your favorites SWIPE 🔫 to see all images #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #frankhirata #steveberra #robdyrdek #scottconklin #mikefrazier #tomboyle

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So I have this film feature in issue #22 of @northskatemag I originally shot it for use in the mag I was working for in 2017 but when that stopped publishing I just sat on the images until I found them a happy home! Thanks @grahamtait I had several angles of thus @coryjuneau backside noseblunt at a known I#Oceanside ditch spot (the first five are digi, 6/7 are film and the last image is one of the spreads in the mag). There are positives in both formats, which is your favorite? It was definitely hard to hold onto these photos for nearly two years but seeing it in print was well worth it. 🔫 SWIPE to see all images. PS: The graffiti dudes were not part of our crew, they just showed up and started doing their thing. #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #ditchskating #coryjuneau

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@buckylasek switch lien crossbone. Yes, he dropped in Switch from the roll in on the other side. What are you doing to progress skateboarding? #themainstreamwillneverunderstand #daveswiftphoto #daveswiftphoto #vertskateboarding #buckylasek

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Took the weekend off from posting but I’m back with 1992 for your viewing pleasure. Looking at this set of photos one can see the focus has shifted to the streets. 🔫 SWIPE to see all and comment which one you like best. #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #erickoston #buckylasek #remystratton #ronchatman #frankhirata #jeremyklein #robdyrdek #markscott

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So I just arrived in SF after a brutal 8 hour drive with only myself to keep me company. I think I listened to 3 Rolling Stones, 4 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, 1 Pavement, 1 Interpol, 1 Damned, 1 Built To Spill and 2 PIL albums. I also conducted a full @thenineclub interview of myself (recorded inside my head) but I think I might have revealed too many secrets from the past. Tomorrow my eldest daughter gets her master’s degree from UCSC. The photo of me signifies I’m tapped out. I’m tired, good night. 📸 @jgrantbrittain #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm

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Another birthday post, three days in a row. Happy Birthday @lancemountain kickflip Indy at Board Aide, Snow Summit 1995. #hbd #lancemountain #bonesbrigade #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #vertskateboarding

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Today we have 1991. First image of @hookupsofficial was my second cover and it was shot at Derby Park in Santa Cruz. The rest are goods from all over. SWIPE to see all and comment with your favorite. Thanks. #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #skateboarding #90sskateboarding

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Happy Birthday @bthurstonanderson hope it was a great one. Good hearing from you the other day. Once upon a time I shot and printed this BA tailslide on a massive tailslide at UCSD. #briananderson #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm

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Here is my set of favorite photos from the year 1990. I was getting a little better but still pretty much only used a fisheye lens! The reason was most likely a lack of a good lens and proper lighting. All I had was a single Sunpak 544 which worked best with the wide angle lens. Lots of traveling in 1990 and for most of these photos I had to do the interviews and write the aricles that went along with the photography. Comment on your favorites. 🔫 SWIPE to see all ten. #jeffphillips #craigjohnson #stevesalisian #steveschneer #skateboardinglooksbetteronfilm #daveswiftphoto #30yearsofskateboardphotography #90sskateboarding #skateboarding