Arto Saari on Breaking Boundaries and Transitioning from Skateboarding to Photography

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Arto Saari on Breaking Boundaries and Transitioning from Skateboarding to Photography

I was asked by HYPEBEAST to photograph professional skateboarder turned photographer Arto Saari for a story for their site. I wasted no time¬†responding “yes” as I grew up watching Arto skate on VHS tapes and jumped at the chance of hanging out and shooting photos with him. To my surprise, skate legends like Jason Jesse, Lance Mountain and Stefan Janoski showed up to skate the pool in his backyard. I shot a lot of portraits of Arto and he was really photogenic, but the highlight of the day was probably getting some much needed skate photography lessons from Arto himself! Check out some photos (including outtakes) from our shoot below.