From the upcoming 'zine: The Units, by Josh Hotz.
These are my friends. We've been skateboarding and hanging out for years. I know them, we have shared experiences.
Skateboarding is the best thing in their lives right now. It's a world where they can create happiness in the moment, cruising around, the feeling of landing tricks on their skateboards. Being there for each other.
I photograph skateboarding because of the freedom it creates for the photographer and subject. It doesn't matter if you don't have rent money, or the security guard says he's calling the cops, everybody involved is focused on doing their thing in that moment.
These photographs are a permanent record of my friends enjoying their days skateboarding.