roth and ramberg and the longboard girls

While hanging out in the local skateboard shop, a young woman working there, named Anna, struck up a conversation. Turns out that she’s the first female longboarder in Calgary, having started seven years ago.

We always thought longboards were just a way for cool people to travel around the city. Boy, were we wrong. Anna and her group of women longboarders do some pretty extreme stuff. In fact, Anna herself is one of the top longboarders in the world. For now we’ve taken portraits in the studio, but it’s going to be an ongoing project travelling with these girls and seeing just what they do… stay tuned.

Upload from November 07, 2011

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9 comments

Jimmy Jeong
As always, some beautiful portraits. Love the colour and the expressions on their faces. cheers
Tom Evans
Charming portraits Michelle. Another idea I want to steal! (but won't).
wendy
Love the human interest stuff!
James Shrimpton
LOVE the journalistic series you're creating and have created. FABulous.
Joshua
Joshua
Photography and Longboarding. Two of my fave things in one blog post. Great set :)
pvb
There you go again, doing beautiful, heartfelt, storytelling photos. Love the soft lines of the women (ladies?) with the strict, rigid, hard-core boards. Great emotion vibrating off the screen. Keep up the great work!
Walter
It's great how the photos show these women's perfection and imperfections at the same time. With the addition of the longboards, it's epic.

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