Winnipeg Skate Culture by Anders Homenick. An analog photo essay.

Anders Homenick. Winnipeg Skateboard Culture From Here and Away

I asked Anders Homenick (Friendship Films) to put together a photo essay on skate culture in Winnipeg. He did not disappoint. The way Anders reads light and captures real moments and emotion in his analog work is incredible. What follows are his images and his words. Enjoy. 

Without skateboarding, photography wouldn’t exist for me. Since I was a young guy growing up with skateboarding in the late 90’s early 2000s I relied heavily on Magazines for my content. I didnt have the instant access that we do now. This made me really look at the content in the mags. I fell in love with the photos. There was something about the way these photographers would capture skateboarding & its lifestyle. That all just jumped off the pages for me.

In no particular order here is a mini top 5 reasons why I love the skateboarding community & reasons I will continue to try & shoot this amazing way of life.
1. You look at regular infrastructure with new eyes. There are parallels between skateboarding and photography in this way.
2. Friendships become ageless. Skateboarders are friends with other skaters, there is no age requirement. You have young youthful dudes hanging with grizzled old dudes.
3. It allows you to express yourself as an individual but also joining a world team of skateboarders.
4. It’s physical activity.
5. It provides endless fun.
— Anders Homenick
Anders Homenick. Winnipeg Skateboard Culture From Here and Away
Anders Homenick. Winnipeg Skateboard Culture From Here and Away

Please check out Anders on his Website as well as his Instagram for more.