Van Styles – Girls, Weed, and Skateboarding (Photo Gallery)

Van Styles is a visual artist with a focus on streetwear photography, directing and editing. He credits skateboarding for showing him how to look at things differently and always try a different approach rather then taking the easy road.

What makes Van Styles attractive to brands like LRG Clothing and The Hundreds is his style of photographing various subjects and settings and presenting them in a different light. Such is the case of taking well known adult actresses and capturing them in photos that show off his unique vision with streetwear  and fashion styles.

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The Fairfax and Rosewood area is really popular in L.A. While walking around one day, I noticed this game of s.k.a.t.e. going on and felt it would make a great shot.

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This was taken when I shot for the LRG summer lookbook, as well as 2 ads. This was one of the final shots of the day, and Adam from the Workaholics decided to end it with this pool jump.

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This is a double exposure shot with Kristina Rose. This reminds me of the beautiful accidents that can happen when shooting with film. It was shot on a Pentax K1000.

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I don’t do much landscape shots, but when I drove by these tracks, I had to pull over. This was down in Huntington Beach area — the right place at the right time.

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Tony Karr is an up-and-coming skateboarder who is just raw. I happened to be at the Brooklyn Projects ramp on Memorial Day, and he was there.

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This was taken at the Paid Dues show this year. After the last set was done, I noticed this couple not caring about anything except each other. It was a real life moment.



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Jessie Andrews is one of my favorite people to shoot photos with. I feel like this photo is just really fun.

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I like this photo for a lot of reasons, but mainly that I randomly snapped it from my car while driving around downtown Los Angeles.



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