Anthony Acosta: Skater Turned Photographer

I've been skateboarding for almost 18 years and have been photographing skateboarding for 6½ years. I used to be sponsored by Deca skateboards, Puma shoes and a bunch of other random companies. I fell in love with photography after a good friend of mine, who was a professional photographer, hired me as one of his assistants and started showing me how everything works. He gave me my first camera, and I haven't stopped shooting since. I currently work for The Skateboard Mag and Vans shoes, and I do countless other freelance work that has taken me to places around the globe that I would have only dreamed of seeing in person. I have the best job in the world! —Anthony Acosta (Photo: Anthony Acosta)