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Photograph By Arto Saari

Longtime pro skateboarder Arto Saari has developed his middle-school interest in photography into a second career as an admired lensman. Part of his perspective undoubtedly comes from being the subject rather than the shooter. "Skin Phillips. Joe Brook. Jon Humphries. Anthony Acosta. Ryan Allan. Atiba Jefferson. Dan Sturt. There's so many skate photographers who have influenced me," he says. The following slides highlight some of Saari's recent work, including behind-the-scenes shots from the July 2013 Playboy magazine fashion shoot for which he also modeled. Pictured here: Marius Syvanen.