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Tony Alva, Playboy Shoot, Pink Motel

Photograph By Arto Saari

Now that he's got one in his backyard, Saari's been getting plenty of practice shooting pools. I'm trying lighting stuff up at the pool with reflectors instead of a flash, he shares. Skin [Phillips] taught me [how to take photos] and gave me a cheat sheet with some notes about how to set the camera to shoot skating. I ended up losing the sheet and wish I still had it because it would be an amazing piece to have.