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In his words -- skate photographer Brian Fick

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Photograph By Brian Fick

Photographer Brian Fick has traveled the world shooting everyone from X Games gold medalists like Tony Hawk to under-the-radar street skateboarders. In this gallery, he talks about some of his most famous shots, the riders in them and how they came to be.

"This photo was used for an old Flip Skateboards ad," Fick says. "A lot has gone down since, but this was the very first flip trick to go down across the gap -- not a bad first choice."