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Grant Brittain's Del Mar Skate Ranch

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Del Mar Skate Ranch

Photograph By Grant Brittain

Photographer Grant Brittain is the Ansel Adams of skateboarding. Since he first triggered his camera at the legendary Del Mar Skate Ranch in 1979, Brittain has been shooting the greatest skateboarders in our history, with an eye and aesthetic that has yet to be matched.

This week Brittain celebrates his 30-plus years behind the camera with a photo exhibition at Culture Brewing Co. in Solana Beach, Calif. The show highlights Brittain's reign at the Del Mar Skate Ranch skate park from 1979 through 1987. With photos of youngsters Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi and many others, a trek down to Culture Brewing Co. is a must for any die-hard skate fan.

Jay Adams, 1984.