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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Updated: August 31, 12:12 PM ET
Skater Turned Photographer: Anthony Acosta

Lil' Donovan Piscopo pulls a man-sized grind under man-dwarfing hillsides.
Anthony Acosta can skate as well as he can shoot a photo, but he chose the latter as his trade. Once sponsored by Deca and Puma, he was all over 411s not too long ago. But, after assisting a professional photographer friend of his, he put the skateboard down as his main trade and merged photography and his first love—he started shooting skate photos. Now, he works for Vans, TheSkateboardMag and freelances, snapping photos of friends he used to skate with (while still skating from time to time). Take a look at the Anthony Acosta Gallery