Photographer Gabriel L’Heureux and skater Kyle Leeper keep it rolling
The above photo is the result of wanting to get out into the world after a bit too much time inside and a long considered moment that came together with the help of a few factors. Photographer Gabriel L’Heureux had something like this in mind for a while. We’ll let him tell you about it.
Little backstory from Gabe:
I’ve had this idea for years but never really had the opportunity for whatever reason… Obviously it’s a little more work than just pulling over to the side of the road and shooting a photo. This winter there were a couple super rainy weeks in San Diego (Carlsbad) which lead to wildflowers everywhere this spring. Its not usually like this…
Anyway, I found this spot in full bloom with easy access so figured I had all the time in the world right now to finally do it.
As you can imagine the ground is super mushy and weird with plywood laying on smashed flowers. It was actually a bit harder to get right than it looks.
I’ve been a fan of Kyle Leeper’s skateboarding for a long time, very creative skateboarder with good style, and I knew he lived close… so reached out. He said he had some leftover wood at his house and built this bank ramp…We ended up going 2 days to get it right. The first day we couldn’t get the proper height and needed more wood. As you can imagine the ground is super mushy and weird with plywood laying on smashed flowers. It was actually a bit harder to get right than it looks.
I think most photographers are probably going stir crazy right now from lack of shooting so it was a great way to get out there again and do something creatively driven.