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Sierra Prescott

Sierra Prescott

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Sierra Prescott (or stalk her instagram)
then we suggest you get in the know.
Whether she's taking photos
or doing old school power slides on a skateboard; 
her smile & zest for life is contagious.

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Sierra Prescott: Skateboarder & Photographer

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Has photography and skateboarding always been a creative outlet for you? 

100%.  It's actually super nutty to think about, but I fell in love with both before the tender age of 10. I was taking pictures with disposable cameras, then with my dad's hand-me-down Olympus point and shoot. I would pose and dress up my brother, my friends.. any athlete i could find. Skateboarding consumed my free time from 3rd to 8th grade,and I was always trying to capture all of us skater boys in action. I would have never in a million years imagined that both these seemingly hobby-like activities would infiltrate my career path and ridiculously saturate my life. It's a dream come true.

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How did you get into skateboarding? 

My fascination with skateboarding started with it's infiltration of culture in the late 90's;  Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 had just been released, and Rocket Power was playing on Nickelodeon.   Once I picked up the game, I played it incessantly, and I craved the camaraderie of the extreme sports in Rocket Power.  There was this girl, Reggie, who skated/surfed/snowboarded did whatever with all her friends, all the boys.  Her being a girl meant nothing, and I dug it. I didn't want a skateboard, I needed a skateboard. So I got one, and we formed a crew.  Skated to school, from school, after school.. after homework, before homework. Any chance we got. It was my favorite. It's still my favorite. 

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Do you ever set up your camera & take your own photos of you skating?


Actually yeah! That’s how it all started, with a mini tripod and an iphone, positioned on a sidewalk, either filming me or with a remote in my hand firing when I wanted. At this point, I have turned the tripod into a person and I set up shots and have a friend shoot them for me. It definitely allows for ore precision in composition, I dig it :)


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What’s your worst skateboarding injury?

I've been pretty lucky to not have anything super dramatic happen, but I have TONS of scars. One of the gnarliest falls I had was at the crack of dawn in dewey Venice Beach.  I was warming up for an editorial shoot, skating 70's style.  Pumping hard, getting my blood flowing, straight and fast. Got to a certain point in the parking lot where I decided to crouch down for a turn, hard and fast. My wheels proceeded to slide across the pavement and my board shot out from under me, and the skin on my right hip caught all the impact. 6:13 AM and I have a hipper the size of my face, on my leg. Shot one "show me your hipper!" and the day went on. Each photo accessorized with a fresh shiner.  Some of my favorite photos ever taken; the scar will forever remind me that persistence is REAL. 

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Sierra Prescott in a nut shell:

Astrological sign:

Pisces

Guilty pleasure: 

Wake N’ Bake

Ideal super power:

Invincibility

Favorite breakfast food:

Egg white breakfast burrito smothered in hot sauce

Attic or Basement:

Basement

Morning person or night owl?

Morning

Favorite movie:

Arbitrary Decisions…

However here’s a list: Public Domain, V for Vendetta, A Beautiful Mind, Lords Of Dog Town, Dogtown and Z Boys, A Goofy Movie, The Emperors New Groove, Inception.

Cat or dogs?  

My cat (he's like a cat-dog)

Outfit details: Sierra rocks our Stoned As Folk Romper ~ Olive

To further your obsession with Sierra Prescott, you can follow her instagram: @sierra_prescott or go to her website: sierraprescott.com

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