If you don't already know about
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.
Scroll down for the full interview of this weeks Creative Creature!
Sierra Prescott: Skateboarder & Photographer
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
Sierra Prescott in a nut shell:
Wake N’ Bake
Ideal super power:
Favorite breakfast food:
Egg white breakfast burrito smothered in hot sauce
Attic or Basement:
Morning person or night owl?
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