Last Sunday, the Lebanese Skateboarding Association invited the public for a demonstration in Beirut. I wasn’t sure what to expect as this sport is ill supported in Lebanon. But I like skateboarding for many reasons: the sense of freedom it gives and the qualities it enhances in the skaters: Perseverance, balance, courage, focus etc… & as a street photographer, I could not resist the call. I had to go check it out, meet the organizers but most importantly the skaters. Men and women from all ages, different backgrounds with one love: Skateboarding… and one hope: To have skateboarding parks in Lebanon.
I spent more than 5 hours with the skaters. It was amazing how each person’s character reflected in his way of playing and soon, I was able to predict what everyone was doing.
I have uploaded a selection of pictures on Flickr in the Lebanese Skateboarding Association album after coming home with around 1700 pictures… I hope you enjoy it!
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