Skateboarding Legend Arto Saari Talks Photography With 'Bitchslap' Magazine

Here’s the story of how the famed Finnish legend has come into his own – behind the lens.

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They say it takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master something, but talent isn’t limited to idioms. For skateboarding legend Arto Saari, a life transitioning out of professional skateboarding has led to another creative endeavor: photography. Interestingly, Saari began taking point-and-shoot photos as a way of chronicling his travels while skating around the world, and discovered the parallels of trial and error that both disciplines share. In 2015, Saari’s photos have a unique aesthetic all his own, which is one of the goals of any artist on or off the board. Here Bitchslap catches Saari outside of the recent Copenhagen Pro contest in Denmark for a discussion on his approach as a photographer. A quaint but insightful portrait of a transitioning artist and certified legend, enjoy the video above.

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