Ely Phillips: a photo blog

Sep 29

It is never fun watching someone slam really hard. Yesterday Dan took one to the ribs after trying to Bruce Lee himself out of a dire situation. I’ve seen this same scene play out much worse, but luckily for Dan he came out more or less unscathed. 

Please go and vote for A.skate and follow the link for more details http://www.refresheverything.com/askate

Also check out their site and show some love! http://askate.org/

Here is a little info I pulled from their site :

 

The A.skate Foundation is a non profit that allows children with autism to be a part of our social world through skateboarding.  We hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry.  Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today 1:91 children are diagnosed with autism, 1:58 of those being boys according to the statistics on TACA now. 

Here are a few of the things that we do:

Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly.We embrace the parts of autism that are hard to understand and give these kids an outlet that is free of rules or judgment, and allows them to be social without being “social”.

(source: http://askate.org/about_askate)


Sep 30
VOTE NOW for A.skate !
Oct 3

A much more notable skate photog , once compared the act of gardening to the act of skateboarding. More specifically to shooting skateboarding. I always thought his words were rad and for some reason they stuck in my brain. For me skateboarding is much like fishing. Sometimes you get skunked and other days you bring in the haul and mount that sucker on your wall.  Through good days and bad, best just keep moving forward looking for that trophy. 

Oct 16

A little extra help from time to time is never a bad thing. After hauling sheets of wood up and down stairs and eventually tossing them onto a roof top, then setting up for the photo I was feeling a bit burnt knowing it all has to come right back down. Luckily these locals came in to save the day and my back once we decided to call it for the day. I always get stoked meeting the next generation of shredders, and these kids were no exception. Funny how this wooden toy can bridge the gaps between the many generations of weirdos’ who take joy in it’s existence . 

Aleks, Garrett and Justin watching the goods from today. 
Oct 20

Aleks, Garrett and Justin watching the goods from today. 

Nov 6

Having this been my first time skating an actual pool, I feel pretty lucky that this one was my first. A good group of dudes and a setting California sun made this mini session nothing less than epic! 

Santa Monica, CA 

10-30-2011

Nov 9

Rain day at Channel street with Riley Stevens 

San Pedro, CA 

Well as I had the best intentions of keeping up with this blog, my travels have kept me from steady updates. From Michigan to Chicago and back to California. Then off to Florida and back, and now it seems I’m leaving again. So I wanted to get a photo up on here to feel like a did something with my day as I’ll be sitting on a plane for a good remainder of it. 
Dec 19

Well as I had the best intentions of keeping up with this blog, my travels have kept me from steady updates. From Michigan to Chicago and back to California. Then off to Florida and back, and now it seems I’m leaving again. So I wanted to get a photo up on here to feel like a did something with my day as I’ll be sitting on a plane for a good remainder of it. 

Ventura, CA
3-15-2012
Beach Brews 
After a day of skating and shooting with Brad, Adrian and master lensman Aleks.
Mar 24

Ventura, CA

3-15-2012

Beach Brews 

After a day of skating and shooting with Brad, Adrian and master lensman Aleks.

The new site is up! www.elyphillips.com , and there will be more to come in the following weeks so please check back ! 
Apr 18

The new site is up! www.elyphillips.com , and there will be more to come in the following weeks so please check back !