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This is a book that visually documents the the people and places traveled while skateboarding.

Hi Kickstarter,

My name is Robert LeBlanc, I’m a skateboarder who grew up in a very small logging town called Eureka, Montana and I’m now working as a photographer in Los Angeles.

Eureka, MT
Eureka, MT

 I got my first skateboard when I was 8 years old and it's been a non-stop love affair for 22 years. Skateboarding became a part of me; when I got on my board anything I worried about seemed to just vanish away. My world changed, too. What once was a boring and desolate logging town suddenly became new and exciting! When I got be around 14  I became very drawn to documenting the places and the people I met while I was out skating all day and all night. I GOT THE PHOTO BUG! I started to take a disposable camera with me everywhere. Just like skateboarding, my passion for photography started to deeply root itself within me. With the ability to travel long distances and see so many places in a day while skating, photography and skateboarding compliment each other so perfectly. I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. After tearing my 2nd ACL when I was 22, photography became the way I could tell the story of skateboarding all over the world.

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA

I just came back from a photography trip through Eastern Europe, my goal is to produce a book that gives you the perspective of the world through a skateboarder's eyes. Two other photographers and myself skated through Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland. With us we had 5 point and shoot 35mm cameras. The reason why we decided to use point and shoot cameras was to have cameras we could take with us while we were skateboarding, something small and quick but also really effective, but I also wanted to pay tribute to where my passion for documentary photography first started, with the little small disposable cameras i had when I was a kid. 

Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA

The money I'm trying to raise is going to go towards developing our film and production of the first run of books. There are some awesome rewards listed to the right, from receiving original prints or framed photos to getting your own copy of the book.

Framed photo which is one of the rewards offered.
Framed photo which is one of the rewards offered.

Please Kickstarter, help me make this project become a reality, and help spread skateboarding across the world.

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The challenge of this project is to be able to afford creating and developing this book.

Fortunately, I have experience with printers and understand what it takes to produce a finished book. We have already taken the trip and shot the photos, which was the hard part. When the book is released we will have our online store up were the book can be purchased.

We just need a little time to make sure everything goes smoothly, there are always technical difficulties with printing but they are always easy hurdles to jump. This is why some rewards will be delivered in October to make sure we have enough time to carefully create each of your rewards perfectly.

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