Pani is a skater and photographer based in London
Skateboarding does not inspire my photography. It’s more just something I do to take my mind off photography if that makes sense?
Photography is my job you know so I use skating more of an escape. Little mid-week holidays.
Ed Templeton inspired me to take pictures of my mates when I was younger. But not really anymore.
I think it’s cool to find common ground between creative people that’s not related to their work.
It’s refreshing to just hang out with people and get hyped on skating.
I have skated with people for over a year and didn’t even know what they did for a job and it’s just so genuine.
When people ask you right away what you do for a job it seems like they just want to compare them self to you or to see what they can get from you.