Skate & Snap – Callum Christie.
Callum is a 20 year old photographer from Wakefield (near Leeds for those of you who aren’t accustomed to the geography of the north) who skates and takes photos of skating, but instead of me waffling on I’ll let him explain himself for you. Oh there was one thing though…Callum told me that there’s a part of the local skate scene called WUG, but he wouldn’t tell me what it meant, so any answers to that would be appreciated.
“I don’t do much else apart from take photos; I do photography at college as well so it’s a relentless thing. I like cycling, going to parties and bunking off college to go skate. There are load of good photographers out there these days but I don’t really admire any, I like their work of course, I guess I’m too embarrassed to name them. My friend Josh Hunter is the best skate photographer I know and I owe him a lot in terms of borrowing lenses and flashes etc.
I’m from Wakefield and I didn’t really skate until the park opened, so as far as I’m concerned the park is where the scene is at. There are a few legit street spots and more keep popping up but a lot of the time when the weather is good, people will stay at the park. Wakey park is great apart from the chavs and hordes of scooter riding retards there is a great bowl, fun box, jersey barrier and loads of other good stuff that you’ll have to come skate for yourself. A lot of us have started to drive so we often venture off to different parks a personal fave being Micklefield which seems to be tucked away in village full of retarded chavs. Now that the weathers got shite the indoor park trips are on, we go to the House in Sheffield a lot of the time because it’s cheaper and more chill than Works, but there a shed load more places I want to go such as Ramp City in Blackpool just so I can skate that full pipe.”