Grant Brittain lives in Encinitas, CA and is the chief photographer and part owner of The Skateboard Mag. He is an editorial legend, spanning 3 decades of skateboarding history, yet his work is not tied to just the skate genre. Grant shows his work in galleries, guest lectures, shoots landscapes, and is a strong portrait photographer.
I grew up with Grant’s images so naturally he was an influence on my desire to become a photographer. Since he is both an image maker and a publisher, I got in touch with Grant last year to talk about today’s publishing biz with a Q&A here. Recently I was able to visit him at “The Mag” for a portrait shoot outside his office in Encinitas, CA. It was the shortest hour I have ever spent with anyone on a shoot. I was stoked to say the least.
There is a saying that you are not supposed to meet your heroes. It is sometimes true, but not always.