ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A writer, photographer, and artist, Craig Snyder grew up skating with Alan “Ollie” Gelfand and many of Florida’s other early skate stars, including Mike “McTwist” McGill and Rodney Mullen. He worked as a staff photographer Skate Rider, was a contributor to Wave Rider, SkateBoarder, and National Skateboard Review, and has served as a consultant to numerous skate and surf-related projects, exhibitions, and publications. Snyder’s images have been published internationally by Der Spiegel, ESPN, TransWorld Skateboarding, and Concrete Wave Magazine, and have appeared in a number of books and films. In 2011, Snyder was inducted into Florida’s Skateboard Hall of Fame.

Favorite Quotes

“I believe that books, once they are written, have no need of their authors…If they have something to say, they will sooner or later find readers; if not, they won’t.”

— Elena Ferrante
downhill skating