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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Skateboarder having lunch at Town Hall


I was passing Sydney Town Hall when I have noticed a skateboarder sitting on the ornate balustrade and he was having his lunch. Bent almost in half he was looking somewhere as if he was trying to spot someone. At the same time there was considerable group of people at the pedestrian crossing and I have noticed that practically everyone was turned away from the skateboarder. With a semi circular space created between the young man and the rest of the crowd. Town Hall is a busy place at lunchtime and it was rather odd there were no people walking towards me and the skateboarder.

Curtis skateboarding in Martin Place


Curtis Flying

Curtis trying again.


Curtis stacking again. Ouch.

This is Curtis, a skateboarder I’ve met today at the infamous Martin Place pit. I have to stress I consider what these young men are doing extremely dangerous as there is simply no place to land their jumps. Never the less I also admire the determination and courage with which Curtis was trying over and over to land his trick. I’ve watched him for close to 20 minutes and his pain after some of the stacks was rather obvious. This is certainly and Xtreme sport