Greg Hunt Explains the Message Behind His New Photo Book About Jason Dill

Greg Hunt’s body of work is impressive. From The DC Video [2004] through Alien Workshop’s Mind Field [2009] and Vans’ Propeller [2015], Hunt is responsible for some of skateboarding’s most beloved films. He’s also an accomplish photographer. Over the past 17 years, a recurring subject in Hunt’s photo wok has been Jason Dill—who is arguably skateboarding’s most colorful character. He’s certainly one of its most recognizable. Instead of keeping this photo archive in his personal collection, Hunt collaborated with Dill on a new photo book titled Ninety-Six Dreams Two Thousand Memories. It shows Dill’s evolution from a young pro to owning skateboarding’s hottest brand in photo form. Hunt recently sat down with Monster Children for an interview in which he breaks down the message behind it all.

I’m not sure. It’s a photo book, so it’s sort of designed to be open for interpretation. Each image is significant, and there’s a reason why it’s all edited a certain way, but to each person who’s flipping through I’m sure it’s a totally different experience. If anything, I’d say the book shows this incredible full circle in Dill’s life: you see him at the beginning of the book as this young pro skater at the top of his game, then at the end, 17 years later, after going through so much shit, there he is sitting with the FA kids who are at the exact same age and point in their careers as he was at the start. Despite what Dill might have been going through at certain points in his life, he’s always stuck to what he believes in. He’s never wavered. The book is a testament to that.

Head over to the Monster Children site to read the entire piece. Ninety-Six Dreams Two Thousand Memories is available now through Paradigm Publishing.

Image Via Greg Hunt