As mentioned previously, Tobin Yelland is one of skateboarding’s most important documentarians. If you need supporting evidence for this statement, allow us to point you in the direction of his new interview with Slam City. It’s a deep dive into Yelland’s career that puts the significance of his contribution to skate culture into perspective. And if you’re curious about what he’s up to these days, check out Yelland’s new Instagram for his website. He’s selling prints for prices that practically anyone can afford.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
Right now my kids are starting school. I have an eight year-old daughter and a thirteen year-old son, and this is the first week of school so we’re all getting used to being on computers and having school at home. I haven’t really been shooting as much as I would like to, because of Covid, but I’ve done some portraits of friends. I’m on hold to see if I get some advertising jobs, but there aren’t many films that are shooting. I’m mostly working on my skate archive. I’ve got a new Instagram called @tobinshop, that’s just skate photos, and that connects to my shop. You don’t have to buy anything, you can just go check it out, it’s tobinshop.com and I have over 150 now, but my goal is to have at least 250 images because that’s how much the website will hold.
Read the full interview here.