All photos by Megan Spencer © 2014

Recently I needed to do a photo shoot for a job I was applying for.. One with ‘a local’ who I’d like to also write a story about.

I ended up withdrawing from the application process (I decided to move countries instead!) but walked away having had a rewarding documentary experience with a generous and humble skateboarder, dad and artist, Leon Cole. Well known in Central Victoria as a veteran skater – and a photographer obsessed with analogue technology – Leon has managed to convert his own history on ramps into a (sometime) present, coaching at regional skate clinics and mentoring young artists.

He is a talented, kindly, generous soul. Thanks for sharing your time, talent and lovely little tackers with me for the shoot!