A Skateboarding Wet-Plate Photographer’s Year-Long Cadillac Project

July 28, 2015

By David Walker


An alumitype of skiing/snowboarding couple Tyler and Kirstin Lindsay in their backyard, Aspen, Colorado. The image is part of “The Seasons Collection,” shot by Matt Alberts for Cadillac.

Matt Alberts had big plans for a trip down the West Coast with his portable wet-plate studio—a 1973 Airstream land yacht—to continue his “LIFERS” project, a series of portraits of people “who eat, sleep and breathe skateboarding just because they love it.” He had just finished a trip around the south and east, mounting pop-up shows at skate shops along...

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