Stuttgart is the capital city of the state Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany. Its densely populated city center has served as an incubator for a lively skateboarding scene and an intensely unique street culture. Skater’s Atlas, an online skateboard magazine that brings readers to cities around the world, recently did a spotlight on the city, highlighting some of the killer spots, talented skaters, gifted artists and vibrant night life scene that Stuttgart has to offer. (Check out the spotlight they featured on Stuttgart artist Daniel Geiger above)
While filming for the issue, photographers from the magazine shot a collection of 35mm photos that depict what life is like for a skateboarder in Stuttgart. The first thing you notice when flipping through the photos is the emphasis on intimate street scenes – not on action shots.
In similar fashion to how many food shows use cuisine as a platform for understanding culture, the crew at Skater’s Atlas is using skateboarding as a platform for encapsulating and articulating a side of the city that probably goes unnoticed to the everyday person. Add in the lens that 35mm shots give these images and you have a recipe for a collection that is all at once revealing, nostalgic and downright beautiful.