Legendary Skate Photographer Jonathan Mehring

Having spanned the globe, Johnathan Mehring shares some of his favorites shots from the road.
By Jonathan Mehring

I'm Jonathan Mehring, photographer and traveler, living in NYC. Over the last few years, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to travel the globe shooting skating in unlikely venues.

For this Portfolio piece I put together my 10 favorite skate photos from my 10 most recent trips.

Please enjoy.

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Adelmo Jr., Wallie
Skater Adelmo Jr. performs a wallie off a drop in Belem, Brazil in 2010.
Adelmo Jr., Wallie Belém, Brazil in 2010. This was shot on the first few days of our Amazon trip, where we took a river boat up the Amazon for three weeks. Adelmo blasted this wallie off a hefty drop just as the police showed up. © Jonathan Mehring
Anthony Van Engelen, Feeble Grind
Anthony Van Engelen, Feeble Grind
Anthony Van Engelen, Feeble Grind An epic Vans trip to the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea brought us to this curved ledge. AVE Feebled the whole thing with ease and proceeded to feeble 180 it as well. © Jonathan Mehring
Donovon Piscopo, Ollie
Donovon Piscopo, Ollie
Donovon Piscopo, Ollie I had heard Baku, Azerbaijan was good to skate some years earlier and we finally made it there on a Nike trip last year. Spots like this were a dime a dozen and Donovon ollied up and over the bench, back into the bank with finesse. © Jonathan Mehring
Dylan Rieder, Backside Flip
Dylan Rieder, Backside Flip
Dylan Rieder, Backside Flip La Paz is at 14,000 ft in elevation. That said it isn't the easiest place to skate. Everyone took twice as long to make their tricks because it was so hard to breath but an epic place non-the-less. Dylan muscled through this backside flip at the Golden Hour on the edge of town. © Jonathan Mehring
Jack Sabback, Backside Lipslide
Jack Sabback, Backside Lipslide
Jack Sabback, Backside Lipslide Probably still one of the top three trips I've ever done. The Trans Siberian Railway one for the books. Jack laid it down with this back lip at the train station in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. © Jonathan Mehring
Javier Mendezabal, Ollie
Javier Mendezabal, Ollie
Javier Mendezabal, Ollie This was a life changing experience. There's no other way to describe risking your neck on motorbikes in Vietnam everyday for a month. We were riding for three days in the rain when Javi noticed this gap into bank off the highway. We dried up the runway then he stuck it after a few muddy spills. © Jonathan Mehring
Kenny Reed, 360 Flip
Kenny Reed, 360 Flip
Kenny Reed, 360 Flip I thought it would be ironic to show Kenny Reed skating in the USA. This was from a trip with I-Path we did where we found skateable "slickrock" or petrified sand dunes and spent a week camping and skating in nature. © Jonathan Mehring
Mark Suicu, Kickflip
Mark Suicu, Kickflip
Mark Suicu, Kickflip India is an amazing place to photograph. Everywhere you look can seem like the pages of National Geographic. We did several sunrise missions like this to get the best light for artsy skate shots. © Jonathan Mehring
Spanky, Wallie
Spanky, Wallie
Spanky, Wallie Turkey was chaos. So many people everywhere and lots of wild times. Spanky stuck this wallie while dodging heavy crowds in front of the Mosque of Suleymaniye. © Jonathan Mehring
Wieger Van Wageningen, Frontside Heelflip
Wieger Van Wageningen, Frontside Heelflip
Wieger Van Wageningen, Frontside Heelflip We really tried to get to no mans land for this one. Almaty is one of the farthest cities from an ocean. Dusty though it was, it was pretty good for skating. Wieger front heels below some ominous Soviet era architecture. © Jonathan Mehring