“Photographer Mike Belleme has been skateboarding since he was 12 years old,” writes CNN Photos. “Years later, when he was committed to making it as a photojournalist and commercial photographer, a colleague urged him to start documenting the lives of the skaters he hung out with.”
The result: Stunning images, including the ones featured on the CNN blog. Read the full post here, and check out 22 of Belleme’s black and white photos with detailed captions about the local street skating community.
Photo by Belleme, from his website.