Girl Crush: Skater Girl & Photographer Sierra Prescott

We’re obsessed over L.A. skater girl and photographer, Sierra Prescott.  Combining her two passions into one, Sierra blurs the line between work and play.  Her rad retro vibes and killer old school power slides are inspiring skaters everywhere.  Whether she’s taking photos or shredding on her board, her love for life is contagious.  Read more below to find out about her influences, what has her stoked at the moment, and more.

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How old were you when you began skating and photography?

Both skateboarding and photography came into my life at an early age. The mid to late 90s had skateboarding in a cultural boom, and it started showing up in our everyday, especially in LA.  From the start of the XGAMES, to the release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1, skateboarding became a spectacle here, and I was hooked. Right around the same time as THPS1 was released (and we fantasized about our bag o' tricks) Rocket Power came out. It showed me what skateboarding could do for a group of friends. The camaraderie, the unity, the positive reinforcement ... the goals and plans, I wanted it all.

What’s on your top playlist at the moment?

Anything 90's. Definitely on a 90s kick right now. Brings back all the feels.Aside from that, I've been super into "Where Angels Fear to Tread" by Disclosure as well as "Shark Smile" by Big Thief. Kinda on repeat.

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We love your 70s and 80s vibe.  What inspires that when you’re skating and taking photos?

Definitely a combo of my skateboards and my wardrobe.  Both board shapes I've designed stem directly from the shapes of those eras, with a slight nod to the contemporary popsicle. I love that they represent the vibe of the 70s/80s, but with modern functionality, really pushing the limits on how these boards can be skated. It's been a dream come true being able to ride my own shapes.

 

To touch a bit on wardrobe, I've always been drawn to the 70s (not so much 80s, haha) from the colors, the shapes and fabrics ... corduroy, denim, stripes, and of course, the look of the Dogtown generation. 

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What’s the most empowering part of being a female skater?

I'd have to say the most empowering thing about being a female skater is that a good chunk of the world believes we shouldn't, and that we can't, and that we won't. But honestly, that just gives us all the more reason to do it. It's so fun to prove people wrong, no?

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What’s your advice to young skater girls?

Don't be intimidated by other skaters. Use what they're doing well and get inspired by it. Everyone starts somewhere. Every level of skateboarder makes you a skateboarder. Once you've gotten past that, commit. Practice lots and don't be afraid to have fun with it. 

 

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What’s your advice to young skater girls?

Don't be intimidated by other skaters. Use what they're doing well and get inspired by it. Everyone starts somewhere. Every level of skateboarder makes you a skateboarder. Once you've gotten past that, commit. Practice lots and don't be afraid to have fun with it.

Do you have any exciting plans for the future?

Always :) One big project I have coming up is a photography/graphic/mini interview book.  I'll be selecting and photographing female skaters from around the world and profiling them for a coffee table read.