THESE ARE MY STREETS OF CHROME™
Van Styles grew up skateboarding just outside of Downtown LA in the San Fernando Valley. Skateboarding teaches you to look at things differently. A handrail is not simply meant to help you walk up stairs. A planter box ledge is not just intended to lock in soil. Each of these things have other purposes when looked at through the lens of a skateboarder. Makes all the sense in the world that Van would approach street photography with the same fresh perspective.
Entirely self-taught, Van has risen to prove himself amongst a growing class of street photographers. Having been a close friend of Chrome’s over the past few years, we recently took to the streets of LA to shadow him for a day. Watch the video now to see what an average day in the life of Van Styles looks like. These are the Streets Of Chrome™.