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November 1990

A friend of mine took me down under the Burnside Bridge late one Fall. Some skaters had made a bank against the supporting wall. This was the start of, what I think of as the beginning of a revolution for skateparks. The Burnside Skatepark was basically initiated by a bunch of skaters that took it upon themselves to create a place to ride, out of the rain in Portland. They cleaned up this empty lot, kicked out the heroin junkies, and eventually created a whole new idea of what a skatepark should be.


Chris Brunkhart

22.5" x 15"
21 limited-edition signed and numbered prints

*Size listed is the image size.
*All photographs come with a 1" boarder on all sides.

Archival pigment print on vibrance rag


$165.00 $195.00

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about the artist

Chris Brunkhart

Chris Brunkhart passed away in 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

Chris was a photographer's photographer, steadfastly preferring to shoot on black and white film til the end. Through his lens and iconic style, Chris captured grainy images that felt like his beloved Pacific Northwest - moody, sublime and deeply personal.

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