Born in Los Angeles, Steven Lippman quickly fell in love with skateboarding and surfing. In the 1970’s, skateboarding was just beginning to emerge as a culture unto itself, and it was guys like Steven who helped establish the style, moves, and music that are now undeniably associated with the scene. “There were no rules, nothing that came before that you could follow,” he recalls, “so at a young age, you were forced to go out and create. You just made whatever street corner, parking lot, or empty swimming pool happen.” For years, Steven traveled the world as a successful model and surf/skate competitor. It was during this time that he began taking photos, avidly documenting his friends and life on the road. His talent was evident from the start, and when he returned to California, he embraced photography as a career, approaching his work with the same unflagging dedication that he does surfing. “I put my heart and soul into everything I do,” claims Steven, “my goal is to deliver what my client has asked for, but I will always explore additional creative perspectives that they may not have considered."