S2 / EP22: CHRIS ORTIZ

Based on his appearance, you may not guess that Chris Ortiz is the fixture that he is in the skateboard world.  It all started with high school photography class projects that he based around his passion, skateboarding.  Having a badass crew to skate and shoot with created opportunities for Chris to work in print when print mattered.   As his career grew, he helped revolutionize the media world with 411 video magazine and eventually made his way to the contest scene running things at the Dew Tour.  We talk about it all on the podcast.

Chris Ortiz Show Notes

2:50:  What does he do on the Dew Tour

5:00:  Growing up in Methville USA, the Inland Empire

7:20:  The Animal Chin reshoot and getting his first gig with Thrasher

14:40:  How involved is he in a photo and connecting with skaters of today

16:30:  Photographers getting screwed and when magazines were cool

21:14: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

24:00:  The Thrasher days and starting 411 Video Magazine

33:00:  Making money in skateboard photography

36:00:  Transworld and getting hooked up with Dew Tour and the ups and downs of working with Dew

46:30:  Inappropriate Questions