Jerome Campbell – Sheffield local, smooth operator on a board and a very talented photographer; things have been picking up pace for his photography in the last year or so, with exhibitions, shows and zines galore. The Polar Skate Co. pro seems to have an effortless style in both of his chosen fields. His photos have a grittiness to them, that perhaps reflect his northern roots. His collection called “Sheffield Now” boldly portray the city’s inhabitants going about their daily business, managing to capture candid portraits of these strangers and describing their physical personalities perfectly. All of his chosen subjects – from buildings, to nature and skaters – are made into really great photos, that either look timeless, or give a snapshot for the future to look back on. In his CafeCreme interview last year, he was asked:
What are some of your upcoming projects?
A lot of my time is spent shooting photographs and working on other creative advertising projects, it’s keeping me nice and busy. I think its really important to have a few things going on to keep your mind moving, I have a few small exhibitions coming up in the near future as well as a couple of collaborations with shops and friends.
Your other passion is photography, what do you shoot usually? How have you been involved?
I love shooting photographs on skate trips just saving dope memories of who you were with and where you were at, I have been shooting pictures for about 8 years. I studied photography at university in Leeds which was mad fun; I just love it. I would say I have the same amount of passion for it as I do for skating perhaps more as it doesn’t give you shinners.
Like the other photographer skaters in this list Jerome has as much of a passion for his skating as his does for his photography. Us mere mortals can only marvel at how these guys can be so good at two things – both highly creative and time-consuming outlets. Check out his website here and his blog in the link in the question above. Watch him and Pontus shralp around the streets of Beirut below: