Photographer, Sam Wexham captures BMXers, skaters and skate parks in a series exploring obsession
Words by Sam Wexham
For me, an obsession and love of mine that I have not been able to shake has been BMX riding, more importantly riding at skateparks and dirt jumps. These spaces have been sacred throughout my life, whether it was a skate park, jumps in fields, woods or even an empty car park. Offering a way to express myself, as well as refuge to reflect and escape to in times of struggle. I want to explore this photographically by showing the subculture of skateparks and the people that ride in these spaces.
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