In this final interview of 2020, I sit down with skateboarding and sports photographer Atiba Jefferson. Atiba is one of the most recent inductees into the Canon Explorer of Light Program. His style is as diverse and energetic as his personality. We discuss his career path, his gear choices, and what projects he is considering diving into in 2021.
Atiba Jefferson is an American photographer. Born in Colorado Springs, he first found his love of skateboarding there before moving to California in 1995. Now he is living and working in Los Angeles, CA.
Best known for his 25 years of skateboarding photography, over the years he has worked for all the major skateboard publications and now works at Thrasher Magazine. Atiba also has a deep history in basketball, being a staff photographer for the LA Lakers during the Shaq and Kobe years and shooting more SLAM magazine covers than any other photographer. Other subjects he enjoys shooting include music and just life in general. Atiba has also shot for commercial clients such as Supreme, Adidas, Nike, Converse, Reebok, ESPN, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Oakley, Pepsi, Canon, and Netflix.