Who Made This?
Jazzpush is an online community where skateboard photographers can share their blood, sweat and tears. Specifically, JazzPush has two goals:
- Provide a breeding ground for the industry's up-and-coming photographers. Like all aspects of skateboarding, skate photographers can only learn from other skate photographers.
- Act as a source of inspiration through criticism & recognition; a community driven by honest feedback.
Frequently Asked Questions
WTF does "JAZZPUSH" mean?A JazzPush is a skateboard term from the mid-90s referring to when a skateboarder - accidentally or intentionally (Marc Johnson à la Yeah Right) - pushes off on the opposite side of the board with their back foot. For some it's about balance, for others, it's about flair. JazzPush.com is meant to help upcoming skateboarder photographers catch their balance and show-off their creative genius.
What can I find on JazzPush?JazzPush's primary intention is to remain a niche community focused solely on skateboard photography. However, skateboard photographers shoot more then just enders. So while JazzPush members are first and foremost skateboard photographers, they are encouraged to post whatever they feel others will find interesting - whether it's a 10-stair crooked grind or a bathroom self-portrait.
Why is JazzPush an invite only community?We decided to make JazzPush an invite only community to ensure that the quality of posts and feedback is high enough to be of use to our members. That being said, if you haven't received an invite, don't take it personally. The community started small and is intentionally growing slowly through the personal networks of existing members. However, there are lots of great photographers out there who may not be connected to our existing members. That's why we made it possible to request an invitation to JazzPush.
How do I give feedback about the site?Bring on the hate. JazzPush is still just a baby and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please send all feedback (good and bad) to email@example.com, we look forward to hearing what you think!
What is "Schwalming"?
- After a fresh signup at skateboardphotography.com, Mr. Schwalm posted two pages worth of terrible photos. When the community (kindly) asked him to stop, he posted more.
- The problem was so prolific, that anytime any member of skateboardphotography.com posted more than 3-4 images at a time, they would be deemed a Schwalmer (see: -verb).
- To post many images into a gallery (usually of poor quality), pushing other images outside of the first page.
- To be angered by feedback from the community in relation to the on-slaught of aforementioned submissions.