Little did J Grant Brittain know that when he picked up a borrowed camera while working at the Del Mar Skateboard Ranch in 1979 that special opportunities would arise in the coming years and that 38 years later he would still be shooting skateboarders and whatever else interests him. Grant honed his photographic skills at the Ranch through the early 1980s and helped found Transworld Skateboarding Magazine in 1983 where he was the Photo Editor until 2003. In 2004, a portion of the staff left TWS and formed The Skateboard Mag where Grant stayed until 2016. Today, Grant is still a photographer and his love for skateboarding continues to be strong. When not shooting skateboarding Editorial and Commercial projects, Grant is shooting Abstracts, Portraits, Landscapes and Street subjects. Other projects include teaching, leading workshops, curating his photo exhibits and selling his classic skate and fine art images. Grant is a lifelong North County local and lives in Encinitas, California with his family and a Labrador Retriever named Stella and Rosie the cat.