Skin Phillips (b.1964) is originally from Swansea, UK, now residing in San Diego, California as the celebrated manager of the Adidas skate team. With an obsession for skateboarding from a young age, Phillips spent his teenage years consumed with studying photography, researching at the local library, borrowing cameras from his various teachers, and turning the family bathroom into a dark room to process his film. 

After spending decades documenting skateboarding, shooting mostly in classic black and white, the South Wales-born photographer built an extensive body of work shooting  some of the most radical talents of skateboarding. He has inspired and influenced both skaters and photographers through his candid approach and his work was recently featured in the anticipated 15 Years of Gonz photo exhibition at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles, and featured in the Respect your Roots Adidas campaign.