Joe Brook

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Joe Brook
ResidenceSan Francisco, CA
Known forPhotography

Joe Brook (born 1972) is an American photographer.[1][2] Brook has been a Staff Photographer for Thrasher Magazine for over 20 years.[3][4][5][6]

Early life[edit]

Brook grew up skateboarding in Detroit and moved to San Francisco at the end of high school with $500, a duffel bag, and a skateboard.[7] Soon after arriving to the city, Brooks moved into 824 Hyde St. an unofficial San Francisco skate hostel where Brooks would live for 15 years.[7][8]

Photography career[edit]

Brook has photographed skateboarding for over 20 years, working for magazines such as Slap, Thrasher, and Juxtapoz.[9][10]

Brook drives a van painted with an the American flag called 'Big Blue' which he has crossed America countless times in.[11][12] In 2011, éS released a Joe Brook colorway of their Square Two Fusion shoe to honor Brook's contributions to skateboarding.[13]

In 2016, Brook showed 20 years of skate photography at the Growlery in a show titled: DEFINING A DISTANCE.[14] Tommy Guerrero performed at the opening.[14]


  2. ^ Brook, Joe; Beres, Rye. "Spitfire's "YKWTFGO" Article".
  3. ^ "Joe Brook". North. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  4. ^ "Lomography - Skate Photographer Joe Brook Shoots with the Petzval Lens". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  5. ^ "Juxtapoz Magazine - Legends of Skateboarding: San Francisco's Finest With Iconic Skate Photographer Joe Brook". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  6. ^ "The Second Skateboarding-And-Old-School-Camerawork Documentary From Exploredinary Is Here". Art&Seek. 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  7. ^ a b "Joe Brook: Defining a Distance". The Growlery. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  8. ^ Worldwide, Huf (2011-10-13). "A CONVERSATION WITH JOE BROOK // STREET CANOE". BLOG | HUF Worldwide // Est. 2002 // DBC. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  9. ^ "Juxtapoz Magazine - Displaying items by tag: joe brook". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  10. ^ "Part 2 of Joe Brook on BS With TG". Sidewalk Skateboarding. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  11. ^ "BS With TG: Joe Brook". Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  12. ^ "10 skate lensmasters you should follow on Instagram!". Red Bull. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  13. ^ "Photog Brook gets signature éS shoe and book". 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  14. ^ a b "Joe Brook: Defining a Distance". The Growlery. Retrieved 2019-10-15.

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