Primitive Skateboarding is proud to announce the release of its second board collaboration with 2Pac, in celebration of the late musician’s birthday - June 16. A longtime favorite photograph of Primitive Skateboarding Co-Founder Andy Netkin, the iconic shot used for this latest effort summarizes the everlasting activist spirit of Pac, captured through the lens of renowned photographer and life-long skater Mike Miller. Produced in limited quantities, the Primitive Skateboarding x Mike Miller x 2Pac deck is now available through primitiveskate.com, the Primitive flagship boutique, and through select brand retailers worldwide.
In conjunction with the project, Primitive Skateboarding also releases a short video with Mike Miller as he guides us through the day he shot 2Pac for his 1994 group effort, Thug Life: Volume 1, in Los Angeles, California.
About Mike Miller
Famed photographer/director Mike Miller has worked with some of the most iconic 90’s supermodels and photographed over 500 major-label album covers from all genres of music, including 2Pac, Nick Cave, Herb Albert, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Young Jeezy. Currently working with Ferrari and collaborations with Retna, Shepard Fairey among others, his clients include Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson, Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Sony, Nike, Puma, MTV Video Awards, Coca~Cola, and Stussy.
In his recent book, West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures, he presents just what the title implies. A reportage of his iconic images coving the golden age of rap. Mike’s latest book release, Love West Coast Girls is now available online.