Essay 271 • Mar 28th 2018

When I approached Dayana about shooting her while skateboarding, she invited me to the skate park twenty minutes away where she first learned how to skate in Gahanna, Ohio.

We hung out for a couple hours, talking about her plans to move to California and be a part of the skate scene there. She is devoted to skating and it was inspiring to watch her be so free while she skated through the park, never letting a fall get in the way.


Kate Sweeney (b. 1987) is TPJ’s Photographer-In-Residence. Kate is a self-taught photographer whose work has been featured in Dazed, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, and Glamour Magazine. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she continues to make work that focuses on the human form, color, and our connection to nature.

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Check out all of Kate’s TPJ photo essays:

Alayna at the Farm

Frances in the Field

Pink Ladies



A Sunday in Ridgewood

Kate x Vans Vision Walk

A Butterfly Underwater

A Night in Nashville





A Day at the Inn

In This Place

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

Butch & Femme

Color Therapy

24 Hours in Catalina, Part Two

24 Hours in Catalina, Part One





Kelsey x The Impossible Project

We Took the Cake