Karina, 2009 by Nikki Toole

image of Karina 2009 by Nikki Toole

Artist's statement

This image of Karina Espinoza is part of an ongoing project exploring skater culture. Many skaters speak of a solitary mind set when skating, and I asked the skaters to zone into this meditative space. Karina was part of an all female skater group I shot in California and her graceful quiet nature was reflected in her unconscious expression and stance.