We had the good fortune of connecting with Shelby Grimnes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shelby, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I was 16 years old when I first started taking on clients and it just came naturally to me. Before I knew I had a handful of clients and was running my own business without even realizing it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I first started taking pictures I was shooting skateboarding and at the time scootering was very new. Most skateboarders would make fun of anyone riding a scooter but it caught my eye so I started shooting photos of it. So I think what set me apart was that I wasn’t afraid of what people thought of scootering. I thought it looked cool and I wanted to capture it so I did and little did I know that taking photos of a few scooter riders at the skate park one day would change my entire life path. So I’m pretty proud of myself for always staying true to myself and following my own path regardless of what people thought.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The first thing we would do is get some bikes and ride the path from Will Rodgers to Venice. It’s a great way to experience most of the popular LA beaches without getting stuck at one spot all day.
For the restaurants, I would definitely take them to Little Fatty in Mar Vista. Place is amazing. Tacos 1986 and Swingers Diner for an easy/quick bite.
And to kill some time on a Sunday we would hit up Melrose Trading Post & LACMA.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The entire freestyle scooter industry! Without scootering, I wouldn’t be where I am at today.
Photo of me with a camera was taken by Cole Gregg the rest were taken by me