In search of the Desert Diamond

Kevin Metallier and his crew find hidden skating gems in a place you’d never expect – the vast desert and tiny towns of Namibia.



Of all the best skateboarding meccas in the world, Namibia certainly wouldn’t be the first destination on anyone’s list. Yet photographer Kevin Metallier and skateboarder Philipp Schuster saw something that most didn’t – a diamond in the rough.



The pair were joined by Olli Ilmonen, Titi Gormit, Antony Lopez and Tjark Thielker on a discovery of Namibia’s wide open spaces and silent towns. They spent two weeks cruising through the Namib desert, in search of improbable skate spots hidden beyond the dunes. They found more than they expected, including a mini-ramp nobody would believe existed.

Check out the gallery below for images of their quest or watch the ‘In Search of the Desert Diamond’ video. For more of Kevin’s work, head to his website or Instagram.

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