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  • Lucas Beaufort Interview
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  • 100 Kickflips: Nora Vasconcellos
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  • Jamie Thomas: Behind The Photo
  • 100 Kickflips: Lizard King
  • CONS x Chocolate Launch Party
  • Acembly Backpacks How To
  • Birdhouse: Saturdays Video Premiere
  • 100 Kickflips In The Proper Cinex Shoes
  • Guantanamo Baywatch Interview
  • Back Light: Henry Harbeck
  • CCS Apparel Fall '17 Lookbook
  • Kev's Kreations: The Rambo Ripper
  • Emerica x Sriracha Gallery
  • 100 Kickflips: Nike SB FC Classic vs. Koston Hypervulc
  • El Torito Recap
  • 100 Kickflips In The Etnies Marana Michelin
  • Naomi Punk Interview
  • Lizzie Armanto Interview
  • Interview with Sean Cliver of Paisley Skates
  • 40s And Shorties Interview
  • Nike SB FC Classic Shoe Review
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  • Go Skateboarding Day 2017: Pop For Pizza
  • Foul Balls: WKND vs. Nike SB
  • Lakai: The Flare Video Premiere
  • Jason Harvey Interview
  • 100 Backside 360's In The Supra Shifters
  • 1000 Grind Wear Test: Indy Stage 11 Trucks
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  • Brixton Broadcast: Murder City Devils
  • Thaynan Turns Pro
  • History Of The Polo
  • etnies Jameson HT Shoe Review
  • 100 Kickflips In The Clear Weather Donny
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans Gilbert Crockett 2
  • Kev's Kreations: The Crust Crusher
  • CCS Poster Series
  • Sebo Walker Interview
  • 100 Kickflips In The Osiris D3
  • Adidas Kung Fu Shoe Review
  • Clear Weather Jeffrey Shoe Review
  • Back Light: Kevin Enis
  • CCS Behind The Ad: Kevin Kowalski
  • Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
  • Andale Bearings Spring 2017 Product Review
  • CCS Artist Series: Snakey Jakie
  • CCS Artist Series: Andre Fortes
  • Huf Hupper 2 Lo Shoe Review
  • Artist Series: Jackson Epstein Interview
  • Artist Series: Andrew McCarthy Interview
  • The Making of CCS x Loud Ben Raybourn Headphones
  • 100 Tricks in the Nike SB Blazer Low XT with Ben Raybourn
  • Ryan Lay's Welcome Wear Test
  • CCS Apparel Spring '17 Lookbook
  • Etnies Helix Shoe Review
  • Nike SB Zoom Dunk Low Malto Elite Product Review
  • Adidas Nautical Review
  • Artist Spotlight: Jack Hyde
  • Kev's Kreations: The Sexy Slasher
  • New Balance 533 PJ Stratford Review
  • Adidas Skateboarding Premiere Pants
  • Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low XT Shoe Review
  • Vans Sk8-Hi Pro MTE DX Shoe Review
  • Mailorder Memories: Mikemo And Vince Capaldi
  • Adidas Samba ADV: 600 Skateboard Trick Wear Test
  • Winter Solstice Session
  • Nike SB Brian Anderson Bruin Hyperfeel Review
  • 100 Kickflips On A Snowskate (Fail)
  • Welcome Fetish Video Premiere
  • 100 Kickflips (Impossible Edition): HUF Classic Hi
  • Back Light: Justin Rodriguez
  • 100 Kickflips In The Nike SB Blazer Premium
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  • WKND Remembers 2001 CCS Catalogs
  • Sneak Peek At The Adidas Na-Kel Matchcourt High RX
  • Artist Spotlight: Nick Guenzler
  • Back Light: Dominic Palarchio
  • Santa Does 100 Kickflips In The Nike SB Janoski Hyperfeel
  • 100 Kickflips in the C1RCA Gravette with David Gravette
  • John Lucero on the History of Black Label
  • 100 Kickflips In The Adidas Superstars
  • 24 HoliDAYS of CCS: Win Free Stuff!
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  • 100 Kickflips In The Diamond Icon By Boo Johnson
  • Ryan Lay: 1997 CCS Catalog
  • 100 360 Flips In The éS Accel Slim Shoes
  • 100 Tricks In The Nike SB Janoski Slip
  • Tempe Halloween Recap 2016
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans Kyle Walker Pro
  • Five Things With Hex
  • Ben Raybourn’s Road To Ramona
  • Jaws: A History Of Hammers
  • Back Light: Bobby Escobedo
  • Interview with Rick McCrank
  • 100 Kickflips (Fakie Edition) In The Globe CT-IV DLX Shoes
  • Interview With Andy Paz From Dog Limited
  • 100 Kickflips In The éS Sesla Shoes
  • David Gravette’s Pizza Party
  • éS and CCS: Two Decades Deep
  • The Faces Of L.A. Skateboarding
  • Kev's Kreations: The Roskopp Ripper
  • Back Light: Michael Sube
  • 100 Kickflips In The Diamond Torey Shoes
  • 100 Kickflips In The HUF Boyd Shoes
  • Jon Nguyen: Behind The Cover
  • CCS Questionnaire with Truman Hooker
  • Andrew Gray's Full Part From Dusted
  • 100 Kickflips In The New Balance PJ Stratford 533
  • Talking Welcome with Jason Celaya
  • Interview with Jon Dickson
  • Emerica Made Chapter 2 Premiere
  • Ben Raybourn's Full Part From Dusted
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Flip Edition) In The State Salem
  • CCS Questionnaire with Eric Dressen
  • Kev's Kreations: The Kitty Kruzer
  • 100 Kickflips In The DC Wes Kremer 2's
  • CCS Apparel Fall '16 Lookbook
  • Adidas Away Days Tour Recap
  • How To Build A Bank Ramp
  • 100 Kickflips (360 Flip Edition) In The Vans X Nintendo Authentics
  • Back Light: Jake Wickersham
  • 100 Kickflips (Heelflip Edition) In The Adidas Suciu Shoes
  • Talking Skate After School with Ryan Lay
  • Interview with Blake Johnson
  • 100 Kickflips In The Supra Flow Shoes
  • CCS Pants Wear Test
  • Back Light: Frederick Zang
  • Cooper Wilt: Grind All Ledges
  • 100 Kickflips In The Converse One Stars
  • ¥ung ¢hef - TOP RAMEN Ft. Doughboi
  • What’s the Deal? With WKND Skateboards
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Flip Edition) In The Vans Slip-On Pros
  • How To Set Up A Skateboard… Blindfolded
  • Disposable Mondays With Walker Ryan And Jimmy Carlin
  • Gear Check with Frankie Spears
  • Interview with CCS Team Rider Kevin Kowalski
  • Vans Kyle Walker Pro Shoe Release
  • Santa Cruz Screaming Hand Art Show
  • Rip N Dip L.A. Pop Up Opening
  • Agenda 2016 Recap
  • The Skateboard Mag 150th Issue Release Party
  • Back Light: Matt Price
  • Jamie Thomas: Behind The Cover
  • 100 Kickflips In The Hyperfeel Koston 3's
  • Back Light: Milosz Rebes
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Flip Edition) In The Converse CTAS Pros
  • Pop For Prizes 2016 With Wes Kremer
  • 100 Kickflips (FS Blunt Edition) In The Lakai Vincent 2's
  • The Day: Enjoi
  • Blind Micro Game of S.K.A.T.E. with Sewa And Romar
  • Back Light: Cody Lisch
  • CCS Questionnaire with Miles Silvas
  • Getting To Know Sewa Kroetkov
  • Artist Spotlight: Kevin Wilkins
  • A Day At Zero With Jamie Thomas
  • Back Light: Jacob Messex
  • Artist Spotlight: Carlos Gutierrez
  • Jaws And Raybourn Footage: The Other Ones
  • 100 Kickflips In The Emerica Hsu G6 Shoes
  • CCS Questionnaire with Alec Majerus
  • Gear Check with Blake Johnson
  • Joey Brezinski Talks New Cliche
  • Raybourn And Friends For The Dusted Video
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans AV RapidWelds
  • Back Light: Jacob Romero
  • CCS Questionnaire with Pete Eldridge
  • Gear Check with Daniel Espinoza
  • CCS Welcomes Kevin Kowalski
  • Adidas Away Days L.A. Premiere Recap
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  • 100 Kickflips: Emerica Romero w/ Leo Romero
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  • The CCS Pick Program
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  • Jaws Tests FP Insoles
  • Artist Spotlight: Mike Blabac
  • CCS Welcomes David Gravette
  • William Spencer’s Skate Dream
  • Adidas Matchcourt Slip-Ons: Wear Test
  • 100 Kickflips: Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel
  • Back Light: Dave Swift
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  • Interview with Kevin Braun
  • Dusted Crew Skates Windells Skate Camp
  • Back Light: Cameron Markin
  • 100 Nollie Flips in the Adidas Matchcourt Shoes
  • Gear Check with Cairo Foster
  • Jaws Ollies 210 Stairs In One Day
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  • Preston Harper: Mini Set Up
  • Emerica X Indy Reynolds Wear Test
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  • The Break In: Nike SB Janoski Shoes
  • Nike SB Ishod Dunk Wair Test
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Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis
Back Light: Kevin Enis

Back Light: Kevin Enis

Kevin Enis is a skate photographer out of Beunos Aires, Argentina, who discovered photography when he was 15 while visiting his dad in Spain. He spent the next four years teaching himself photography online and borrowing friend’s cameras. After four years of working and saving, Enis bought his first camera. His skate photography and street photography are an excellent window into life and Argentina's skate scene. His Instagram features a good mix of the two as well. Enis makes good use of Argentina's architecture, and his ability to find new and interesting ways to shoot skateboarding is initially what caught our eye. As he touches on in the interview, Kevin strives to incorporate the elements of a skate spot or scene to better illustrate the story of what went into landing the trick. In this Back Light Series, we got in touch with Kevin to ask him some questions about his approach to skating and photography.

Enjoy Kevin’s gallery and make sure to tag all your Instagram skate photos with #ccsbacklight for a chance to win a $200 CCS Gift Card and be featured here at CCS.com!

it’s good to imagine the photo before taking it, decide how you want it, then frame it, and put the lights for what you’ve thought.

Whatʼs your name and where are you from?Hi! I'm Kevin Enis, 22 years old from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Howʼd you get into photography?Since I was a kid I've been interested in Visual and Plastic Arts, My school was oriented towards Art. There, I learned a lot of things that got me closer to Photography. When I was 15 Years old, I went to visit my dad in Spain. He had bought a reflex for his job. I spent all the trip borrowing the camera from him to take pictures. When I came back to Buenos Aires, I put the goal to buy a camera. I spent 4 years working till I made it. In that time, I was without a camera. I learned through the Internet and using my friend's cameras.

Howʼd you get into skating?I started at a young age. I used to skate with a neighbor and we had toy skateboards. I remember my truck broke when I did my first ollie, hahaha. And with time, life got me closer to skateboarding.

What was your first camera (other than your phone)?A 35mm Nikon F-601 with a 24mm. My neighbor gave it to me to start shooting.

What camera do you shoot now?Now, Iʼm shooting with a Canon 7D and a 35mm Olympus XA. In terms of lenses, I use 8mm, 24mm, 40mm, and 85mm all fixed focal length.

What skate mag do you like best?It's a bit difficult to get the magazines here. But from what I can see regularly, I like the Skateboard mag, Free, 43, and the Grey. Also, the Vista of Brazil, and 7Capas of Argentina.

Are there any photographer's you admire/look up to?In skate photography, I like the work of Jake Darwen - how he lights the scene and the creativity he has with the angles. Oliver Barton in how he uses the fisheye and his Hassel photos. French Fred pictures are amazing too. In Argentina, Ale Mercado, in my opinion, is one of the best photographers around here in the skate scene. He has very nice pictures taken with a Hasselblad. Outside skate photography, I like Cartier-Bresson, Mc Culling, Brassaï and Aldo Sessa. I like seeing other photographs and nourish with every photographer I find.

Whatʼs your favorite subject to shoot outside of skateboarding?Street photography, I think it’s a way to show the daily life with a personal view. Also, itʼs a critical way to complain about issues of society. Generally, I take photos of homeless people. Sadly, there are a lot of people that have been left out of the system and they live in the streets.

What is the hardest part about shooting skateboarding?Carrying the bag corner to corner of the city - hahaha - a horrible back pain.

What is the best part of skateboarding?Share with friends and get to know new places. The happiness of landing a new trick after hours of trying.

Do you have any advice for kids just starting out shooting skate photography?Be curious, search techniques on the Internet and new photographers. Experience everything you can. Take pictures all the time, of anything, don’t close yourself only to one genre.

Your photos have a nice variation of angles and composition. How do you decide on an angle when you get to a new spot?When we get to the spot, in the best case scenario, the image presents itself in my head, intuitively. If that doesn’t happen, I try to get away from the scene the most I can to see what’s in the background and what’s interesting to get in the frame - colors, shapes, and lights. I think that it’s good to imagine the photo before taking it, decide how you want it, then frame it, and put the lights for what you’ve thought.

Landscape and background play a big part in your photos. Is that something that youʼre always looking to incorporate?Yes, I always try to show something else with the trick. Tell a story, express a sensation and style, or simply show the beauty of places.

Skateboarders see the world through a lens of whatʼs skateable. How has your view of the world changed as a result of shooting skate photography professionally?I think now, instead of seeing only what is skateable, I pay attention more to other things, for example, the light of these places, or the situations that happen between people. Backgrounds and colors, the details, everything in function of what can be a photo in that moment. A lot of times I regret of not having a camera whit me every time I go outside. Also, when I find a spot I think in who can skate it and what trick can be done for a good photo.

Whatʼs the best place youʼve visited as a result of being a photographer?Iʼve only had a few opportunities to travel being a photographer. I did some trips on some provinces near Buenos Aires and each one of them gave me different and valuable experiences. In May, I'm going to visit New York for two months and then Europe for two more months. I think that those places are going to be the best for now. I’d love to live traveling.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a photographer?I guess something related to Art, Graphic designer, Architect or musician.

Do you have anything to add? Shout outs?I want to thank you, Matt, and CCS for the interview and space. To David Aguilar for helping me to translate these words. And special thanks to my Mom and all my friends that share those skateboarding afternoons.

Do you have any good memories from CCS Catalogs growing up?Honestly, I only know the catalogs online for the same reason of the magazine question. I really liked the interview with BLABAC. I remember he said he was totally drunk when he took the photo of Danny Way doing a noseblunt!