Rex Singleton

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Self Taught. Based in Baltimore, Maryland.

My first memory of photography was in 1982 while sitting in the back seat of my motherโ€™s Silver Camaro. We were picking up her pictures at the Fotomat Drive thru kiosk. With film, it was always a surprise to see what images turned out. We would often review them right there in the parking lot.

It was Christmas 1988, while living in Highlandtown a blue collar town in Baltimore, Maryland; I got my first board It was a Nash Executioner with 2 toned wheels and absolutely no concave http://tinyurl.com/mon49dl. My skateboard was my mode of transportation. It was also my identity since I was not interested in team sports. Street plants, ollies & launch ramps, thats what we were working with. I was hooked and Powell Peralta was king. In 2006, I purchased my first Digital Canon EOS 300D. It was a whopping 6.3MP and had a cheap feeling silver body. It was then that I stopped shooting in Auto and began experimenting with all the dial settings on my camera. I studied the theory behind a good image. Two years later in 2008, I bought a 20D and was asked to shoot the Dew Tour hosted in Baltimore for my friends website Interstatemag.com. Thats when I started shooting skate photos professionally.

In January 2013 along with Kyle Tabor we started the Vert Skateboarding page on FB,Insta & Twitter. I reached out to all the sk8 photographers I had networked with and created a team of Resident Photographers. Currently, we have 16 photographers and contributors submitting content everyday to the Vert page.

I enjoy shooting portraits, modeling and skateboarding. I have been published in magazines, newspapers and used for advertisements. My wife and I are raising two children and I have a day job doing Commercial Electrical Engineering. I studied jazz guitar but I play just about everything these days. I shoot Canon.

My portfolio can be viewed here: http://www.paparexi.com/ photosbyrex@gmail.com