Photographed in Nashville, TN by Jamie Clayton
Mamiya 645, Portra 400
Tell everyone about Salemtown Board Co:
Salemtown Board Co. started as an attempt to engage the young men of our neighborhood. After moving to Nashville I founded the company with a friend of mine who is a gifted artist, I grew up skating and surfing and had a background in woodworking so it was a natural fit. Today the company is run by myself and my younger brother. We have hired a few young guys from the community and are working with them through the college application process.
While we grew up in a beach town today we draw our inspiration from the forests and mountains of Tennessee. We are striving to create a brand that is authentically Nashville and make boards that exist as a part of everyone’s favorite weekend adventures.
When you started it:
We cut our first boards in October 2012 and launched a website on Thanksgiving of that year.
Our goal is to create as many jobs as possible for people who need them while making skateboards that people love to ride.
Current favorite board:
I am a sucker for our pintail. It’s a classic shape and rides like a surfboard.
Now would ya look at that:
Meet Will Anderson, owner of Salemtown Board Co.