“There’s nothing I love more than skating — other than, like, my mom,” Noah Doolady said as he tied the laces of his roller skates of May 15, 2019.
Although joined by a group of ducks on May 23, 2019, Noah Doolady seeks the company of another skater. He bought five extra pairs of skates “hoping that someone would skate with me.”
Noah Doolady talks to local children at Douglas Park in North Columbia on May 15, 2019. The children took interest in his skates and his graceful movements.
“I just call up Kev.”Noah Doolady and Kev Presley listen to music and skate during a roller skating date in North Columbia on June 6, 2019.
“Within a week,” Doolady said, “it felt like I had known them for years.” Doolady and Presley chat outside of Doolady's new apartment while Presley smokes on July 30, 2019.
“Sometimes we actually go to the gravel roads when we’re feeling dangerous,” Presley said here sitting on the stairs in a bar in Columbia on June 26, 2019.
“When we skate, we dance. Our bodies are together and our movements become complementary," Kev said. Kev Presley and Noah Doolady dance on June 27, 2019.
"Skating by yourself is still great, but skating with someone else is just magic,” Noah said. Kev Presley and Noah Doolady lean on each other on June 26, 2019 at dusk.
Kev Presley and Noah Doolady hang around downtown Columbia, MO on June 26, 2019 at midnight.
A hand-made scrapbook rests on the grass near Noah Doolady's home in Columbia, MO.