Markit has a tight gallery up on their site from the lens of Dennis Enarson and within you will find photos like this one of Tyler Fernengel seconds before doing the unthinkable (which you can see in his most recent video). To enter the gallery click here.
“I’m Rob Perry, I ride BMX and I study photography at college. I had started to create a small collection of my favourite photos that I had been shooting and I thought that it would be cool if I could make a small book or layout design to show these photos and also show off our BMX scene in Milton Keynes, England to everyone. However, I didn’t know how to create this layout/book.
Then luckily in college a few weeks later, a project came up where we had to create a photo journalism piece and straight away I knew I could use BMX. I could work with these images while learning a way to create this small book. This decision meant that I could be out riding, shooting more and having a good time with the different people that ride from our crew in the Milton Keynes area. Throughout this project while shooting the photos, it helped me to think more about the photos I was taking and to look into them to see what is actually happening around the BMX rider to do with the background and the framing of everything. This helped my photos as it meant the viewer would feel more involved with the atmosphere of the whole photo and the people. I took all of these photos on a Canon 500d and an Olympus OM-10.”
The results are in! Greg Moliterno takes the cake with this high-intensity shot of Shane Cecil. Runners-up:
Kyle Lee by Shawn Duffield
Mike Curley by Josh Moore
Benjamin Martinot by Kevin Proust
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Tagged Benjamin Martinot, contest, Ewan Thacker, Fisheye, Gregory Moliterno, Josh Moore, Kevin Proust, Kyle Lee, Mike Curley, Photography, Push It A Stop, Shawn Duffield
Framed 24×36″ prints from Scott Marceau‘s Pegs N’ Bacon show are available for purchase in the TCU webstore. This photo of Regis is also available on a limited edition t-shirt. You can view the entire gallery online here.
“Not a ton to say about this one. The Cult guys were having a sunset session on the dirt jumps at Woodward East earlier in the summer, and I happened to walk by with a camera. Jeff Brockmeyer was already set up shooting fisheye with strobes, so I opted to shoot long-lens into the sunset. Dakota did a big 360, and this was the result.”
- 5D MK II w/70-200 f/4. 1/1600 at f/5.6, ISO 250
Check out some more of Josh’s work here.
“The photo was taken on a Monday night ride in Sheffield. Shayn and I wanted to shoot a photo and after some time waiting for the shop to get quieter, we got a chance. The idea was to use the light from the shop, rather than a flash in the fading light. It took some time to get just right but thanks to Shayn for persisting because we definitely got the result we were after.
Canon 550d @ 50mm, f4.5, 1/320″
Check out Chris’s work right here then peep more of Shayn’s riding here.
“My homie Sean Sieling and I made the roadtrip from our home in the Bay down to Southern California to meet up with some of our homies to ride and explore a bit. This was our first time riding in LA, and we came across this great grate spot I recognized from an old photo that Jeff Z shot of Codie Larson doing a hopwhip into it. I was so pumped that I made Sean do something into it as well. He opted for a hop turndown, so I tried to find an angle that would separate him from the background, while still keeping the wide perspective to convey the overall atmosphere of the spot. After a few test shots from different spots, I moved across the street and was pumped on how it looked;the classic palm trees, the entirety of the grate, the white wall to make his bike pop, and the street that he rode out into. I used all natural light with this shot, as my flash triggers wouldn’t reach from across the street (anyone who wants to donate some pocket wizards, hook ya boy up). This photo was a quick flick, and it just goes to show that you don’t need a ton of crazy lighting while on street missions with your friends to get some decent looking photos. Thanks for reading and thanks Scott for the opportunity! (also shouts out to Stephen Smith for helping me write this).
-Canon Rebel XSI
-Canon 50mm (f5.6)
Check out some of Sean’s riding here.
See more of Alex’s work here.
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