When I saw this photo pop up in the Flickr group I knew instantly that it was going to be my pick for photo of the week. How could it not? Everything from lighting and composition to the riding and spot are so perfect. Its friday so kick back and take in Ole Kristiansen lacing this perfect ice 180 for the lens of Mateusz Wieczorek then check out more of his work here and here.
Fujifilm X-T1 | ƒ/2.0 | 1/30th | ISO 200 | 35.0 mm
I’ve been pretty active with the Push It A Stop Flickr lately and have been noticing a lot of photographers work level increasing rapidly which had me thinking damn, I haven’t done a photo of the week in a long time. From now on check back here every friday to see who took the top spot. I guess you could say “first up” is Nick Wotton with this downside whip of Ant Richards. Keep Reading for some words from the man himself on how this photo went down.
“It was my day off college and my flash stands had just arrived that morning so i was keen to go out and shoot a photo, I met up with some lads from my town and we cruised over to the seafront to meet up with the rest of the crew.
We ended up coming across these black wedges which are pontoons for the harbour, straight away Ants all over them busting out tricks before i could even set up, luckily he was patient enough to let me set up for this whip photo as he is a nightmare at times for sending ridiculous stuff without telling anyone what he’s doing.
Ant is one of the best riders in my area sending pro level stuff with no fuss all day long, But he is fully underground and thats the way he likes it, We waited for the sun to set and then i set up, one canon speed light 540exii fired by pocket wizard flex tt5 to the far left giving him some back light and then the same set up to my right lighting the pontoon and Ants bike, I used a Canon 5d mrkii with a 50mm 1.8 and the mini tt1 to trigger.” – Nick Wotton
Canon 5d mrkii – Canon 50mm 1.8 – ISO 100 – F/ 3.2 – 1/500th
You can check out more of Nick’s work here and here.
Be sure to join and add photos to the Push It A Stop Flickr for a chance to have your photo featured and follow @pushitastop on Instagram!
If you haven’t already heard, later today Garrett Reynolds is dropping what WILL be the craziest thing to hit the internet this year since Fiending. Click here to prep yourself with 11 great photos from the filming of it all shot by Kevin Conners.
Division Brand just dropped a gallery with some photos and words from a recent trip Chris Whyte & Rhys Gogel took to hit the streets of Melbourne for a few days riding, filming, and coffee drinking. Click here to check it out.
Aaron Zwaal has a photo gallery up on the Dig site with 23 incredible photos (including the one above) which you can check out here. Be sure to peep the quick interview below the gallery as well.
Well fuck. As we all heard last month the ending of Factory Media = no more Ride UK but talk about going out with a bang. This final cover features Sebastian Keep with one of the craziest things i’ve ever seen beautifully captured by George Marshall.
Here’s some words from Ride UK.
“Over the last 23 years the cover of this magazine has been the home of the most pinnacle moments in BMX history. Our very last print cover has a duty to be something special, something ground breaking, something extraordinary. For our final cover Sebastian Keep delivers all of the above and redefines the boundaries of BMX in the process.
This is a 22ft gap to wall ride, from a kicker ramp on the elevated road above, into a 32ft high wall ride down the side of a multi-storey car park and into a 12ft quarter pipe. To put it bluntly, this is death defying. It is a giant leap into new realms of preparation, commitment, skill, height, speed and danger. It is monumental moment of BMX history and it is British moment at that – a fitting end to our print history.”
Eisa Bakos shot a bunch of photos during this year’s edition of Simple Session and he put together a sick photogallery for Ride UK that you can check here. Love the above shot of AK doing a up switch crook to whip!