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Spotlight: Adam Cook

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Adam first caught my attention with his natural light color 35mm photos in the Flickr group. Everything of his I remembered seeing had impeccable composition and great geometry. Being able to create dynamic photographs without the use of artificial lighting is a challenge for sure, but Adam finds ways to showcase the subject and keep the image interesting.

Where do you live/where are you from, what’s your age and how long have you been shooting?
I was born and raised in Erie, PA. I’m 19 years old now and I got my first camera in 10th grade. I quit wrestling after 9 seasons that year so I could focus more of filming and photography. My coach told me it was the worst idea I had ever had but I think its going pretty well.

How long have you been riding?
I got my first bike in the summer of 7th grade so about 5 years? Give or take, I didn’t really actually ride ride until 9-10th grade.

FujiFilmNovmber (12 of 18)Robert Christianson, Erie PA

What was your first camera?
The first camera I ever had in my hands was some point and shoot I stole from my sister back in fifth grade, me and my friends took pictures of each other jumping off of the swings in my grandmas backyard. I don’t know why but we did, a lot. My first actual camera was the 550D my mom got me in high school because I wanted to go to film school.

What inspired you to start shooting in the first place?
I really just like to make cool stuff. As a child my dad did a lot of painting and crafts and my teachers used to call me “creative” and “artistic”. I guess shooting photos and videos just became my outlet.

PhillyandSkating (2 of 22)Philadelphia

Who are some photographers you are into?
There’s a lot of guys that I really look up to, some are friends and some are just people I’ve heard of but, Ryan Souva, Travis Mortz, Chris Mortenson, and Nick Jones are a few.

Have you ever shot with flashes?
Yeah, I take a set of flashes almost every time I have a digital camera, but usually when I shoot film I just have the camera, a lens, and a few rolls.

table (9 of 9)Cory Schneider, Mercyhurst PA

What is your favorite film?
I dont usually shoot with expensive film. I almost always buy  Fuji superia 400 because its cheap and available anywhere. Plus the colors are nice.

What is your preferred f/stop?
Usually shooting BMX/Skate stuff I try and be around 7.1 or higher. Very shallow depth of field has its time but when it’s some dude throwing bars down a stair set, I want as much in focus as I can get.

Edited CD2 (18 of 19)Bryan Kleckner, Warren PA

Do you have a favorite trick to shoot?
I like the simple stuff, it’s nice to shoot banger tricks but you shouldn’t always stress your self when your shooting photos. If everything I shot had to be perfectly timed,well composed and well exposed first try then photography wouldn’t be all that fun to me.

Do you think you’ll stick to natural light or can you see yourself gearing up soon?
I always like to experiment with new things and other ways to shoot, but for right now, I’m really into the simplicity of just going out and shooting.

Edited CD2 (8 of 19)Tommy Crail, Erie PA

What is the most important factor for you when you’re making a photograph?
I like things to be straight. Poles, the horizon, ramps, rails, everything. My biggest pet peeve is when something is noticeably crooked.

Do you carry both color and b&w film with you?
Almost always color. I just haven’t got around to trying that much black and white stuff yet.

Edited CD2 (12 of 19)Cory Schneider, Penn State

Do you shoot any video? 

Yeah, I consider myself more of a video person than photos I just shoot more bmx than anything because it’s what I’m around all the time. I started doing music videos and weddings about 3ish years ago. All my stuff is on my website, www.adamcookmedia.com

PhillyandSkating (5 of 22)Trent Culver, Philadelphia

“A Momentary Lapse of Riding” by Christian Van Hanja

Christian Van Hanja linked up with Viki Gomez and a team of camera operators to create this Matrix-esque flatland link using 75 DSLR’s.

Delicate Steve “Butterflies” Music Video

Simple yet effective, great jam. Delicate Steve.

“No Days Off” Full Video

A project I worked on for three years with some friends. I edited, shot super 8mm, helped film and had a riding section.

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Corey Walsh by Shawn Duffield

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Colony Trip Photo Gallery by Cooper Brownlee

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I spent 12 days driving up and down a good chunk of the east coast of Australia with some of the Colony guys and from the photos it should be pretty clear that we had a blast and rode some good places. Bobbie Altiser made the trip out to Australia for the adventure and snapped a bunch of great disposable camera images along the way. Hope you guys enjoy the gallery…

 

chrisc-flair-backyardChris Courtenay backyard flair on the first day in Brisbane.

 

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clint-no-foot-nose-box-hill_LRWe shot this just for the entertainment value of the hat Millar is wearing that he scored off Ricky Catanzariti mid trip. No foot nose pick over the spine at Box Hill.

 

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bob-over-tooth-whip-LR2 hours in high temperatures took it’s toll on both Bobbie and I but it was worth it to get this clip.

 

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chrisc-handplant-coffsChris Courtenay all the way to the top of the vert wall at Coffs Harbour park.

 

clint-canadian-coffs-LRAs soon as it dried up in Coffs Harbour Millar went to work on the extension as Stretton watched on.

 

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keith-full-pipe-carve-LRKeith Treanor was over at the start of the trip and all he wanted from me was to shoot a carve in Elanora’s full pipe. Job done even with a bit of rain.

keith-full-pipe-LRThe monster that is Elanora.

 

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lukep-table-coffs-LRLuke Parker blasts the corner in Coffs bowl.

 

lukep-tbog-bondi-LRBondi is always a go-to  spot for a trip for obvious reasons, most of which are in this photo of Luke.

lukep-tbog-coffsLuke Parker does good toboggans, good enough to be filmed by people with iPads out.

 

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ricky-rocket-noseAlways coming through with creative shit, Ricky had a broken finger the entire trip but by the way he rode the entire trip you wouldn’t know it. Rocket nose manual in Canberra.

 

tom-fairfield_LRI have no idea what this is called or how Tom gets in and out of it but he does.

 

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zac-ice-fakie-wodThis set up really got slaughtered by Zac… Straight up and down ice fakie in Wodonga.

 

zac-table-wodTable transfer from Miner.

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tom-footjam-whip-candybar-LRLost for words on this…

 

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Brian Peters – Fullpipe Carve

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Brian Peters, fullpipe carve. Photo by Rudy Rodriquez.