“On top of kickflips and outrageous tech combos, Phil Demattia‘s got hops. This pegs 180 showcases that.”
“Once upon a day LFSing I came across with beautiful specimen. Personally, I couldn’t get past the 90 degree turn in the run up, but that didn’t stop Doroba from getting up there. It was switch side for him too. I’m glad we’re friends.”
Instead of a single photo of the week, we are going to showcase one artist’s work once a day throughout the week. The first up is Dave Raffa- Jersey-raised Rochester resident. If you have seven (or more) pieces of work that you’d like to have featured, submit them to us.
“Last year I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Austin. This was the first of many ditches we got to ride. Brett Tocco managed to flow around this tight ditch like it was a skatepark, and make light work of this icepick.”
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“This photo of Brad Thomas was shot on my first trip to Woodward West as a visiting photographer. This hip was very intriguing to shoot because of it being isolated and outdoors i was able to control my light exactly how i wanted too. I waited till about 15 minutes before the sun set and starting setting up my lighting. I used two Quantum T4d Q flashes raised up about 6 ft at half power both placed right outside of the frame at 45º facing the center of the hip to provide even lighting across the quarters as well as on the subject. This photo was shot on my Nikon D3 with a nikon 85mm lens, My settings were 1/250 F4.5 @ 400 iso.”
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I was immediately drawn to the composition of this photo, with the strong verticals and power lines forming a sort of arch around the rider, almost sprouting from the van in the corner. The pale blue sky complements the pale yellow barrier that frames the action and does a good job of attracting attention.
“This photo was shot during a 10 day trip from Philly to New Orleans, Paul Horan and I took back in July. We found this spot thanks to some vague directions from Steve Crandall that Paul was able to decipher. It ended up being a bit harder to ride than we thought it would be but Paul still managed to pop some nice euros out of it. I used one flash to the right hand side of the photo, up high on a light stand, to try and highlight Paul and separate him a bit from the background. When I went to get in position for the photo I almost laid in dog poop which would have been a total bummer and I probably wouldn’t have shot the photo after that. Thank god it didn’t go down like that.
Tamron 28-70mm f2.8 @ 40mm
F/11 @ 1/250
SB 800 flash triggered with Pocket Wizard Plus X”
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Patterns, shapes, lines, depth, tones, a splash of symmetry and a well-dipped toboggan all earned Aaron Zwaal the photo of the week.
“Back in February, Kadeem Eiland was in my town, Nijmegen in the Netherlands, for a BMX Jam. He got here early with a crew and we hit up the streets to shoot pictures with him for an interview in a german BMX Magazine called BMXRider.de and a poster for Dante Distribution where you can find the rest of the pictures of that day here.
The bank of the tobogan is one of the newer spots in town, they built that bridge last year and I really wanted to shoot something on it, we had already shot 2 things with barspins with him so a tobogan seemed fitting, at the time of shooting Simpel Session was playing on the live screen and Kadeem really didn’t want to miss Garrett’s run and we had to shoot it quite fast so I went the ambient route because setting up flashes would take too long.
I used a Canon 50mm f1.4 on a 5DM2 settings were ISO: 800 f2.8 1/125th
Edited in Photoshop with just some black and white conversion and contrast fiddle.”
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