“The idea was to shoot an entire BMX “edit” in one day on a 100′ roll (2.5 minutes) of 16mm colour film. Since we only had 1 roll of film we kept the riding simple as each trick needed to be landed on the first or second try.
KODAK VISION2 250D Color Negative Film
Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP)
Dead Horse Beats- Homegrown”
There’s a really good chance that this is the most interesting concept video BMX has seen in a while. Will Evans teamed up with some incredible riders and talented set designers to bring you this video that, if digested properly, will excite the senses and inspire the soul. I can’t even remember what tricks were filmed- I just know they looked fascinating.
“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 best at what they do- Chase Hawk and Joe Simon– teamed up and made this masterpiece. Not much more description is necessary, but… Chase Hawk. Joe Simon. Masterpiece.
As always, this issue of ART BMX is filled with foreign words and great photographs. Check out the photo on page 63- definitely one of the most spectacular flatland photos I’ve ever seen but also one of my favorite riding photos ever (shot by Christian Vanhanja). Also on that note, our good friend Josh McElwee has a photo piece starting on page 142.
The latest project from French agency Write The Future.
“I’ve made this little project this winter with my friends because they are totally unknown in Europe but there riding is so insane. They ride their bike all day long because they love that and not just because BMX and MTB are fashion since a few years. Lot of people in France think riders are so bad in my country so that’s why I want show to the world the truth. In the North of France and Belgium we don’t have a very good weather all year long, very few street riding spots and no mountains for the freeriding. I also made this video to show that the barriers between mountain bike and bmx are finer. Finally the main difference between the 2 sports is the playground.”