“This photo of AJ Carvalho was taken about a few weeks ago. Aj is a pretty chilled soft spoken guy who doesn’t speak much, however his riding speaks very loudly. As of late, I’ve been bringing my ladder with me everywhere I go. It fits perfectly in my car. I like to bringing it along for special shots like this. I never know when I’ll run into the perfect opportunity for a golden shot of someone roastin’ tabes, turndowns, etc.. I’ve seen Aj blast this hip before and knew he would be down to maybe create a little magic. Initially, I wasn’t stoked on this photo till I went back the other night and saw it again. For some reason it works weird that way for me at times where I’ll sit on a photo for some time only to go back and find that the photo wasn’t half bad to begin with. I’m sure there’s other photographers out there as well that, maybe like me, find themselves asking “what did I not see in this photo the first time around that I’m now seeing weeks later?” Haha, I don’t know. But, what I do know is it’s kind of neat when that happens for sure! Thanks Nick.
Canon T3 — Vivitar Flash — Pixel Soldier TF371 triggers”
Check out some more of Rudy’s work here and be sure to join the Push It A Stop Flickr group for a chance to be featured!
“We shot this photo at Villanova University, there was probably about 30 people standing around watching so that was stressful, and I had to clone a couple people out of the photo. it was the first day with my new camera so i was still getting used to it. Marty didn’t even really wanna do the hanger, we didn’t film it or anything, i just thought it would make a cool photo. Marty is the man.
Nikon D610 — 1/160th — F/ 7.1 — ISO 100
vivitar 285 camera left at full power. vivitar 285 camera far left at full power zoomed in on rider. sb26 camera right at 1/2 power. cactus triggers.”
You can check some more of Dennis’s work here.
Our very own Chrisopher Mortenson has an interview and photo gallery up on the Orange Juice site where he talks about life leading up to his current staff position at Quintin, some personal projects he has in the works, and a plethora of other photo related things. Click here to check it out.
During my recent stay in Los Angeles, I linked up with Push It A Stop contributor Chris Mortenson and suggested that we make a photo walkthrough. Within minutes, a shoot with Raul Ruiz was organized and we found ourselves in Glendale, CA a couple days later. The resulting photo can be your new desktop wallpaper by choosing your monitor resolution from the list below-
Here is how the photo was made-
“I took this photo one evening at my friend John’s mini ramp that was just recently constructed. As the sun was setting we decided to setup up an older box jump take off lip “upside down” to create a pocket air transfer. I setup two vivitar 285hv’s for lighting to mix with the reddish evening glow that was going on. Went with the low fish to help the ramps frame the rider with their distorted look.”
- Benjamin Smith
Canon 5d mk1
Shutter : 1/250
Aperature : 5.6
Pocket wizard mini tt1 & Plus X slaves
2 vivitar 285hv‘s set to max power
Rider: John Campbell
Location: Helena, MT
Check out some more of Ben’s work right here.
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.”