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.”
The results are in! Greg Moliterno takes the cake with this high-intensity shot of Shane Cecil. Runners-up:
Kyle Lee by Shawn Duffield
Mike Curley by Josh Moore
Benjamin Martinot by Kevin Proust
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Framed 24×36″ prints from Scott Marceau‘s Pegs N’ Bacon show are available for purchase in the TCU webstore. This photo of Regis is also available on a limited edition t-shirt. You can view the entire gallery online here.
“Not a ton to say about this one. The Cult guys were having a sunset session on the dirt jumps at Woodward East earlier in the summer, and I happened to walk by with a camera. Jeff Brockmeyer was already set up shooting fisheye with strobes, so I opted to shoot long-lens into the sunset. Dakota did a big 360, and this was the result.”
- 5D MK II w/70-200 f/4. 1/1600 at f/5.6, ISO 250
Check out some more of Josh’s work here.