A staple of the Detroit BMX scene, Blake Yard is rarely seen not holding a handlebar or camera, maaybe a can of beer. I’ve never heard anyone mutter a single negative word about him and I’d be surprised if he wasn’t voted “most friendly” in high school. NERVOUS is a collection of 21 photos shot at local music venues that showcase the revealing moments and emotional body language you’d be quick to miss as a mere concertgoer. Harnessing dramatic stage lighting, Blake uses a variety of lenses to create lyrical imagery, capturing a sight while also exhibiting a sound. Although it might be awhile until we all can experience the magic of live music again, this book serves as a presage of the circle pits and singalongs to come. Limited edition stickers will be included while supplies last. $7 shipped in The States!
Category Archives: Photo
We’ve teamed up with The Godfather of BMX photography, Jeff Zielinski, to offer these 13×19″ prints of Sean Burns with all proceeds going to Sean’s recovery fund. They are all signed by Z himself. $30 shipped in The States, a few extra bucks for international shipping. Email us to get one (pushitastop at gmail).
Prints from “Departures” are now available in limited quantities. This week’s photo is by “Galactic” Sebastian Fowler of Augie Simoncini. Prints are on glossy 8.5×11″ paper. $10 with free shipping in the states.
We’ve been working on this project for the last month and we’re please to announce the release of our first zine titled and themed “Departures”. It’s 36 pages with contributions from across the world in the name of BMX and all it entails. This first issue is humble beginning, being printed from my desktop printer and assembled by hand. Each issue has it’s own nuances (ink stains/color shifts) that make it unique from the others. Grab one here. If you’d like to contribute to the next issue, feel free to email us – pushitastop at gmail.com
My good friend Paulina sent me this article from CNET where they compare the vocabularies of some of today’s hip-hop artists to that of Mr. Shakespeare. They used a photo of Aesop Rock that I shot in 2007 on a Holga.
In this video photographer David Robinson hooks an Elinchrom flash to a drone to get some spectacular lighting on his MTB shoot. I don’t think this will necessarily catch on as a trend but hey, it’s cool and different. Thanks to Zach Honahan for sending this in.