Tag Archives: Dave Raffa

Jeff With Glasses by Dave Raffa


“Jeff With Glasses has an eye for a good crook. I believe him to be one of the best crook-ers in the game. Naturally, this roller coaster crook in some Rochester alley, was right up his alley. His wife approves of this photo.”

Justin James by Dave Raffa


“This double peg Justin James, aka “Bubs”, did is insane. He landed into the following stair and almost died. Since this photo was taken Bubs moved to Cali and, this spot has been completely demolished. Forever will this be legendary in the Rochester NY scene.”

Brett Tocco by Dave Raffa


“What’s an Austin trip without a 9th street session? What’s a trails session without a turndown? Brett Tocco knows how to wrap em up.”

Tom Molyneux by Dave Raffa


Tom Molyneux (of local NJ roofers union) and I scoured the coasts of Central Jersey (which DOES exist) after Hurricane Sandy for a set up just like this. We found it, Tom jumped it.

Phil Demattia by Dave Raffa


“On top of kickflips and outrageous tech combos, Phil Demattia‘s got hops. This pegs 180 showcases that.”

Doroba by Dave Raffa

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“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.”

Brett Tocco by Dave Raffa

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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 RaffaJersey-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.”

Photo of the Week: Dave Raffa

jwg by dave raffa

My favorite part of this photo is the ambience- it almost seems like a movie set. The frame is filled completely, with no sky showing. It’s filled without being cramped or cluttered. Those newspaper boxes are nicely color coordinated. The lighting is dialed and the timing is perfect. I would love to see this printed large.

“Jeff and I shot this photo a while back in New Brunswick NJ. Jeff with glasses aka, Jeff Ludwig aka, the Cardlord sometimes rides in between working double shifts as the box factory. This particular day we were session-ing a classic New Bruns spot and I threw out the photo idea. It would make a sick photo if someone could hanger this little bike rack. The run up was short, bumpy, and you have to turn at it. What most would consider Anti-hop city. That didn’t seem to bother Jeff. A few minutes later a trail rolls in. With the train in the background and, the NJ transit logo right in the shot, we had to shoot it. So I set up my gear as Jeff analyzed the run up. Jeff landed it first take. I was happy with mostly everything, with the exception of the small shadow on his rear wheel. Jeff was down for another try. I adjusted my flash angle and we’re good to go. Whelp, anti-hop got the best of Jeff that time. He basically toothed the front of the rail and went OTB. He was cool about it. Jeff is the man. Sorry Jeff! 50mm F4.5 1/400th iso 200 Three Flashes.”

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