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Reed Stark’s California Safari

Reed Stark came out to California with three days worth of clothes and a bloodlust for chunks of steel. Navigating and executing by day, moving under veil of tree-cast shadows by night, searching hours just for a safe floor to sleep on. All it took was one wrong step and Reed’s quest was forestalled until next season. With ice on foot and spoils in hand, Reed hitchhiked back to the Midwest to devise his next excursion into the jungle.

Coordinated by BSD. Thumbnail photo by Tristan Afre.

Vince Perraud Interview

French photographer Vince Perraud was in town a few weeks ago working on some personal projects and dedicated a couple hours of his time (on his birthday, no less) to sit down and talk with us. When I say “us”, there were so many people that wanted to be a part of this interview while there are only so many seats and microphones. Oddly enough, I was the only one who hadn’t met Vince before and therefore had the least business being in there. We subbed between myself, Chris Mortenson and Jeremy Pavia while Gutstains held it down and Reed Stark was there to share some stories from a rider’s perspective. Vince was a bit nervous and unsure how everything would go having a less-than-perfect grasp of the English language so we implemented some brain softener and upheld a more relaxed environment (and an untraditional format) to make sure everything would go as smoothly as possible.

1:30 – The challenge of breaking into a new scene
2:29 – Reed’s introduction
3:00 – Starting in BMX
4:35 – Growing up in a small town in France
5:14 – Mortenson pops bottles
5:45 – From bikes to cameras via knee injury
7:11 – Inspired by Manu Sanz
8:41 – Dealing with shotty equipment
11:51 – THE LIGHT
13:14 – Having an Instagram photo on the cover of RideUK
14:13 – First cover (Soul Magazine)
15:30 – His latest cover (RideBMX)
18:39 – Vince’s take on the death of print
20:09 – The challenge of being French
25:45 – Mortenson steps in, talks about nude women
28:04 – Having an assistant then not having an assistant
29:23 – Shooting without flashes
32:05 – Shooting events (Simple Session)
33:18 – Moving on from BMX
35:54 – The many variables in photography
40:14 – More about the Instagram photo that made the cover of RideUK
42:04 – “Do you do any video work?”
42:20 – Guts’ favorite Vince photo
44:08 – The infamous fisheye pool photo on the cover of Soul
48:36 – Waiting to put out photos instead of posting online
53:42 – Pavia steps in
55:08 – “What drives you?”
56:41 – “What is your end goal in photography?”
58:27 – “Have you “made it”?”
1:00:45 – One camera and lens setup for life, what would you choose?
1:02:56 – “How much value do you place on social media?”
1:04:53 – “BMX is so small”
1:06:24 – Three pieces of advice for the emerging amateur photographer
1:08:30 – Where do you see photography going?

Flip Clips Eight: Chasing Glaciers / Hidden Yin-Yang

It wasn’t easy, but I managed to condense the past fifteen months of my life into this 21-minute video. If I’ve held my phone sideways and pointed it at you sometime this year or last, you’re probably in this video. This includes: Addi Sasso, Alex Donnachie, Andrew Richards, Anthony Malvasio, Austin Aughinbaugh, Austin Oats, Ben Guinn, Bob Pergl, Brady Tweedy, Brandon Begin, Caleb Quanbeck, Charlie Crumlish, Connor Keating, Damian Racut, Dave Belcher, David Grant, Devon Lampman, Doroba, Elf, Erik Elstran, Ewip, Jason Govan, Joby Suender, John G420, John Hughes, John Yoh, Johnny Atencio, Juice, Julian Arteaga, Justin Anderson, Kevin Vannauker, Lahsaan Kobza, Manny Kilpack, Marv Morales, Matt Gutierrez, Matt Miller, Matthew Hartley, Mike Swift, Nick Barrett, Reed Stark, Rob Diquattro, Russell Blake, Sean Morr, Steve Tassone, Steven Hamilton, Steven Ocasio, Stevie Churchill, Tammy McCarley, Tanner Easterla, Tanner Nelson, Tenzin Nyangdak, Tom Lavorgna, Tom Villarreal, Tommy Gunn, Veesh, Vicente Candel, Victor Proto-Newton and Zach Sky. Also, there’s a single hidden yin-yang in one shot… Find it and I’ll buy you breakfast.

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