Here is that project I mentioned doing last week with Zack. I am stoked on how it came out and it was cool to sneak it in before he leaves for Barcelona to try and defend that gold medal. Zack is a straight bad ass, check it out HERE.
Other than that keep your eye out for a few new projects that I shot recently for Red Bull. I worked on an actual interview with Zack as well as an interview with Coco Zurita so be sure to check back for direct links to both. Other than that, it’s business as usual. Just trying to hustle as hard as possible before heading out to Woodward East for the summer. It’s going to be a crazy one.
I just went up to Woodward West yesterday with the newly named X Games gold medalist Zack Warden. We worked on a couple of projects for Red Bull and ESPN that should be out soon and made the most of the day.
We ended up closing the day out at an amazing chill spot and headed straight home after calling it a day. More to come from that and I’ll end up linking each project as they get posted.
As I write this I am still at the moment at a loss for words, I can’t even explain to you how much this experience has directly affected my life. I feel like I don’t know what else to say, and I feel like it doesn’t matter. I just know that I need to share this story for my own sanity. So please, read, spread the word and share with anyone you think might be interested. It means a lot to me for everyone to read this and it is truly helping me get by knowing that I have been able to put my experience into words. Click HERE to go directly to the story.
My heart goes out to the victims…
I just flew from LAX to Boston this morning to handle a shoot for Poland Springs water at the Boston Marathon. Should be a good time. It’s nice to take a break from BMX once in a while and just keep things fresh. It is also definitely different working for a big client compared to a BMX company and it’s a welcomed change for sure.
Boston is a city full of character and the type of place that makes you want to get lost in the streets for hours just wandering. Although I am in and out pretty quickly I got the chance to roam around after I flew in this afternoon.
Other than that I have been busy working on a few new projects for Red bull that I will be linking to as soon as they go live. In the meantime, stay tuned for some updates to the Action galleries when I get some extra time.
If you told me as a young skateboarder/skate fan growing up in small town New York that I would be shooting photos of Erik Koston someday I would have called you out on your bullshit immediately. But, skip ahead to 2013 and I was hired on for my third shoot at the Nike Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, CA to do just that.
Koston’s new shoe came out and they had a media/dealer release event where everyone came out to check out the shoes, meet with Erik and the designer and just get the details on the new technology and reasons behind the design.
It was definitely sort of a surreal experience being someone who has always looked up to Koston as a skateboarder and just knowing the respect that he has from the industry and beyond made it a memorable one.
I guess the cover says it all. Other than that, I have a bunch of stuff coming out in print soon that I can’t wait for everyone to see. A lot of projects are finally wrapped up and now it’s just a matter of the issues hitting the news stands.
As always, make sure to give the newest TTL a read. This week features the fifth edition of “What you didn’t know” and breaks down one of my favorite photos that has been in print. Check it out here.
Christian is a good friend of mine and someone I respect in the BMX industry. Not only is he a pro rider pushing the creativity of current street riding, he is also one of the best filmers in the game as well. Not only that, he is also nice as hell and always down to chill. I was stoked to have the chance to shoot this photo of Christian but we quickly learned that it was a trick that had already been done which means it pretty much went straight into my archives folder never to see the light of day until now. Either way it’s impressive and definitely cool to see in motion. Enjoy.
Check out the newest column featuring an interview with a pro BMX rider that grew up in the streets of East Los Angeles. Find out what it was that first got him into riding and how he pursued his passion and still does what he loves to this day. Hit the link HERE.
Other than that I have a commercial shoot coming up this weeked at the L.A. Marathon. I am working with Threshold Interactive again and it’s always a pleasure working with such a great group of people. Everything they do is solid. I also have a bunch of print projects in the works that will be out in the newest issue of Soul Magazine.
The newest feature I shot is up on ESPN. It’s a piece called “The I.E. according to Biz” which is all about the Inland Empire. Biz has lived out there for years now after moving from the East Coast and talks about all of the reasons why he loves where he lives. Check it out here.
That’s it for my current ESPN projects for now. I will be heading down to San Diego soon to work on some interview stuff with Dennis Enarson and Chad Kerley and also be shooting with Garrett Reynolds and the Deadline Crew so keep an eye out for some updates. Also, be sure to check the “Tear Sheets” section of the site and see some new print work.
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday bullshit that life can throw your way but it’s always nice to step outside once in a while and take a look at how beautiful the world is. We are only here for a short while, enjoy it while it lasts!