A while back I sent a photo of Shawn Mac to Fit Bike Co. to use for whatever they wanted. I didn’t really hear much about it and wasn’t sure where it ended up going until recently. It actually ended up being the opening spread in the new 2015 Fit catalog and I am stoked on how it came out.
Print is forever, and even after a decade, I still get the same feeling of excitement as I did the first time my work was published. Big thanks to Shawn for being an amazing rider and thanks to Fit Bike Co. for giving me a place to show my photography.
Come help us celebrate the one-year anniversary of GOLDEN AGE STUDIO. What started as an idea to push our careers in a new direction has quickly evolved into a shared workspace that we can both use to push forward with our chosen paths. Stop by, drink some beers on us, and take in the positive vibes. We will be featuring a brand new photo show with a lot of new, unseen work. We will have original prints for sale and there will also be a raffle/giveaway for a free hair service as well as a limited edition framed print. A big thank you goes out to every single person that has stopped by the studio, every client that has helped make 2014 an incredible year, everyone who has believed in us since the beginning stages, anyone who has helped spread the word about us and everyone who has played a role in making the studio a reality.
A big thank you goes out to Demetra Mazria for putting together the flyer. Be sure to check out handsomeLA.com to see more of her work. If you are in the LA area, you won’t want to miss this one.
Dan Foley happens to be one of the most stylish riders of this current generation of Pros and truly has a style all his own. I met up with him and shot this while I was working out in Pennsylvania this summer and he was at Woodward on a trip. It was a beautiful East Coast afternoon and the lighting was just right.
Check out the feature here and be sure to always keep an eye out for new work to pop up on the ESPN site.
I recently had the opportunity to have my first feature published with DIG Magazine and I couldn’t be happier about it. I have been reading DIG since I’ve know what it was years ago when I first knew what was what in BMX. They have been putting out quality content for so long now that even just being a small part of it just feels good.
Check out the full feature interview here and find out all of the details on Mike Saavedra’s recent leg injury. I’ve always kept my interviews real and true to life so hopefully that comes across in this one. I just want to say thank you to the crew at DIG and be sure to keep posted for new work in the future.
I’m currently on the road in Portland, OR. I had the opportunity to hop in my friends car and cruise up the coast from LA to Washington and camp along the way up and down. It’s been unreal so far and even though the rain has been crazy as hell, it has been nothing but good times. I have a lot of new content that I have been stacking over the past few months and plan to put out a few new galleries as soon as I can. Keep posted as always, and for more photos always check my instagram @jeremypavia.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve had the chance to sit down and actually update my blog. I have been busy and pretty much going non-stop since March. It has been an adventure to say the least, and I’m just along for the ride. I recently sat down and said goodbye to my old Instagram and started fresh with a brand-new look with photos and stories from my travels and daily encounters. Go ahead and give it a follow if you’re into that kind of thing, or maybe suggest it to some friends that might be as well. Also, while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow my studio’s page as well @goldenagestudio for plenty more photos and updates.
Other than that be sure to keep an eye out for updates coming to the site soon. There are a few new galleries in the works and I will be sure to let everyone know when they are done. Also, HERE is a link to my newest ESPN piece featuring a bike check with Cult’s Russ Barone.
2015 is the year that I want to make a push for my photography, and my studio and I can’t wait to make it happen. Keep posted to find out more as it happens.
I had the opportunity to work with one of the best BMX riders to ever do it recently while based out on the East Coast. Corey Martinez was kind enough to break down his “Travel Essentials” and explain why he brings what he brings on each riding/filming trip that he goes on. Check it out here and make sure to keep posted to the ESPN site to see more of my work in the future.
Where to start? I am currently sitting at JFK after being on the road for over three months now waiting for my final flight back to Los Angeles. I’ve been going pretty much non-stop since March. Between commercial work, photographing hotels for a travel company, ESPN, Red Bull, Woodward, X Games, GOLDEN AGE STUDIO and more I can honestly say I’ve had more work than I know what to do with. When it comes to being an independent photographer, there is nothing more satisfying than working on your craft and being paid to travel, explore, and provide content to satisfied clients on a repeat basis.
My experience on the East coast this summer can’t really be summed up in a few paragraphs, and a few photographs. It is something that I can’t really explain but I can say that it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. To say that you learn the most about life on the road is an understatement. To live outside of your comfort zone, away from home, and away from what you know is the best way to find yourself.
I can’t thank everyone that made my experience unique and memorable enough and know one thing is for sure. Although I live and work on the West Coast and have spent a lot of years there now and fully embrace and love everything about it I am deeply rooted on the East Coast and am reminded of that every time I find myself in New York and Pennsylvania.
I spent nearly three months working for Woodward in the middle of Pennsylvania as the head photography instructor for the Digital Media program for the second year in a row and it was an unreal experience for many reasons. My passion for photography goes beyond the norm and falls into a weird obsessive category but that is just how it is and how it has been and I’m ok with that. Between all of the ups, downs, and struggle to make it through the entire summer while trying to run a business in California I found happiness in the people that I surrounded myself with. I also found happiness in my surroundings, the beautiful weather, landscapes, and scenery in general.
I had the opportunity to reset, refocus, redirect my energy and just really take some time to realize what it is that I want out of my career. I am driven to document life, and I am driven to create images that evoke emotion, spark conversations, and create unique visual pieces of art. I feel the most alive when I’m behind the lens of any one of my cameras. I want to push the limits of my photography and I want to push it into a new direction starting now.
As soon as I get back to California I have a few days to adjust, do laundry, re-pack, prepare to shoot a wedding in Malibu and then fly to Maui for a work trip to photograph hotels until the 19th of September the morning after. Needless to say, the feeling of being home won’t last long but as I said, traveling is what I know, and it’s something that I feed off. Other than that there is a lot in the works behind the scenes right now so keep posted.
New work will be continuing to flow out of GOLDEN AGE STUDIO so keep posted on that. We will also be hosting our one-year anniversary party/photo opening towards the end of October. If you didn’t see our grand opening video from check it out here. Also follow the studio on Instagram @goldenagestudio. Other than that, there will be prints for sale, products for sale, more to check out in person and more reasons to stop by if you happen to live in the L.A. area.
I recently had the opportunity to shoot a new bike check for ESPN with Trey Jones. It’s been a busy summer so far on the East Coast and it was nice to take a break from the madness at Woodward and shoot something a little different. Check it out right HERE.
I’ve been on the road more than I’ve been home as of late and it’s been amazing but incredibly challenging at the same time. Stay tuned for updates, and look for upcoming posts to drop soon with a full update.
Until next time.