The Pipe

The legendary Mount Baldy Pipe is one of those places that you see in magazines, skateboard and bmx magazines primarily. In 2003 I was in Southern California for the Big Bear NORBA event, and although the specifics of how it all went down fail me, I ended up staying at Kirt Voreis place in Rancho Cucamonga. I’d met up with Aaron Chase and Eric Porter somewhere along the way as well, and they were working on some stuff for an upcoming film with Don Hampton. I’m pretty sure Kirt was out with some sort of injury, otherwise he would have…

2012 Fox Racing Catalog Shoot

Even though I’d like to publish Behind the Scenes posts and details of photoshoots more frequently, a lot of the time it just isn’t possible. Take last years shoot for the 2012 Fox Racing Catalog as an example. It was shot about 11 months ago, but the catalog and the photos have only been published in the last month or so. Just before we’re getting ready to shoot stuff for next years catalog… Bend, OR This shoot, or shoots as they actually were, took place last April in Oregon and California, before and during the Sea Otter Classic. The before…

Steve Smith Shoot for NSMB

I did a really quick little shoot for NSMB with Steve Smith a week or so ago. Really quick because by the time we got started it was almost getting dark. NSMB was doing a review of the new Evil “Revolt” Downhill Bike and needed some images, you can see the finished review here. Here are a couple of shots from the shoot. There are 4 lights in this shot, all SB800’s. I started by creating the “ambient” light with a straw gelled flash really high up and a little back on the left. That was to give the whole…