Wheel Chair Crowd Surfer

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This image is probably one of my favorite images that I took at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Canada recently.  A guy in a wheel chair, crowd surfing.  That has to be a rare sight for sure.  Seeing the look on the guys face as the crowd passed him around and got him closer to the stage made my day.  It’s always aweosme to see people come together to help someone less fortunate than themselves and here, of all places, where I would have expected it the least.

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An afternoon with Elliot Sloan.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

I first met Elliot Sloan a couple years ago at the Maloof Money Cup which is now the Kimberley Diamond Cup here in South Africa.  On my recent trip to San Diego, California, I got to go to his house and shoot some photos of him on his ramp in his backyard, also known as the “Rockstar Energy” ramp…  Here are a couple of my favorite photos from the afternoon.

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Lee La Douceur

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I first met Lee back in 2000 when we worked together at a Surf/Skate/Snowboard store in Ocean Beach California.  Our friendship kicked off immediately as we were into all kinds of similar things.  Music, skating and Mexican food.  Lee is an amzing dude, an amazing musician and surfer but most of all, one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet.  I’ve missed this guy.  I shot this picture of him surfing the other day and it’s pretty much the first ever surf photo I’ve ever shot.  I’d be fine if it was my last, not that I hate shooting surfing, I’m just satisfied with the image.

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Skatepark in the Ghetto

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

These are some shots that I took over the weekend at the skatepark in Alexander Township in Johannesburg.  I always knew it existed but never knew where it was and I have to say, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.  It’s a huge park with loads to skate and ride on and the kids there are cool which, for me, is key.  I really don’t care to hang out with a bunch of people that think they’re cooler than everyone else because they skate or ride better.  Who cares, we’re all there to have fun anyways.  It was fun watching these guys rip on their bikes and even more fun shooting some photos.  Thanks to the people that built the skatepark and gave those kids a place to go to and do something positive, it beats most of the parks I’ve seen in upper to middle class neighborhoods.

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Mountain Dew, “Do the Dew” tour’s last stop.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Here are some photos I shot for the Moutain Dew event at the University of Johannesburg on Friday the 15th of March.  Always a good time shooting photos for them.  Everyone skated and rode hard and no one got hurt…  It was a good day.

 

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