Pierre Luc Gagnon, AKA : PLG.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

I met PLG at the first contest in Kimberley in 2011 and had no idea that he was one of the top vert skaters in the world!  Having hung out with him the night before and thinking he was just another dude that worked at the contest and then seeing him skating the following day had me feeling like a bit of an idiot.  Shooting photos with him up on the vert ramp is always a good time and something I always look forward to.  Here are 2 shots I took at the recent Kimberley Diamond Cup contest over in Kimberley.

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Sam Beckett

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

This is Sam Beckett, the guy from England that skates vert with so much style and grace in every trick.  A pretty quiet guy off the ramp but on the ramp, his style was louder than ever and so pleasing to watch.

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Braydon Szafranski

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

It was definitely a privelage to meet and hang out with Braydon at the recent Maloof Money Cup here in South Africa.  Nice to see a pro-skater that get’s involved with everything that’s goin on with the locals.  I think my favorite memory was walking across from our hotel to the campsite late one night to see what was goin on.  There were kids everywhere, just goin crazy!  We walked to the back of the campsite where some locals had formed a huge cirlce around some burning tyres!  The scene was insaen and I’m sorry now that I never took my camera with me.  Kids were standing around the tyres as the smoke bellowed into the skies above and some other brave dudes started jumping over the tyres, through the flames!  Once the locals realised that Braydon was there, they went comepletely nuts!  Once again, so cool to see a famous guy just hangin out and getting the locals stoked!  Braydon even joined the craziness and jumped through the towering flames and thick black smoke which got the locals goin even more!  Here are a couple portraits I shot with Braydon during some “free time” away from the skating and all the craziness.