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.

AJ2W7017 copy

AJ2W7008 copy

AJ2W6984 copy

AJ2W6986 copy

An afternoon at the DC/Monster Energy Vert Ramp with PLG

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

One of the highlights of my recent trip to California was meeting up with PLG(Pierre Luc Gagnon) to shoot some photos at the DC/Monster Energy ramp in San Diego.   A picture of him helping me get the lighting set and a picture of the frontside air to wrap up the session.

AJ2W6964 copy

AJ2W6971 copy

Evan Binge

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

I recently shot photos for the “Skateboarding for Hope” tour here in South Africa in which Evan Binge took 3rd place.  On the trip home my friend Mike and I discussed the results and how close it was and I said I preferred some of the other guys styles to Evan’s…  After seeing Evan skate this bowl here in South Africa, my opinion of him has completely changed.  He goes in hard and with all his heart and you can see it in his style.  Sorry Mike, you were right!

AJ2W5596 copy

AJ2W5538 copy

 

Felix Arguelles & Manny Santiago

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

I shot this photo at the very first Maloof Money Cup in South Africa.  It was quite a wild experience and I have to say one of the best photographic jobs I have ever had.  Being a life long skateboarder and not only seeing but also getting to photograph some of the top professionals from around the world, how could it not be.  Felix Arguelles(left) was a top pro from back in my days of skating and here he is with Manny Santiago(right), one of the top pros from today.  Manny has become a high-light for the spectators here in South Africa for what is now known as the Kimberley Diamond Cup, he’s always having a good time, even if he’s competing in the final.

AJ2W1479 copy

 

Marcel Maasen at Skinner

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I shot these photos of Marcel Maasen skating a pole jom thingy at a D.I.Y skate spot in Pretoria, called, “Skinner”.

AJ2W0773 copy

AJ2W0759 copy

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.

 

AJ2W0036 copy

AJ2W0013 copy

AJ2W0063 copy

AJ2W9942 copy

AJ2W9957 copy

AJ2W9958 copy

AJ2W9974 copy

AJ2W9988 copy

AJ2W9925 copy

 

Switch Ollie by Maanda Mulaudzi

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

This is one of the photos that never got used for a recent article that I shot with Maanda.  It was a random night and we decided to go to this spot and shoot the photo that we’d been discussing for so long.  It didn’t take long for Maanda to land this one thankfully…  Probably one of the dingiest roads in Edenvale.

AJ2W2723 copy

TK Modise

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

TK is a young ripper from the south of Johannesburg.  This photo does not serve him justice though, the gap which he is clearing is way bigger than it looks here.  Gap to sketchy bank and a gravel covered roll away and it only took him a couple tries.  His style definitely speaks for itself.

TK-Ollie

 

Kimberley Diamond Cup Opening Ceremony.

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The opnening ceremony for the Kimberley Diamond Cup was quite something to see this year.  I hung around to shoot photos of the fireworks and bands that would be performing for a rather enthusiastic crowd.  I ended up enjoying the evening way more than I had expected to and got some fun photos of the festivities.  Here are some of the shots I got as the fireworks sparked away like a war in the sky above the crowd.

AJ2W5556 copy

AJ2W5557 copy

 

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.

AJ2W3968

AJ2W5290 by Rudi Jeggle