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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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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Jono Schwan

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

I got to see Jono Schwan skate vert at the recent Kimberley Diamond Cup contest in Kimberley, South Africa.  He’s 16 years old.  He’s quiet.  He’s really nice and probably one of the most humble guys I’ve met.  Watching him float through the air with style was definitely a privelage.  Congratulations Jono, I’m confident you’ll return someday and take first place.

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Danny Mayer and Sam Beckett

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The last night of a big skateboard contest usually means there’s gonna be a bit of a party.  Lots of drinking, laughing, noise and other kinds of craziness.  Always a good time to have your camera out and ready.  Here are some photos I snapped of Danny Mayer and Sam Beckett, 2 amazing vert ramp skaters enjoying their time in the bar at the Kimberley Diamond Cup

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Maloof Money Cup Mega Ramp

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I recently shot photos for the Maloof Money Cup which was held in Kimberley, South Africa.  It’s a huge event with skateboarders from all over the wolrd.  These are a few of the shots I took while up on the Mini Mega Ramp which, trust me, is not mini at all!  Witnessing the guys flying through the air blows my mind, no matter how many times I see it!

Maloof Money Cup Activation at Stoneridge Skatepark

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

I actually hadn’t planned on goin to this event on Saturday as I was scheduled to shoot photos with Maanda Mulaudzi for some article.  We had made plans to meet at Stoneridge Skatepark where this was goin on when I arrived.  It was difficult to get some shots amongst the chaos but I did manage to capture Adam Woolf doing a monster kickflip and Tian Van Rensburg doing a huge blunt to fakie on the over-vert wall.

Elliot Sloan

Friday, October 7th, 2011

These are some photos that I shot of Elliot Sloan at the Maloof Money Cup that was just held recently in Kimblery, South Africa.  I think Elliot is the only pro very skater ever to come out of New York, or at least one of the only, I can’t quite remember!  Either way, his skating and style on the vert ramp had me stoked!  Check him out!