Photographer Brooks Reynolds spent seven weeks traveling through America on a photo expedition shooting pictures of the people and places that inspire him. The results ended up in a 96 page book title “Mountains” that showed up in my mailbox the other day. The book is beautifully laid out with nice un-coated paper, spot varnish on the font and back cover and the photography is even more impressive. With some familiar and unfamiliar faces Brooks not only photographs, but write about the people he has come in contact with. Along with the photo essays, there are other features in the book, including a wonderful illustration profile on Jackie Musial. You can check out all the info on the Mountains website and make sure to pick up a copy – it’s available for only $8!
Read the rest of the post for some images of the book as well as a short video showcasing Mountains.
The Dub BMX/Carhartt street jam went down in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival in London in the end of September and George Marshall sent over a selection of amazing photos from the jam. With over 300 people riding the streets of London, George documented the Jam with a great mix of riding and lifestyle photos.
Nick Ferreira hit me up with a nice package containing the first to zine’s published by Amigos, a publishing company he started with his girlfriend Kerry. Check out a few images of the first two zines after the jump.
The official Nike Tunnel Jam video – filmed and edited by the Nike 2009 Media Apprentice Richard Forne – has made it online. Check it out after the jump and make sure to check our Tunnel Jam Photogallery if you have seen it, or just check it again if you have!
The 4-Down crew just sent through a video (above) from their 4 day catalog shoot, from which they based their new Substance Vol 2 Catalog.
The edit features riding and behind the scenes action from: Amos Burke, Ben Green, Dan Boiski, Bengo, Benson, Luke Peeters, Leo Forte, Kye Forte, Owain Clegg, Alex Kennedy, Tom Sanders, Tom Blyth, Robin Fenlon, James Cox & Million Dollar Marv.
So, the first batch of the Defgrip Quilted T sold out so fast that a lot of people didn’t get to pick one up. We were super stoked that so many people were into the shirt, so we made a second batch. This time we did a black shirt with a white print. Just like last time, they are printed on an American Apparel Summer T and are available in small, medium, large, X-large and XX-large. We have 58 shirts in total, just about the same as last time and those sold out in under 24 hours, so if you want to pick one up act fast!
I was just in Bratislava, Slovakia with my wife Michaela, visiting her family. Michaela was born there and lived there until she was about 10, but hasn’t been back in something like 15 years… This was my first trip to Slovakia and the first time meeting her family over there. They couldn’t speak much English and I can’t speak a word of Slovakian, but one thing they could figure out with out talking to me, was that I was into photography. After Michaela’s uncle saw the little red logo on my Leica D-Lux 3, he could tell I was into cameras.
Another great trails edit from England. This time it’s featuring Robbo and Matt Roe and it’s in celebration of them being added to the Lotek UK team through Seventies! Growing up racing and riding trails, I can never get enough of trail riding edits and I think I can speak for the whole Defgrip crew, but If we could ride the trails from this video every day, we’d all be in heaven!
The Oakley National Trails Champs is a trail riding contest in England, where a selected group of riders travel around to the best trials in England and have a one day session at each spot. There is a winner for each day and whoever has the most points at the end of the series is the national champ! The crew this year was – Kye Forte, Leo Forte, Toby Forte, Max Wood, Matt Priest, Robbo, Scott Edgworth, Martyn Tambling and Robbo ended up taking home the win. The video for the series was filmed and Edited by James Cox and you can check it out after the jump. (via TCU)
I found Antony Crook’s photography on Form Fifty Five and Surfstation today and couldn’t help sharing his work. The image above of Peter Saville is what drew me in, but the rest of his portfolio is as equally captivating.
If you want to waste a few hours of your life looking at amazing photograph, check out M+B LA. With photography by people ranging from Hunter S. Thompson to Mike Brody, there’s an endless supply of breathtaking images.
The M.T.A “river” tag in Los Angeles is being buffed. This thing is unreal in person…
Anyway, I’m not going to sit here and champion graffiti in this case and I’m sure the state has it’s reasons for worrying about the L.A. “river”, but one would think that they could use the 3.7 million dollars a little more wisely right now. Right??
Watch the video, Let me know what you guys think….
I just came across Able Parris’s site and clicked around it for a good while. The layout is slightly confusing for about 20 seconds, but it allows you to get lost in it while checking out some of his work.
Terra put together a sweet little collection of photos/captions on the Long Island trails scene for ESPN, which you can check out HERE. A bunch of my boys are in there and I’ll always have a soft spot for where I grew up.
Our new t-shirt is available NOW! We only have about 50 in stock so if you want to pick one up, make sure you act fast! The shirts are printed on American Apparel Summer T’s and come in small, med, large, x-lare, and xx-large. We shot a bunch of photos with our friend Chris Martindale. Chris is an amazing rider, who rides for MacNeil BMX, and has been one of my best friends for the past ten years! Check out some more photos of Chris rocking our Quilted T after the jump!
A great new Josh Harrington edit for Premium by Tony Ennis. After suffering from a really bad crash last year while filming for his own video, Josh talks about getting back on his bike, filming for his new video, and spending time with his sister, who has multiple sclerosis. Check it out after the jump. (via TCU)