There’s a new edit up on the Them BMX site featuring most of the Stranger BMX team with “choose your own adventure” style music… Two versions of the same edit with different music. My fav is V1!
Jeremy Hollister is a photographer from New York who is also the founder of the creative studio We Are Plus. I got to meet Jeremy when I was in New York through a few random events and since then, we have been working on a few projects together. One of the projects was a site for his personal work. When I met Jeremy, I had no idea, but he is an amazing photographer and has been shooting a bunch of editorial work as well as some great film pieces for clients like Nike, Mac Cosmetics, and Virgin Mobile. I’m really excited about how Jeremy’s site turned out and it’s definitely one of my favorite sites that I’ve built and it’s hard to go wrong when you have great images to work with!
We are super excited to bring you a new Autophoto from New York based photographer, Ryan Bailey. Ryan is a founding member of the Snake Lounge and even though he grew up in Florida riding BMX, this is the first Autophoto we’ve had on Defgrip without any BMX photos. Ryan shoots with an arrangement of film cameras, and amongst other wild situations, seems to find him self in the woods with naked girls on a regular basis… Ryan also just launched a new portfolio site with a great collection of work and a photo blog that he is using to visually document his life. Check that out here and keep reading to see Ryan’s Autophoto!
I’ve really been enjoying the blogs on Tanqueray’s website lately. Every blog I’ve checked out has been interesting, but I’ve found Sal Masekela and Talib Kweli especially poignant. I certainly can’t endorse “resisting simple” as a way of life but I can highly recommend reading Kweli’s travel tips, Twitter etiquette, and his heartfelt ode to J Dilla.
OSS, the latest project from Adam22 is getting closer and closer to it’s full release. The plan for OSS has changed a bunch over the past year but like Adam says on the Them blog “one thing that stayed consistent is that the team and I have been focused on filming for our first DVD, “Football” since day one”. The video should be amazing and the trailer is nothing but… Edited by Mike Mastroni, featuring Alex Platt, Garrett Reeves, Mike Mastroni, Jake Seeley, Charlie Crumlish, Craig Passero, and Rory Ellis, you know it’s going to be good…
Check out the trailer on thembmx.com
Check out part 1 of a 2 part photogallery series from New York.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympics are over and it’s been an amazing experience. Living in an Olympic city for my first time has been so much fun and it has almost made me feel like I’m a real Canadian. Since moving from Seattle three years ago I have always enjoyed living in Vancouver, but nothing could have prepared me for the craziness that was the past two weeks. As I sit in my office now with the window open, it almost feels like I’m living in a ghost town. The noise and excitement that followed last nights hockey game, where Canada beet out the US Olympic team in overtime, was nothing like I have ever experienced before. Every time Canada would score a goal, you could hear the city cheering – people in the streets, in bars, and in their apartments with the windows open. It’s really hard to describe it with out being here. And once the game was over, people were running, screaming, and honking in the streets for over 10 hours straight. It was a crazy night!
The following photos are a selection from The Boston Globe’s “The Big Picture“, capturing the Olympics from start to finish. I have yet to go through all my photos from the past two weeks, but if it works out, I might throw some photos on the site!