Photographer Vince Perraud is no stranger to Defgrip. He has been featured on the site numerous times and has provided a bunch of great photo galleries over the years. Go HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE for a few things.

As of late, Vince’s photography is evolving and his subject matter and images are varied. Murphy Moschetta cited Vince as a favorite photographer in his Q&A above, saying – “Vince Perraud ( bikes or not, he finds the best light!)”. This triggered an idea in my head, so I approached Vince about contributing a gallery of non-BMX images using cool light as a general theme/vibe. And here we are.

Click below for the pics.


Q&A – Vincent Perraud / Portfolio 2013

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I always enjoy Vince Perraud’s photos, which is why I’m psyched to have received his newsprint 2013 portfolio that he put together (those are my feet up there). He’s covered Simple Session for us, provided an Autophoto plus more… He’s a regular around here.

Seeing as I was stoked to receive this piece of newsprinted awesomeness, I decided to ask him some questions about it. Click below for that interview.


By The Numbers: Vincent Perraud

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next is Vincent Perraud, one of my favorite photographers.

Click below to check it out.


Photogallery: BSD in AZ by Vince Perraud

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Vince Perraud recently tripped through Arizona with the BSD dudes and took some casual snaps along the way.

Click below to check out a gallery from this trip.


Photogallery: Simple Session By Vincent Perraud

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For this years Simple Session, we were able to get our friend Vincent Perraud out there to cover the whole thing for us. We’re fans of Vince around here and I knew he would come back with great photos, which he did (and delivered in a super timely manner). I fucking love this gallery; it captures the atmosphere, the people, the scene and the riding perfectly. Dude even got into the rafters.

Cheers to Vincent, Risto and the Simple Session crew.

Click below for the gallery.


Autophoto: Vincent Perraud

I am not sure why an Autophoto with Vincent Perraud didn’t happen sooner, but here we are finally.

Hailing from France, Vince is no stranger to producing cool images. Everything from film to digital, Vince has a good eye for it. Just scroll through his Tumblr for proof. I’m a fan of Vince’s stuff for sure!

Follow Vince on Instagram: vinceperraud

Click below to check out his Autophoto.


Vincent Perraud: Wallpaper Winner!!

Huge thanks to everyone who voted for the winner of this contest! It looked like there was a few people who voted more than once, but overall we were blow away by how many people put their pick in! At almost 300 comments, this was the most commented post ever in Defgrip history!! There was a lot of votes for each dude, but Vincent Perraud came threw with the win!! We have Vincent’s wallpaper ready for download in few different sizes as well as iPhone size, so click the jump and get a new wallpaper… We will also have all the other entries available for download later this week… Again, huge thanks to everyone who submitted a wallpaper and to everyone who voted. We have a few more contest lined up right away, so get ready!!


Vincent Perraud @ Random



When it comes to trails, its pretty much a given that the lines and jumps you and your crew build will have to be named in one way or another. Needless to say, this makes for some rather interesting and unique names. Think “Dip Buzz”, “Sloth Hawk” and “Whammo” to name only a few.

With that said… I thought it would be interesting to dig deeper (no pun intended) and find out how some of these names came about.

We spoke to John Skvarla from Keyko Trails, Chris Janis from Catty Woods, Clint Reynolds from Eastside, Cody Diggs from Scituate, Jeremy Muller from La Source, Jay Lonergan from POSH, Anthony Napolitan from Wetlands and Mark Potoczny from Hazelwood to get the backstory on how some lines/jumps at their respective trails got their names. Click below.

*Please note – this is only a small portion of interesting names and respected trails out there.


Q&A: Murphy Moschetta

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Murphy Moschetta is a photographer out of Pittsburgh, PA. It was his B&W film portraits that initially caught my attention. Click below for a Q&A to learn more about the dude.


Photogallery: Simple Session ’15

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Another Simple Session is in the books. Hopefully you caught the live feed over the weekend (or even just glanced at Instagram) for all the happenings. As in previous years, our friend Vince Perraud was lurking around the event and captured some great moments once again. Vince does a great job of capturing a little bit of everything around this event. Click below to check that out.

Shoutout to Risto, everyone at Simple and Vince Perraud.


By The Numbers: Risto Kalmre

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next, is one of the unsung heros of our scene. Simple Session organizer Risto Kalmre. If you’ve ever attended or enjoyed the live stream of a Simple Session, you can thank Risto in large part.

Click below to check out Risto’s By The Numbers Q&A, and stay tuned to Simple Session as the event gets closer. Photo courtesy of Vince Perraud.


Q&A: Will Smyth Discusses DIG’s New Direction

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DIG BMX as you have come to know it is changing. How? Well, after 21 years the actual print magazine has ceased to exist and all energy is being redirected online. This new direction may or may not come as a surprise these days, but it is surely a welcome change.

I have always been a huge fan of DIG and I’ve got my fingers crossed that they can continue doing what they do in digital form. With that said, there is a new site and new staff in place to tackle such changes. As always, I threw Will Smyth (DIG’s editor) some questions about it all. Continue reading and stay tuned to DIG BMX.


The Simple Session Experience

In case you missed any of this years Simple Session action, here’s a quick little video to get you up to speed courtesy of Risto and the Simple crew.

Also, be sure to check out our Vince Perraud photo gallery from this years event as well.

Photogallery: Simple Session 2014


Another year, another Simple Session.

Our boy Vincent Perraud was on hand in Estonia to capture the good times. Click below to check out the pics.

Shout out to Risto, Simple Session and Vince.