Jeremy Pavia @ Random

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Miles Rogoish – Gap-to-wall.

This is one of those photos that plays tricks on your mind when you picture where Miles actually came from to get to the wall and how he pulled back into the wedge. I originally shot this as a composite so that I could have one photo of Miles on the quarter pipe on the left and one on the wall as you see here but it just didn’t have the right feel when I put it together. I ended up liking the shadow more than anything and decided to go with this single image instead. I also typically never light my photos with a single strobe but that’s exactly what I did here and it ended up working out. That just serves as a reminder to never get stuck using the same set-up over and over and to always keep your options open. Shout-out to the Stranger crew and Aaron Brenner for letting me shoot at the warehouse.

1/200 sec
f/5.0
ISO 100

Canon 1D Mark II N
Canon 50mm 1.8
Einstein E640 Strobe
Vagabond Mini Battery Pack
Pocket Wizard Receivers (2)
Sync Cord
Light Stand
Edited on a Macbook Pro in Lightroom 4/Photoshop CS5

- Jeremy Pavia

Photogallery: Orange Juice In Malaga

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Roy Van Kempen and assorted Orange Juice affiliates traveled to Spain for some good times on the BMX. Click below to check out some pics and check back soon for the video.

After the big success of the Orange Juice x Vans Barcelona trip in 2013 we decided, together with Vans, to organize another trip in 2014.

For this trip, we decided to go to Malaga for 9 days with a group of riders from Belgium and Holland. The Belgium riders joining the trip were Kenzo de Witte, riding for Vans and Thijs Vervaeck who owns a BMX shop in Gent, Belgium called ‘The Bridge’. The Dutch riders consisted of Vans rider Mark Vos, Orange Juice supporter Jorn Tuijnman and Orange Juice co-owner Roy Van Kempen. Our film crew was made up of co-owner from Orange Juice Tom Lammerse and Daan van Citters. Last but not least, Syo van Vliet was there as a photographer.

Having 8 of your best friends on a trip is definitely the best. The overall vibes on the trip were amazing; we made dinner for eachother, had plenty of laughs, drank beers, gambled and shot some crazy clips. Words can’t explain how good this trip was but the pictures and video will definitely give you a taste of what the 2014 Malaga trip was like.

- Roy Van Kempen

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Justin Kosman @ Random

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Justin Kosman @ Random

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Date: 12/10/13
Time: 3:42:23 PM
Phoenix, AZ
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens : 50mm
ISO: 250
Aperture: 5
Shutter: 1/50

Brian Kachinsky’s bloody shoe print from our first Vans shoot in December.

- Kosman

Photogallery: Simple Session 2014

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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.

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Pre-Coastin

With the Fly Bikes DIY aesthetic for transitions and spots, Ruben Alcantara and Sergio Layos set about creating the structures for the Coastin Adventure. Located at the new Fly Bikes studio, in the beautiful homeland city of Vigo, Northern Spain. The Makita was primed and the five feet transitions were cut and rode.The following short documents this afternoon.

Filmed on the Sony NEX-FS700Lenses: SEL18200 / Nikkor f/1.8 50mm1920 x 1080 HD / 16:9 / 240fps

Music: Dauwd – AndFrom the album: Heat Division Label: Ghostly International

- Jon Edwards

Crandall’s Accounts: Ray’s Pool

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Our friend Steve Crandall tells the story of a pool riding session from his recent trip through California. Click below to check it out.

All photos by the Cran-man.

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Photogallery / Video – Frenchy’s Meeting V4

Our boys out of France are back with another Frenchy’s Meeting. Frenchy’s is a distro out of France (duh) and they make it a habit to get their team out there and record the action. Sit back and watch Nico Badet, Joris Coulomb, Matthias Dandois, Maxime Charveron, Alex Valentino, Adrien Lecomte, Anthony Perrin, John Garcia and Ben Gea do their thing.

In addition, Lilian Conry was nice enough to contribute some photos from the trip:

It’s been 4 years since we have a crew meeting every summer. The idea was to spend great time together because we are really good buddies in life. Every trip, every year, the atmosphere is awesome, It’s a hell of a week, it became a meeting that we all expect.

This is also an opportunity to shoot pics for our new catalog and edit a video. This year we decided to make the trip in the north east of France. Where I was born and raised! Matthias Dandois, Max Charveron, Alex Valentino, Nicolas Badet, Anthony Perrin, Adrien Lecomte, Ben Gea, John Garcia and Joris Coulomb have well exploited the area. A mix of street, park, trail, cow, meadow and haystack!

I shot these pictures with my old dad’s film camera… A Nikkormat.

-Lilian Conry

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BY THE NUMBERS: RICHARD FORNE

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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 mysterious/kick ass videographer and rider, Richard Forne.

Click below to check it out. Thanks to Fez for the pic.

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