An incredible short film by photojournalist and film maker Tim Hetherington, who was killed in the the 2011 Libyan civil war.
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.
The new issue of Ride BMX is out and features Shawn Mcintosh on the cover with a gnarly double peg. For a little more insight on this shoot, I hit up the one and only Jeff Z for a little behind the scenes info about this day.
Stew Johnson was in town along with Van Homan and Ben Lewis and filming for the next Fit DVD was in full swing. Since we were in LA, it was Shawn McIntosh’s time to shine and he was knocking out clips at a bunch of spots that he had been staring at for months. It was an intense few days of non-stop bangers. On the day Shawn did this ledge, his plan was to do another wild move about 45 minutes south of LA, and if that went well (which it did), then we’d drive up to LA and he’d wrap the day up with the Wilshire ledge.
I was lucky enough to be around the entire time Stew was in town and the grip of photos I got between Shawn, Benny, and Van was pretty nuts—enough to get the ball rolling for interviews with Ben and Shawn. By the time we got to the Wilshire ledge, I knew I had enough photos of Shawn for a full-length feature and this would’ve been the icing on the cake—a cover shot. So I did everything I could to get the best photo possible for a cover. I planned to shoot the photo with my Hasselblad at first, but after trying to compose it and have enough room for the proper cover crop, I knew it wouldn’t work because I didn’t have enough space behind me to move back and using a fisheye for a ledge that size would’ve been ridiculous. So I went with my digital body with a 24-70, pulled out on the wider side and I shot looser than I normally would to allow enough wiggle room for just the right cover crop.
Images constantly get buried on my hard drives and get lost in the shuffle of photo shoot archives, so I figured this would be a great place to post some of the images I rediscover. Here is the first one… Paul Dybas with a railhop here in Chicago at the end of summer/early fall of last year.