Matty Lambert. When I think of Matty, I for some reason think about iPhone apps and technology based awesomeness. I previously described him as “the tallest, most iPhone app savvy English person I know”. Could have been the time he shared his wealth with Harrison and I during a dinner at the Nike POOL thing last year.
I asked Matty about his 5 favorite iPhone apps. Click below to see what he chose.
Matty Lambert (the tallest, most iPhone app savvy English person I know) will be taking over the Photo of The Day on the sidebar for the next month.
Thanks to Brian Kachinsky for his service!!!!
Cool Instagram pic/screengrab courtesy of our friend Matty Lambert.
Robin Fenlon will be taking over the P.O.T.D. on the sidebar for the next month. Robin always seems to be on the move, so we should be seeing some cool random stuff.
Thanks to Matty Lambert for his time.
Again, each photographer was asked:
What is Your Camera Setup of Choice and Why?
Click below to see what Ricky Adam, Jeff Allen, Scott Marceau, Tristan Afre, Huy Doan, Sandy Carson, Joe Cox, Kevin Conners, Nathan Beddows and Jason Eichhorst had to say.
Lately, it seems as if more and more people are setting up Tumblr pages within BMX. This is a good thing in my book. Anytime you can get a glimpse or behind-the-scenes view into someones life or personality is always a good thing (in most cases, haha…).
For those who are unfamiliar, Tumblr can be used as a blog, journal and/or a place to post photos and videos. For example, I use my Tumblr to auto update whenever I post something to my actual photo blog, which is a pretty useful feature and allows me to get my stuff out there a bit more. Someone might not check my personal site, but they will still see my stuff if I’m one of the people they are following on Tumblr (win/win). The “auto-update” feature gets sketchy at times and stops working, but ultimately it’s pretty cool.
A popular function of Tumblr is “re-blogging”, which is what a lot of sites on there are based around. If you like surfing for example, someone out there is “re-blogging” a million surf related photos for you to eyeball.Too much of this gets old quick, but there are some great ones out there depending on your interests.
Ultimately, Tumblr is cool, but I am still deciding how I feel about it. THIS The Hundreds post has a good viewpoint on it all, which I agree with. I’d always prefer someone have their own site, but I can understand if that is not feasible. Tumblr is easy, free and kinda sits in between an actual site and Twitter. You can email photos straight to it and there are a whole bunch of “themes” you can pick for your page. It’s up to you to make it what it is.
ALSO, please do yourself a favor and use a Tumblr page over a blogger/blogspot setup.
Below you will find a non-categorized list of BMX related Tumblrs from all kinds of notable people, which I have accumulated over a little while. I’m sure there are more that I don’t know about, or more will pop up, so we will probably update this thing in a few months. Feel free to chime in in the comments.
As you may or may not know, the Nike POOL contest went down this weekend in England. The event was held at the soon-to-be demolished Dagenham Swimming Pool which Nike converted into an amazing wooden playground. It looked like quite the feat and I don’t recall hearing the riders say one bad thing about the course.
A lot of the world’s best riders were in the house and the level of riding was unreal. The riding was inspired, dialed, big, smooth and it was a treat watching people find all the lines. I don’t know what it was about this particular contest, but I feel it was THE best contest I’ve ever personally attended. There was a moment towards the end when I recall asking someone “what is going on at this contest?”. I’m sure a lot of people were thinking the same thing, it was just plain good bike riding on another level.
Furthermore, This POOL setup will be open to the public for 30 days after the contest for anyone to enjoy.
Assuming you’ve seen most of the riding and videos on Ride BMX and such, here is my take on the POOL comp as I lurked around for 3 day with my camera. Click below to check out some pics along with some random facts about the contest. Harrison will be handling video duties, so check back in a week or so for that.
Thanks to Nike for bringing Defgrip out and for putting on a successful event.
As of late, I’ve caught random tidbits online and other places about riders/filmers being partial to certain video cameras over others, and thought that this was an interesting topic to explore.
With that said, I have emailed a few (of the many) dudes who are constantly filming bikes with one simple question:
What is your video camera of choice and why?
Click below to check out some answers. Thanks to everyone who made this post possible.