Cycling, Cameras and Cats w/ Sandy Carson

Sandy Carson is no stranger to Defgrip, so here’s a cool piece on him courtesy of Fairdale Bikes.

Storrist Pack by Sandy Carson

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Sandy Carson has been working with San Francisco’s Betabrand on creating the ultimate camera backpack/commuter/adventure all in one bag. Well, it’s finally available in crowdfunding.

Go HERE for images and info on the bag.

Speaking of Sandy, May the 4th be with you.

Sandy Carson: SXSW Streets

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If anyone can capture the wildness in the streets that surrounds SXSW, it’s Sandy Carson.

He just posted a gallery of pics from 2014. Go HERE to check them out.

Sandy Carson X Betabrand

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Sandy Carson is crowdfunding a new commuter backpack ( with Betabrand) for cyclists, photographers, and beer entusiasts.

“I consider this the ultimate bag for a cycling photographer, city commuter, or all-terrain weekend warrior. It serves the photographer, the commuter and those who want to be adventurous and get lost or party in the woods far away from the civilized world. Most professional photographers own two or three camera bags, but most of us want a bag that can easily hold a basic film or digital SLR, laptop, some personal belongings, and a few accessories. Finding a bag that is comfortable to ride with is the main issue and this bag is meant to solve that problem.”

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You can VOTE for the bag HERE.

New Sandy Carson Site

Sandy Carson just launched a new portfolio site. Eyeball that HERE. I mean it, all kinds of gems.

I can’t stop laughing at the photo above. I’m currently that guy in a coffee shop laughing by himself in the corner.

Sandy Carson @ Random

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Q&A : Sandy Carson / Paradise Has Relocated

Sandy Carson has put together a book documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, TX. The project was roughly 2 years in the making, and the resulting photographs are as eye-opening/shocking/wild as you can imagine. You can preview and buy the book HERE.

In addition, there will also be an art show at Okay Mountain on October 23rd, in Austin, TX. Hit that up if you can.

This project sounded interesting to me, so I threw Sandy some questions about it. Click below to check that out.

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Sandy Carson @ Random

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Sandy Carson @ Random

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SANDY CARSON @ RANDOM

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SANDY CARSON @ RANDOM

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Q&A: Chris Hallman / Tread Magazine

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It’s very possible that many of you reading this have never heard of Tread Magazine, let alone seen one. But during the mid 90’s, this magazine had a very cult-like following and was very sought after (at least to me and people I knew on the East Coast). It was kind of underground, kind of not, tied to the influential Props era and all around just awesome and interesting. I think it would be fair to liken Tread to the Albion for comparison. Tread only lasted 4 issues, but those issues were enough for it to have a lasting effect on riders from that era.

Inspired by a recent Instagram post, I decided to track down Chris Hallman and ask him some questions about the mag. Click below to read it all.

Shoutout to Chris Hallman and a big thanks to Chris Rye for supplying the images.

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We Were There

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Sandy Carson just uploaded a new project called “We Were There”, which documents the front row of various concerts that he’s shot over the last decade on assignments in Austin.

Go HERE.

Q&A: Chris Rye / Props Road Fools

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Props' legacy within BMX is undeniable. Throughout its run, it gave us a glimpse into all aspects of riding, showcased plenty of riders, put you on to new music, revealed personalities and captured many classic moments. Anytime a Props would drop, we would gather at a friends house and watch the shit out of it. I'm sure it was the same for most of you (unless you had no friends). The Road Fools series of course, took it all to the next level.

Props is about to release a Road Fools Collectors Edition Box Set, which basically means that all the classic-ness can be found in one place. The following Q&A with Props founder Chris Rye  sheds some insight on the Road Fools history as well as the new box set, which you can now.

Click below to check it all out.

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By The Numbers: Bob Scerbo

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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!?!?!

Next up, Jersey’s own Bob Scerbo.

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