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.
“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.”
Click below to check out a bunch of photos from the trip along with an intro & captions from Taj.
Hit up ESPN for additional photos too.
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.
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.
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.