Another Perspective – Joe Rich

The Diggest came through with their third installment of their Another Perspective series featuring Joe Rich. After kicking the series off with Edwin De La Rosa and following it up with Mike Aitken, their list of subjects does not disappoint and their production quality is top notch. Directed by Thibaut Grevet, cinematography by Alex Valentino, and photography from Vincent Perraud the French creative team is delivering what I feel is some of the best content in BMX right now.

Check out the video above and make sure to see the full feature and lots of great photos on their site –

On This Date Last Year…

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We posted a great Authophoto from Vincent Perraud.

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Featuring Alex Valentino. Shot by Vince Perraud.

Photogallery: Rebel Jam 2011

I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands where the world-renowned Vans Rebel Jam went down. It was held in the city of Eindhoven, which is about an hour and change from Amsterdam. This was my first time to this part of the world and from what I could tell, it is a beautiful country.

Rebel Jam is one of those contests that you always hear good things about, so I was more than happy to accept the invitation to come over and cover it for Defgrip. This was my first ever Rebel Jam, and it did not disappoint. From accommodations to the actual event, it all went down as smooth as my eyes could tell. Barring any jet lag or “zombie mode” scenarios, it was a good time. Also, it’s always good when you can make riding history at an event, and Rebel Jam did that.

Thanks to Andy Zeiss and all the Vans staff for a great experience.

Dominik Wrobel is cooking up an edit for us, so check back soon for that.

Be sure to check out Ride BMX, DIG, Ride UK and Rebel Jam sites for action shots, results and more.

Click below to check out my photos from my time in Eindhoven.


BMX Tumblrs

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.



Part 2: What is Your Camera Setup of Choice and Why?

A little while ago we posted Part 1 of this camera feature, and now, a whole new batch of names were pulled out of a hat for Part 2.

Again, each photographer was asked:

What is Your Camera Setup of Choice and Why?

Click below to see what Justin Kosman, Tommy Blanco, Vincent Perraud, Jon Stars, Ryan Fudger, David Lang, Kyle Emery-Peck, Cody Nutter, George Marshall and Joey Cobbs had to say.



Vincent Perraud came through with an awesome Simpel Session Photogallery. As far as contest photos go, these are awesome.

Click below.


Nigel Nike 6.0 Top 3

With the help of Nigel and the Defgrip crew, we have picked the top three for the wallpaper contest. Rather than having us pick the winner, we wanted to leave it up to you. You can check out the top three after the jump and who ever has the most comments by Monday morning (est) will be the winner! All you have to do is leave the persons name in the comments and please only comment once. Thanks!!!


Nike 6.0 & Nigel Contest Entries

We got a bunch of amazing entires from the Nike 6.0 Nigel Sylvester contest. The winner has yet to be picked, but we wanted to share all of the entries we received. Keep reading to see what everyone put together and we’d love to hear what you think, so let us know in the comments. We will announce the winner on the site next week!

*Edit – We missed an entry from Stephen Baker, so check out the new addition at the bottom of the page.