PHOTOGALLERY: VINCE PERRAUD

Photographer Vince Perraud is no stranger to Defgrip. He has been featured on the site numerous times and has provided a bunch of great photo galleries over the years. Go HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE for a few things.

As of late, Vince’s photography is evolving and his subject matter and images are varied. Murphy Moschetta cited Vince as a favorite photographer in his Q&A above, saying – “Vince Perraud ( bikes or not, he finds the best light!)”. This triggered an idea in my head, so I approached Vince about contributing a gallery of non-BMX images using cool light as a general theme/vibe. And here we are.

Click below for the pics.

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Never Forget…

Q&A: Chris Rye / GO FAST PULL UP

The Jimmy Levan documentary, entitled GO FAST PULL UP, is available now and you should definitely do your best to see it and/or own it. Even more so if you came up being stoked on Jimmy Levan’s riding and persona.

After watching the doc, I wanted to hit Chris Rye (who directed/edited GFPU) with some questions about the project. This is a solid read for sure with PLENTY of info and stories. Click below.

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Q&A: Christian Rigal / BMX-MTB

Photo – Anthony Smith

I’ll start off by saying that I love Christian Rigal’s Still United part. I suggest giving that a watch for sure. Having known Christian as a serious rail slayer has made his recent transition into MTB all the more interesting to me. How did this happen? Either way, I’m stoked that he’s stoked.

Click below for a Q&A with Christian about his transition into MTB. Don’t worry, he’s still stoked on BMX.

Photos courtesy of Trevor Lyden , Anthony Smith and Brandon Means.

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Behind The Photo w/ Justin Kosman

Justin Kosman with the deets behind this rad photo of Dean Dickinson.

Click below to read.

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By The Numbers: NECKFACE

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!?!?!

Up next, artist NECKFACE

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Just Remember…

Q&A: JORDAN GODWIN / DOOMED

I caught up with Jordan Godwin to learn more about DOOMED.

Click below for the Q&A.

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Q&A: VANS WAFFLECUP BMX SOLE

It’s been a long time coming, but riders now have their very own BMX specific sole from Vans. It holds true to the classic waffle pattern, but it’s tweaked to meet the needs of BMX’ers.  Let’s find out more shall we?

Click below for a Q&A with Sean Methven (Global Product Director) and Derek Huenecke (Footwear Designer) about the Wafflecup BMX sole.
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By The Numbers: Nina Buitrago

Photo – Naoki

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!?!?!

Up next, Nina Buitrago.

Click below to check out Nina’s By The Numbers Q&A.

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YouTube: Polyphonic

Even though they have over 466k subscribers, its possible that Polyphonic will still be new to a lot of you. The channel is full of interesting “video essays about music, and other aspects of pop culture”, that are made in a digestible entertaining way. I love it. Hit the channel.

SWAMPFEST POLAROIDS BY TRAVIS MORTZ

Photographer Travis Mortz is not scared to take numerous cameras to events, especially not frankenstein ones that he has made himself (more on that below)!

We’ve always championed different/original takes on things here at Defgrip, so when Travis mentioned to me that he had polaroids from Swampfest from a camera he made himself that produced interesting images that he was willing to contribute to Defgrip for this this batch of updates, I was all about it.

Click below for some “Frankenstax” pics, along with some words from Travis himself.

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ART: Daniel Shepard

Daniel Shepard is siiiiiiiick. PEEP.

WALLPAPER: BOXPALM X DEFGRIP

Our boy Albert Mercado, AKA BOXPALM, was kind enough to whip up a special wallpaper for us. As an added bonus, there are 2 more below.

These are one big file each, so one size fits all/most. Click on the pics to enlarge and save. Make it work.

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SNEAK PEEK: BIRTH OF FREESTYLE VOL. 2 BOOK

The expanded Birth of The BMX Freestyle Movement Vol. 2 book is on the the way. To get you hyped, Dom Phipps has hooked up some new sneak peek images of the book, along with some specifics about the new edition. Click below for that, along with launch party info. Fans of old school BMX should get your pre-order on HERE.

Also, follow their Instagram.

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