Alex Valentino: 2012

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I had randomly come across Alex Valentino’s New York gallery on The Diggest and was really into it. I always get stoked when I unexpectedly find out that certain people are into shooting, so I did what I do best and asked him to contribute to the ‘grip and he came through.

Click below to check out an assortment of some of his favorite pics from 2012.

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Shadow Conspiracy: 2012 Year End Edit

Featuring:
SIMONE BARRACO
LAHSAAN KOBZA
JOHNNY DEVLIN
BEN HUCKE
SETH KIMBROUGH
DREW BEZANSON
ALISTAIR WHITTON
TREY JONES
ERIC BAHLMAN
ALBERT MERCADO
PAUL RYAN
CALEB QUANBECK
SCOTT DITCHBURN
TOM SMITH

Scrapbook 2012: Nuno Oliveira

2012 was interesting. I moved from Long Beach to Austin, and for whatever reason ended up shooting way less “real” photos than I did in years past. I still carried a camera around a bunch and accumulated some goodies, but ended up with a lot less this year. For real, I’m blaming Instagram (in a good way). No matter the medium, we still have images. This collection of photos is a mix of camera and iPhone pics that I took throughout 2012. Enjoy!

Click below to check out the scrapbook.

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Brian + Kachinsky = Savagery in yo Face

Get punched in the face HERE.

Vans: Original Native Pack

From Vans:
This holiday season, Vans brings tribal design inspirations to a series of apparel and accessory pieces for the Original Native pack. The Original Native motif is presented in a variety of forms; printed graphics adorn two tees in addition to a set of hoodies, woven tribal embellishments detail a skatepack, wallet, beanie and an assortment of socks, and native-patterned stripes spread across a duo of collared button-ups. The 11-piece Original Native pack is now available at Vans retail locations and select apparel accounts.

Click below to check out the pack.

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ODYSSEY BMX: 2012 HOLIDAY SOFTGOODS LOOK BOOK

Odyssey has really been stepping up their game in the apparel department and put together this awesome look book for the new Holiday collection. They gathered the crew up and hit the streets. Featuring Terry Adams, Mike Aitken, Matt Beringer, Tom Dugan, Grant Germain, Kyle Hart, Matt Houck, Eric Lichtenberger, Tom Perry, Broc Raiford, Dirt Ron, Aaron Ross, Jared Swafford, Hoang Tran and Jabari Winters.

Click on through to check out the gallery and hit up the Odyssey site for more info.

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Subrosa: 2012 Holiday Softgoods

Hit up the Subrosa site to get your burglar attire check out their 2012 Holiday goods.

Texas Toast Jam: Assorted Facts & Photos

This years Texas Toast Jam is a wrap. As someone who was involved on the back end of this thing, I can safely claim that it went really well. BMX Heavy hitters came out to our BMX festival and it was truly a good time. Thanks to all that came through and/or supported Toast!

I was running around throughout the jam and couldn’t really shoot photos like last year, but I did manage to pull a few. I did take mental notes about random interesting facts/tidbits regarding Toast as well.

A special special very important shout out to Taj Mihelich, Ryan Corrigan, Burly Matt, Clint Reynolds, Nutter, Will Blount and other volunteers for all their hard work and making the jam a success. Nobody can thank you guys and gals enough.

Hit up the Texas Toast Jam site for all the coverage you can handle.

Click below to check out some pics and to read some interesting tidbits about Texas Toast Jam 2012.

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Texas Toast Jam by John Prolly

John Prolly posted a great photo gallery from Texas Toast Jam, which went down this past weekend.

If I was able to shoot photos and pull off a full gallery this year, I’d like to think that it would look a lot like John’s. Good job dude.

Check out the gallery HERE.