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


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.

Rebel Jam 2012

Vans Rebel Jam goes Spain

Cologne, Germany, 7 September 2012. After stops in Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands, the Rebeljam has landed in Spain for 2012. Park, street, dirt and flatland riders from all over the world are expected to make the trek to Eurocamp in Tossa de Mar, on the weekend of 5-7 October.

By riders, for riders is the motto of the Vans Rebeljam. Making the riding scene healthier afterwards is a good bonus. This year Axel Jurgens’ ramp facility at Eurocamp will receive an overhaul for the event and the added constructions will stay after the event. With plenty of camping and hotel facilities in walking distance from the ramps and the beach just 300 meters away, the venue is next perfect.

“The event is open for pro riders only, but there is no special invite needed,” says organiser Andy Zeiss. “Moving the event to Spain for 2012 at Axel’s amazing park we’re expecting a good turn-out. It’s just an hour north of Barcelona and has a private beach. We’re ready for some good times.”

For the first time in Rebeljam history four BMX disciplines will be held: Dirt, Park, Street and also Flatland is back on the program after its success in Eindhoven in 2011. Signing up is possible now on the website. You can also find all accommodation info on the site under the USEFUL button. Use the promotional code (“REBEL”) which is valid till 20 September 2012 to get a discount on the booking.

We’re looking forward to welcome you at Eurocamp on the weekend of 5-7 October 2012.


Check out our photogallery from last years Rebel Jam in Eindhoven for the hell of it.

Vans OTW: Fall Apparel

Vans OTW sent through their FALL 2012 Apparel. Click below for a better look at it all.

Available now at Vans retail locations and select OTW accounts worldwide.


Preview: Quintin Fall 2012

Quintin is back with some new goodies. Here’s a preview of Quintin’s Fall goods along with the first commercial. Good things to come.

Its about that time for the Quintin 2012 Fall delivery to start to hit the shelves of your favorite stores worldwide as well as our online shop. We initially released our Summer 2012 collection with a hint of what is to come from the brand including shorts, button up’s, t’s and hats. With the Fall 2012 collection we have come full swing as a brand offering a wide variety of items. It is tough for us to show everything to you so we have decided to pick out our favorites. As the Quintin brand evolves you will begin to see our lives influenced into each garment.

We started this brand for the pure fact that we love creating unique product, we always knew that we wanted to grow from a headwear brand into a full fledged company. With all of your support we are truly living the dream and we thank each and every person that follows our brand and allows us to do what we love. Hope you enjoy the Fall 2012 collection as much as we do. The Fall line is up on our store.

Click below for the preview and commercial.


Photogallery: FBM @ Dew Tour

Steve Crandall and the FBM crew headed to the recent Dew Tour in Maryland, armed with Christian Hewett and his camera. Click below to check out the pics from their trip.

Be sure to check out the edit that goes along with this too.



United sent through some photos showing off their latest round of softgoods, modeled by Jimmy Rushmore.

Click below to check them out, and click HERE for more info.


Texas Toast 2012

This years Texas Toast jam is coming up, go HERE for all the info you need. Warning… it’s gonna be awesome.

Check out our gallery from Toast 2011 in case you missed it.