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 –

Photogallery: Chut! Acte II, Journal de Bord

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The MarieJade crew spent 10 days in Toulouse to film for Chut! Acte II. If you haven’t seen the edit, check it out HERE. They had 7 days of rain (out of 10), but they made do for sure.

Alex Valentino came through with this lifestyle gallery from the trip, so click below to check it out. Shout out to Alex and MarieJade crew.

Photos / Captions by Alex Valentino


Marie Jade – Chut! Act 2

I am really feeling this on every level. Super stoked on what Alex Valentino and his whole crew are doing. Check the edit above, a some photos on The Diggest, make sure to check out the Marie Jade website, and check back soon for a making of Photogallery on Defgrip.

Mucho Dinero

Watch Ashley Charles and Alex Valentino get busy on their new United vessels.

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.

Follow Alex on Tumblr and keep up with MarieJade too.


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Featuring Alex Valentino. Shot by Vince Perraud.

Valentino, Kalkoff & Dandois in NYC

Enjoyed this.

Few weeks ago, Alex Valentino, Kevin Kalkoff and Matthias Dandois Flew over the Atlantic to meet up with best spots in NYC supported by Ralphy Ramos, the best spot finder over there.

Here is the result with the Film edited by Thibaut Grevet.

Courtesy of The Diggest

Pommes frites et une baguette

We recently posted a Disposed from this United trip to France, and here’s the edit to go along with it. Nicely put together by the talented James Cox. WATCH!

Alex Valentino, Ashley Charles, Rooftop, Luke Peeters & Jack Marchant spent 6 days in France hitting spots in Paris & Le Mans, producing a damn healthy amount of heavy clips.

Disposed: United in France

James Cox was on the recent United trip in France, and was kind enough to commandeer a disposable camera and snap some pics along the way.

I took these ‘Disposed’ photos in between filming duties on my recent ‘Pommes Frites Et Une Baguette’ trip to France, whilst the United team were riding street in and around the city of Paris. I tried really hard not to take a picture of the Eiffel Tower but I couldn’t help myself….

Mainly Featuring: Ashley Charles, Luke Peeters, Mike Escamilla, Alex Valentino, Thomas Calliard, Manu Sanz.


-James Cox

Click below to check out the pics.


Alex Valentino at Home

United put together this piece on Alex Valentino while on a recent trip to his hometown to acquire footage for “This is United”.

Get to know a little bit more about Alex and his local area.