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Here’s the last ever Ride UK cover. I think they’ve chosen a good one. Go HERE to read more about it.

*patiently waits for follow up behind the scenes video.

Behind The Cover: Shawn Mcintosh Ride #198

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The new issue of Ride BMX is out and features Shawn Mcintosh on the cover with a gnarly double peg. For a little more insight on this shoot, I hit up the one and only Jeff Z for a little behind the scenes info about this day.

Stew Johnson was in town along with Van Homan and Ben Lewis and filming for the next Fit DVD was in full swing. Since we were in LA, it was Shawn McIntosh’s time to shine and he was knocking out clips at a bunch of spots that he had been staring at for months. It was an intense few days of non-stop bangers. On the day Shawn did this ledge, his plan was to do another wild move about 45 minutes south of LA, and if that went well (which it did), then we’d drive up to LA and he’d wrap the day up with the Wilshire ledge.

I was lucky enough to be around the entire time Stew was in town and the grip of photos I got between Shawn, Benny, and Van was pretty nuts—enough to get the ball rolling for interviews with Ben and Shawn. By the time we got to the Wilshire ledge, I knew I had enough photos of Shawn for a full-length feature and this would’ve been the icing on the cake—a cover shot. So I did everything I could to get the best photo possible for a cover. I planned to shoot the photo with my Hasselblad at first, but after trying to compose it and have enough room for the proper cover crop, I knew it wouldn’t work because I didn’t have enough space behind me to move back and using a fisheye for a ledge that size would’ve been ridiculous. So I went with my digital body with a 24-70, pulled out on the wider side and I shot looser than I normally would to allow enough wiggle room for just the right cover crop.

Jeff Zielinski

Albion 15

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Cover art courtesy of Jeffrey Bowman.

Issue 15 Contents
Colts – Eric ‘Ewip’ Whitescarver
Colts – Freddie Househam
Whatever Happened To Lard? – Photography, Madness & The Cosmic Chuckle
Josh Harrington – Standing Tall
Mildly Aggressive – Ben Hittle
Eternal Optimists – Villij, Epsom and Brighouse trails
The Pursuit Of Happiness – Éclat In Hong Kong
Survivor – Troy McMurray

The Albion is available for FREE in all good BMX shops in the UK, and available outside the UK by subscription.

DIG 95 – Creative Control

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Here’s your first look at the sweet cover for the “Creative Control” issue of DIG, featuring artwork by Chris Piascik.

Cover photo – Sergio Layos by Rob Dolecki.

Stayed tuned to DIG for more info.

Albion 14 (AKA Fuck Yeah Taj Mihelich)

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FUCK YEAH! New Albion features interview AND cover art by my old landlord Taj Mihelich. Didn’t know the cover was happening, great surprise.

Here’s what else you can find in the issue:

Editorial: This Too Will Pass
Departure: Jason Phelan and his homage to Mike Escamilla
How To: Steal A Bike
Freecoasters: Progress or fleeting fad?
Colts – Dale Armstrong
Colts – Troy Merkle
Holding The Room – Alex ‘Fathead’ Barton-Holmes
Snakes & Ladders – Shawn Mcintosh
Taj Mihelich – “You can’t win BMX”
The Rise & Fall of BACO
The 100th Monkey

The Albion is available for FREE in all good BMX shops in the UK, and available outside the UK by subscription.

DIG 94 – The Video Issue

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Great cover. Should be another goodie.

Go HERE for more info.

BOSTON Magazine

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Nice one. The new cover of BOSTON Magazine is comprised of shoes worn in the marathon. Turning a tragedy into a positive. I like!

Read all about it HERE.


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Our thoughts go out to everyone in Boston who was involved in recent events. Terrible, terrible, terrible.

This new Sports Illustrated cover is pretty powerful and says it all. In the spirit of never being defeated though, The 78 year old man in the photo got up and finished the race.

Albion 13

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New Albion 13 in the pipeline. Cover art by Richard Sayer.

Contents:Drugs In BMX
Soapbox – The Future of Southbank
Pumped BMX – A Lesson in Entrepreneurialism
Colts: Cory Wiergowski
A Long Story Short – Jimmy LeVan
Roofies: One Lap and No Crap with Sean Burns
On The Shoulders Of Giants – Dave Mirra
Style Is The Difference – Jeff Kocsis
Taming A Beast – Ben Hennon
Life Lessons 002 – Barcelona Sex Shows
Aggro Rag & The Hoods

Ride BMX #190

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More info HERE.

Albion #12

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Albion always comes through with interesting covers. Fact. I tend to look forward to the actual covers as much as the content itself. This time we have a street spot pop up model by Bertie Buck. Click below for a video about the cover.

Issue #12 Contents

Underdog – Stu-art
Colts – Mike Curley
Colts – Dan Bob
Shayn Steels – Shanky
Nothing First – Wintering in Africa
Don’t Mess With Morgan Wade
Derek Adams and Little Devil
Back of the Bus – Luc Legrand
Successful Mess – Phil Demattia
Life Lesson 001 – Gay Dave’s New Citroen Saxo
The Greatest Bicycle Stunt Rider In The World – Mercury Morgan


Ride BMX # 189

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Check out the guts HERE.


Click HERE for more info.

20 Years of Ride BMX

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Crazy to think that Ride’s been around for 20 years. I remember when the first one showed up at my boys house in a Dan’s Comp order. Who’s older than 20? This guy.

Rad cover.

Albion Issue 8

Mass Observation – Theo Simpson
Bouncing Round – Brad Simms
Get Lost – United In Argentina
All City – Andrew Clarke
Dives Bombs and Heavy Petting – Dean Dickinson
Pick Your Battles- Matt Beringer
The Experiment – Salt Lake City

Artwork by East London based sign painter Nicolai Sclater of Ornamental Conifer.

Issue 8 is out in the UK on June 1st.