That little equation pretty much sums up Kosman to me, and I’m sure you will feel the same after reading this interview. He is a behind-the-scenes move maker whose work is very much out front. Unless you avoid all forms of BMX media, there’s a 1000% chance that you’ve seen his work everywhere.
Click below to read the interview, as well as an intro by Gary Young.
Dirt Ron has a great little video about his art on BMX Wonderland, shot by Justin Kosman. Along with being a bad ass shredder on a bike, Ron can get down with a pen and paper as well. In the video you will lean that Ron was actually born in Hawaii, how he got into art, and the names of some of the characters he draws, like Dudu Brown and Dudu Wham Shit!
For some reason, when the temperature drops from 102 to 97, it seems like someone grabbed you by the collar and dragged you up from hell into heaven. Dave Dillewaard and I were in Phoenix, AZ last weekend filming for a GT project at Chandler Skatepark, and the session ended up being 5+ hours long.
I had just picked up one of the Canon 5D MK2 DSLR+HD cameras and hadn’t used it much on the trip, so I put on my tilt shift 45mm lens and tried to get a really tweaked angle on one of the mellow quarters. Filming with the 5dmk2 isn’t very easy unless you have a second LCD that you can tilt up as a monitor (I don’t), otherwise you have to lay on the ground to compose the low angle. It was over a hundred degrees all week, so I wasn’t about to lay on the ground, but the concrete at Chandler cooled off surprisingly fast once the sun dipped down.
Here is a short clip of a footjam whip with some Magic Bullet saturation added for impact. Enjoy.