Travis Mortz @ Random

broc raiford, traviz mortz photo

This Photo was taken during the Mongoose jam at Woodward. Broc and I had already shot a few photos earlier in the week so when the contest started I focused on photographing him and a few other riders in the event instead of chasing around everybody the whole time for a shot. After watching Broc do some practice runs I learned his line and was able to anticipate this shot ahead of time. His first run he tossed an effortless truck driver off the top of the ledge, I shot it a bit early, then in his second run he charged at the ledge again and I knew it wouldn’t be another bar variation so I sat back and waited. As soon as he threw the whip my finger reacted and I captured this photo.

This photograph was shot at 1/500th @F8 using my Hasselblad 503CW on Ilford Delta 100, promptly after shooting the contest I went into the digital media lab and started developing this film while Darryl Nau was still outside announcing the winners. Once the film was processed I scanned it with an Epson V700.

– Travis Mortz

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Justin Kosman @ Random

brian martin, justin kosman photo

Shot October 2006: I had a bunch of expired film from my old boss in Chicago so I was shooting as much of it as I could. I believe this was the Shakey’s pool in LA and Brian Martin was always down to ride pools with Dean an Kurt. At that time I was in Huntington and riding with those guys as much as we could, weekends and nights. Brian was a private investigator and later moved to Hawaii.

If I had to guess this was Ilford 400 film on a Canon 1N body triggered with Pocket Wizard cables. Since this was 2006 I had probably eaten a tuna sandwich from the nearest 7-11 within minutes of this photo being taken.

Justin Kosman

Jeremy Pavia @ Random

travis collier, jeremy pavia, flatland, photography

Whenever I get a text or call from a rider coming through the L.A. area looking to shoot I make it a priority to link up and see what comes of it. I don’t always have a plan for photos, and it isn’t necessarily a priority to figure that out beforehand either. I have been fortunate enough to make some solid connections along the way over the years and that allows me the freedom to shoot and figure the details out later. I have also grown to love just letting things happen organically. I’ve worked in print long enough now to appreciate just going out to shoot and enjoying that experience for what it is and not always focusing on the end result. That is what happened in this case with Travis Collier. I met Travis years ago when I first moved to California and I’ve always appreciated him as a pro rider as well as an artist/designer. He’s played an important role in the flatland community and has offered his own style and take on riding for as long as I’ve known of him. We set out to meet up, shoot a few flicks and catch up for a bit as he was only passing through town on a trip. Here he is caught mid steamroller varial on the streets of Hollywood. This photo to me is a simple reminder that it is sometimes better to leave the plan at home and just see where you end up.

Travis Collier
Steamroller Varial
Hollywood, California

ISO 500
Canon 6D
Canon 70-200L
SanDisk Ultra 32GB memory card
Edited on a Macbook Pro
Using Adobe Lightoom & Photoshop CC 2015

– Jeremy Pavia

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Nick Jones @ Random


Nick Seabasty cruises though a pool with a view in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year.

Nikon D700 w/ 50mm 1.8

Nick Jones

Nick Jones @ Random


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Nick Jones

Ashley Charles @ Random

ashley charles, @random, defgrip

This photo was shot during a camping trip my wife and I took to Morro Bay. I took this photo on our second morning there, the camp site was situated right by the coast and we were lucky enough to have some cooler weather after an already hot summer. The fog was rolling in throughout the early hours of the morning. We were up early as I had looked up a really good cement park that was near by that I wanted to ride. As usual it was locked up like fort knox and didn’t allow bikes so my only chance of riding it was to get up early and jump the fence before any of your typical small town folk spoiled my fun. In the end I didn’t get to ride the park because of a lingering patrol officer. On the positive side my early start allowed the opportunity to catch this image of the morning sun piercing through the fog.

Yashica T3
Arista EDU ultra B&W 200

– Ashley Charles

Jeremy Pavia @ Random


Miles Rogoish – Gap-to-wall.

This is one of those photos that plays tricks on your mind when you picture where Miles actually came from to get to the wall and how he pulled back into the wedge. I originally shot this as a composite so that I could have one photo of Miles on the quarter pipe on the left and one on the wall as you see here but it just didn’t have the right feel when I put it together. I ended up liking the shadow more than anything and decided to go with this single image instead. I also typically never light my photos with a single strobe but that’s exactly what I did here and it ended up working out. That just serves as a reminder to never get stuck using the same set-up over and over and to always keep your options open. Shout-out to the Stranger crew and Aaron Brenner for letting me shoot at the warehouse.

1/200 sec
ISO 100

Canon 1D Mark II N
Canon 50mm 1.8
Einstein E640 Strobe
Vagabond Mini Battery Pack
Pocket Wizard Receivers (2)
Sync Cord
Light Stand
Edited on a Macbook Pro in Lightroom 4/Photoshop CS5

Jeremy Pavia

Justin Kosman @ Random

justin kosman photo, brian kachinsky, vans, defgrip

Date: 12/10/13
Time: 3:42:23 PM
Phoenix, AZ
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens : 50mm
ISO: 250
Aperture: 5
Shutter: 1/50

Brian Kachinsky’s bloody shoe print from our first Vans shoot in December.


Justin Kosman @ Random

adam banton, pools, bmx, justin kosman photo