SWAMPFEST POLAROIDS BY TRAVIS MORTZ

Photographer Travis Mortz is not scared to take numerous cameras to events, especially not frankenstein ones that he has made himself (more on that below)!

We’ve always championed different/original takes on things here at Defgrip, so when Travis mentioned to me that he had polaroids from Swampfest from a camera he made himself that produced interesting images that he was willing to contribute to Defgrip for this this batch of updates, I was all about it.

Click below for some “Frankenstax” pics, along with some words from Travis himself.

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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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