I think for anyone that knows Aaron the real title of this blog post should be Aaron can die now, he’s in Miami or Tampa with Tomas and Charlie this week and next. I don’t know what he’s going to do when he sees this, probably cry, I don’t even want to know the motivation he’s going to have when he gets back.
Anyways I shot this FS Flip of Aaron on the first or second day shooting this spring, it was the day Sarah Dea, James and that other dude came out actually (if you scroll a few back you can see a loose fish photo of them all set up). Anyways fs flip over the chain, I was hyped on this from Day 1.
I also got a few more photos, in the magazine, specifically this big one of my good friend Tomas on the mini at OnDeck and a few photos of the shop, our trip to miami and Trev. ( bottom left photo 2nd from the left is Chris, 3rd from the left is me.. who knew!)
I shot this photo at little Sams house for Terry because he was too lazy to go do it himself, and figured I might as well shoot it while I’m out there taking Sams photo. Anyways this is Darryl he’s from Ottawa, and although I’ve never seen him skate, apparently he rips with the style of a 20 year old, but he’s only 14 or 15. Color decided not to run his photos in their little gold book special edition mag, but I’m sure he’ll be in some future issues.
I shot this photo of Tomas a few months ago when we first found this spot driving by off Richmond, since then some pretty gnar tricks have gone down on it. This year Toms been stoked on bs tailslides, and so am I, actually they’ve always been one of my favourite tricks, too bad I never learned how to do them.
So last night I was out to see my friend Simon who is back from his grape growing in France for his girlfriends sisters wedding, we got in a round of golf on Monday (where I crushed him I might add), and then everyone met up last night downtown. I think it had been 2 years since I saw Simon last, same with most of our friends. Colin who is always late, or has something else planned, said (obviously) he was going to be late today and he couldn’t change it. He did show up only an hour after me, so not really even late, but for the first (and probably last) time he had a valid excuse, he had a mini afternoon trip planned out for him and Tanya to go scuba diving, where he proposed to her. Congratulations to both of them on their engagement! (stole this photo from Tanyas FB)
In other news, I updated my website portfolio, go check it out: http://briangarson.com
I got my first double page spread in a magazine, and a little portrait of Sam as well. Color released a regular size magazine which if you’re not familiar isn’t normal for Color, normally they release big square shaped mags. I shot this photo almost 2 years ago of Sam Lind, congrats to him on his first photo in a magazine and having steezy front feebles.
I got referred to a new Ottawa band called Grace Over Diamonds to do some photos for their press kits, albums and what not. They really liked some work I had done for Visceras Recital a few years ago, and wanted to try to get something similar (actually they asked for the exact same thing). Not wanting to duplicate work, mostly because that’s boring, I had them meet me at this spot that I told them I had checked out. Truth is, I ran out of time and never made it to the location, luckily things sort of fell together and I managed to get some pretty cool photos. Here’s one of the 7 or so, that they chose to use from the sets: