This photos is from last summer on my trip to Philly, I was always so stoked on this photo, it’s pretty plain with simple lighting, but for some reason I always liked it alot. Maybe it has to do with the fact that Aaron has no issues nose grinding waist high ledges.
We shot this one back in the spring, it’s a pretty sketchy spot in terms of cars flying by Aaron at 80 on the parkway, and the 15′ drop to face break if he goes over the rail. I was immediately happy with this one as soon as I shot it, I wish we would have shot a little later in the day to get a nice glowy sunset instead of this blown out one.. we probably should have waited around. In cases like these sometimes 4 nikon sb80s just aren’t powerful enough.
So long 2008, happy new year.
Hands down one of my favourite photos from the summer. I shot this one at the Gloucester skate park where Chris and I used to skate almost everyday, we used to just ollie over the barriers, we never actually skated them like this. Now the ground there sucks, and its hard to remember how we even had that much fun skating that park. This shot was actually scary, Aaron kept coming really close to smashing me with his board, I was lying down camera in hand. Shot with 4 flashes, 3 of them all together just on the other side of the barrier, and one right behind me, all at full power, and zoomed in.