So it’s that time of year again and everyone is either trading stories of their last festival experience or prepping for their next one. One festival I have always over looked is NASS, I’ve been once with work but never really done it as a rollerblader. When it turned out that I was free over that weekend I knew I had to try get involved. First port of call was Joe Coyne to see if I could wing a media pass and would you believe it he had one left and was in need of a tog for the weekend.
I’ve never been a big “Scene” person but over the last few years Ive begun to see and understand what I have missed out on over the years. NASS like the other big events in the rollerblading calendar isn’t just a competition, its a pilgrimage, a chance for old friend to catch up and new friends to be found.
The weekend was a blur of crazy action, mad nights of utter silliness and day times spent in the sun with good people. I’ve managed to miss out on so much of this over my years as a rollerblader but this is now one date in the calendar that shall remain to be reserved.
ONE Digital V.2 Features
While I was away in Europe ONE Digital V.4 dropped. I was already highly anticipating this issue due too the Steve Swain profile I had shot for it. Nothing could have prepared me for getting the front cover shot though.
Inside the web-azine lies the Interview and all the images we shot for it. Me and Steve worked really hard at this over nearly six months of planning, shooting and more planning. Its been a pleasure to work with him but even more of an honour to get to know the the real Steve Swain. What started as a project to give on the UK’s best rollerblader more exposure has morphed and blossomed into a tight friendship.
Thank you once again to Justin for believing in my work and in me and a special thank you to Jenna Downing for asking Steve all the right questions in the interview.
Issue 18 of Scoot-Mag came out a few weeks ago ad once again I’m really lucky to have a fair amount of my photographic work featured. First up is the preview of the upcoming scoot-Fest and a park review of the park that will host it.
Next up is the the picture feature on Dogg Scooters rider Luke Painter. We shot these photos over a few different sessions during March/April . It was the a awesome process getting to capture on of the sports my gifted riders while getting to know Luke a lot better than I did. Andy at scoot-mag added a cool spin to the images by getting Jamie Mattocks to doing illustrated versions of some of the images.
The Thousand words section in the magazine featured three of my favourite image’s that I’ve shot over the last few months. There is one of Jacques Honour at Terminal , one of James Moult slaying the plaza at Skegness and the last of new Grit street rider Sam Lovell.
That wasn’t it for this issues as Stan Ash provided a sick back scooter flip deck grab whip for the how to section. There was some images used for the new Grit, Lucky and Dogg DPS adverts as well as I having images featured on both content pages.
Since being out shooting with Slap-Tap rider Matt Smith for his Wheel Scene profile and that profile dropping in Issue ten; a number of unused images have found place in some online and print Slap-Tap adverts. Expect to see the new Slap-Tap Advert featuring Smithy lacing a nice True Topsoul in the new Haitian mag.
Issue ten of Wheel Scene is now up and online and as well as featuring pieces on Mikey Blair, Sean Darst and the Scottish ripper Dominic Bruce; it also features a piece I had shot over the summer on SlapTap rider Matt Smith. Check it out right here.