Be-Mag Top 5 Feature : Alex Burston

For some reason or another I don’t get the opportunity to do much with Be-Mag. This is the first thing Ive done for them since they have had the website totally overhauled so is super cool to see my work up on their slick new layout. Once again me and Alex teamed up to shoot some photos for a top five article. Im still unsure as to what I preferred, shooting the two sick ass tricks for this or reading some of his hilarious responses to the questions.

Originals :-

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Website : - www.be-mag.com/article/top-5-alex-burston/

Scoot Fest 2014 

It’s that time of the year again which marks the defining event in the freestyle scooting events calendar, Scoot Fest! Unlike past years though the event was split into two events. The UK champs were held at Rampworx and then a week later the World championships took place down in Rush.

In-between those two events there was also a international best trick tour which hit up Transgression in Edinburgh, R-Kade in redcar and final Adrenaline Alley in Corby as well as dropping in at Koas’s new concrete park and popping in to ATB in Swindon. I was lucky enough to get the role as the official photographer for all of these events. 

Here are a few of my favourite images I snapped over what was a very fun but ultimately tiring week. Huge thanks to everyone who made the two events and tour a total success and the Phoniex guys for being awesome road trip buddies.

NASS 2014 

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.

Original :-

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/13980254634/

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Website :-

http://issuu.com/oneblademag/docs/onedigital_v4/1?e=7339504/8224712

Scoot Mag #18 Features

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.

Originals :- 

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/13455126515/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/13995823305/

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www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/13455202723/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/14061599212/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/14061560432/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/14012291407/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/14041782736/ 

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/13972766946/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/14061645142/

www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/14058614558/

Website :-

www.scoot-mag.com

 

Haitian Magazine Advert Feature
The latest offering from the Haitian guys comes in the form of a tour issue with all off its pages dedicated to documenting what went down on the Shredweiser American tour. This issue featured a SlapTap advert that I was lucky enough to have one of my shots used for it. Smithy might not be too keen on the image but I love it and the advert. 
Original :- www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/9495643640/
Website :- www.haitianmag.com
  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure: 1/400th
  • Focal Length: 90mm

Haitian Magazine Advert Feature

The latest offering from the Haitian guys comes in the form of a tour issue with all off its pages dedicated to documenting what went down on the Shredweiser American tour. This issue featured a SlapTap advert that I was lucky enough to have one of my shots used for it. Smithy might not be too keen on the image but I love it and the advert. 

Original :- www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/9495643640/

Website :- www.haitianmag.com

Box Artwork Feature 
I am lucky enough to say that I genuinely love my job and there are a number of reasons why this is so. There are many big and little things that add up to this fact; then there are the kind of things like this. I consider these kind of things to be like the cherry on the cake. Seeing your images used in the box art work on products that are seen and sold all the world over.
  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Aperture: f/2.5
  • Exposure: 1/160th
  • Focal Length: 90mm

Box Artwork Feature 

I am lucky enough to say that I genuinely love my job and there are a number of reasons why this is so. There are many big and little things that add up to this fact; then there are the kind of things like this. I consider these kind of things to be like the cherry on the cake. Seeing your images used in the box art work on products that are seen and sold all the world over.

Void Lifestyle Magazine issue 5 :-

Issue five of Void Lifestyle Magazine has arrived in the office and yet again as the chief editor I’m over the moon with what has been achieved. This issue has been a result of a period time that has been very saturated with both events and very interesting people to cover. I just about think I managed to pick out the best content to fill the magazine. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the magazine with images, text or simply with their time. 

Website :- www.facebook.com/VoidLifestyleMagazine

Alex Burston Firsts Wheel Scene Feature :-

Wheel Scene have just dropped a Alex Burston firsts feature on the Wheel Scene website. The article runs through some of the most pivital firsts that led Alex down the road to becoming the skater he is today. It also features a few recent edits of his and a photo I shot of him a few weeks back in Stockport. 

Website :- www.wheelscene.co.uk/2014/05/firsts-alex-burston/

Original :- www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/13153254455/

Slap-Tap Advert Features :-

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. 

Website :-  www.slaptap.com

Originals :- www.flickr.com/photos/sam_cooper_photography/9256676852/

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