Photo Mondays- Arizona, USA

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

I’m not sure how many times I can say it, I loved Arizona while I was there in 09′. The place is basically a skaters paradise with ditches and rails everywhere. Brad had this rail in mind and it only took 2 goes to get it before we got kicked out by the club owner and I’m sure I was laying in some spew from the night before. We were not sure why this rail was built but it sure was an awesome spot. Brad nailed a backroyal in no time at all. Shot with my trusty Canon 5D and 2x580ex flashes camera left.

Photo Mondays- London, England

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Today we head back to the very heart of London in 2007 with Sean Cullen. Sean was from the states but travelled to England on a regular basis. His style was very unique and his spots are usually awesome. This is the millennium bridge in London and being over it a few times, I never knew there was a skate spot underneath it but Sean picked it and it didn’t take long before we had everything set up ready to go. I used my trusty 3 light set-up on this one. 3 x 580ex’s on Pocket wizards. One to highlight Sean, one for a fill light and one as a separation light between ramp and the structure behind the ramp. We ended up getting the shot without attracting to much attention and security didn’t hassle us.

Photo Mondays- Dallas, Texas

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been really busy and haven’t had time to keep up the blogging. So today we head back to Texas where there is a great rollerblading scene including this guy, Keaton Newsome. Late one night back in 09′ we skated the downtown area and for me it was pretty scary at some points of the night but for the most part, the guys just wanted to hit some big stuff and get some photos. Keaton was keen to hit this square kinked rail, even when the car park guy came out with his hose and wet everything down, That didn’t stop Keaton and we skated away with an awesome photo.

I used my trusty 3 flash set-up, 3x 580ex flashes on PW’s and my canon 5D with my 15mm fisheye lens.

Photo Mondays- Arizona, USA

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Today we are heading back to Arizona. I’ve said this a few times in the past, Arizona was awesome when I was there in 09′ and it was all possible because of this guy. James Johnson. The local skateshop owner and all around nice guy. He and his wife Gretchen put me up, took time off work and came out skating so many times while I was there just so we could get a shots we needed and have a good time. Here he is doing one of his favourite tricks on a warm up ledge. Sweatstance.

I photographed this with my classic 3 580ex flashes and I got real close to capture the emotion and type of ledge with my 5D and 15mm fisheye..

Photo Mondays- Harrow, London

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

While living in London in 07′ I met so great skaters and they gave my opportunity to photograph them. Leon Humphries has been rolling London for 20 years and is awesome. This skatepark however is not awesome, It’s very dodgy, rough and broken but it’s makes for great photos. While on a skatemeet we set this photo this up. Sweatstance around the corner of the bowl.

Photographed with trusty Canon 5D, 3x580ex flashes. 2 on Leon himself and one to light up the bowl.

Photo Mondays- San Clemente, California

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

This one’s from another late night mission in Cali from 09′. There’s only real way to describe Winton’s style of skating. Daredevil! He’s a beast and hits a lot of crazy obstacles including this drop rail in a concrete plant. With litle to no run up. He had one shot to hit this rail and walkaway from it and that also gave me one shot to get it right. After setting up my flashes and camera on a my tripod he didn’t even hesitate and nailed the frontside all the way off the end. All my equipment came through again to get that money shot. I love using Pocket wizards. Shot my Canon 5D and 3x580ex canon flashes..

Travel Photo Mondays- Stuttgart, Germany

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Back in 07′ I was lucky enough to travel for a month around Europe with a few buddies of mine from London. We hit so many cites and met so many new skaters who took us around to their favourite skatespots. Julian Coulter was driving most of that trip as my Australian license had expired and Dan (the one with the camera in this photo) broke his arm at the first stop in Paris. Julian is a champion, He drove and skated his ass off that whole trip including the spot in Stuttgart Germany. Photographed with trusty 5D, 3x580ex flashes.

Travel Photo Mondays- Dallas, Texas

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

One of the great things about traveling is you get to meet some awesome people and Geoff is one of those guys. While is staying in Dallas Texas he was visiting family there for the weekend. I later met up with him in California on my trip back in 09′. We are the same age and he just had this flow around the skatepark I’d never really seen before. This bowl was hardly ever was used so I wanted to get a photo of Geoff on it. Straight away he landed this invert first try and we walked away with great photo.

Shot on my Canon 5D, no flashes. I wanted a very simple photo focusing just on the subject.

Travel Photo Mondays- Arizona, USA

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

It was an awesome experience traveling around the US in 09′ and meeting up with new skaters and going on missions to photograph them. This was my first trip to Arizona and it was amazing. Loved every minute of it and I also loved this spot. Arizona is made for skating. All these little transitions are everywhere. So perfect in fact it didn’t take Brent long all to hit this top acid stall on this really high wall.

Photographed with trusty 5D, with 2 580EX flashes to the right of frame.

Travel Photo Mondays- London, UK

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Today we head back to London where I lived for a few years around 08′. I met so many great skaters from all over the world and here is a really good friend of mine Artur from Poland. This guy can skate and we spent a lot of time together. Really nice guy and as i said, he can skate just about anything. This was a late night mission around the Battersea area of London. We got a tipoff there was a sick ledge and it did not take Artur long to land this perfect fishbrain. Photographed with Canon 5D and 2 580ex flashes..

Travel Photo Mondays- Snowdonia, Wales

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Today we head to Snowdonia in Wales. When we lived in London we traveled a fair bit and a weekend away in Wales was awesome. We mainly went there to hike up Mount Snowdon and enjoy the little towns and some camping. You never know what your going to find on the side of a mountain like this halfpipe someone built and left to rot! Dodging holes and very weak ply, Phil stepped up and landed this Fishy stall for the photo. Amazing location and very strange to find this out there, that’s why we always bring our skates everywhere..

Travel Photo Mondays- Dallas, Texas

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

This photo is from a very late night session back in 09′ From Dallas, Texas. A lot of skate spots in cities aren’t skateable during normal hours due to security. We headed out this night to hit a lot of those spots in downtown Dallas. Brian Moore is a local and lived downtown and showed us around as well busting out a heap of  tricks including this fishy. This was early on in the night so this was perfect for a warm up but it was such a perfect little ledge I decided to shoot it.

Shot with my Canon 5D, and 3 flashes. One from the left, one from the right and one behind Brian for a separation light to make him pop from the back ground.

Travel Photo Mondays-Camden, London

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands.

Well this weekend we had Australia day and I couldn’t resist posting a photo of me that my room mate photographed while we lived in London. I set this photo up for an article for an Australian Magazine called Rolla. I wrote a travel piece and we need a double page photo and at the time I was loving this bowl in Camden. I set the camera up on the tripod, Set up 2 flashes just out to the left of frame and I boosted a few airs. I hardly ever get any good photos of myself done but I like this one.

Happy Australia Day to everyone here and traveling overseas..

Travel Photo Mondays-Bristol, UK

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands

Today we head back to the UK were I spent a lot of time around 2007′ When I first got there I made lots of new contacts and then they hooked me up with more contacts which led me to shooting on this Razor’s team shoot in Bristol. They where travelling to various cities and collecting footage for a new edit and they also needed stills. Great opportunity for me. This photo was at the start of the trip in Bristol. Quinny was from Scotland and was happy to step up nail this double kink. Shot my trusty 5D and 2x580ex flashes..

Travel Photo Mondays- San Clemente, California

Every Monday I show a travel photo from some of my journeys around the world including local spots in Australia like Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane and Alice Springs to overseas like Japan, London, Budapest, California, Vienna and the Netherlands

Today we head to California. I loved skating here back in 09′. This was at the end of a long day with some of the boys around San Clemente and the Brierley brothers. These kids are really stylish with their tricks and this all-oop wallride was no exception. After I set-up a few flashes, It only took Adam 2 shots to get this really nice stale ally-oop wallride. Shot with my trusty Canon 5D and 2×580 flashes.