Over the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to shoot some dope photos that I’m really stoked on, but unfortunately I can’t show them to you yet… I can give you a sneak peek though, so here you go!
This setup is one that I shot twice with Morgan Long just a few blocks from my house in Downtown Long Beach. The first time we went there he crashed, but the second time he nailed it perfectly. The photo (a completely different angle than this) will be a spread in the new Stolen catalog. I’ll post that up once it’s out.
These next two images are a glimpse into two of the photos I shot for the 2012 Flatland Calendar. This will be the fourth year in a row I put together a flatland calendar and it’s going to be another good one! Can’t wait to show everyone once it’s done…
Chad Johnston is an amazing flaltand rider with deep roots in BMX. He has been riding pegless for about four years now, which is a pretty new concept, and shooting photos of it can be tricky. However, when Chad hit me up with a one-day deadline for a full-page S&M Bikes magazine ad I was up to the challenge.
S&M's art director Mark Lepper did a great job laying out this ad. The layout works great with Chad's minimalist style, which corresponds with S&M's straight-forward Intrikat flatland product range.
(Click to enlarge.)
Rider: Chad Johnston
Photographer: Fat Tony
Location: Rainbow Harbor – Downtown Long Beach, California
Date: September 30, 2010
Camera: Canon 5D MKII
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM
Settings: ISO 125, f/5.6, 1/500 @ 105mm