Archive for September, 2009
there’s a makeup artist i work with a lot named damion. the guys good and he always has a vision. he had this story in his head, so we met up one day at our top secret location in the bronx and shot it up.
every now and then i get on the other side of the lens. here are some shots of me from this summer and the talented fellow photogs who make the magic:
you know how sampson lost all of his power after delilah cut off his flowing mane? well jeff brockmeyer used to have a long, flowing mane of dreadlocks – but after they got chopped, his camera skills are as good as ever. i’ve known him for ages and every shot this guy has ever taken has been crazy good. go to his site right now and check out his stuff at jeffbrockmeyer.com
bennett weinberg was a camper at woodward learning photography. his sensei, eli phillips (at elyphillips.com) was dragging him around the camp and they ended up near me. the crazy thing was that during the first few shots he took, i snapped 4 of the plies of my board (in this shot you can kinda see one of the plies sticking out a couple inches from the back truck). but 3 were still hangin on hard so i kept at it knowing that my board was going to explode and i was going to end up a twisted pile of wreckage at the bottom of the ramp. never did. yay cape fear skateboards for making crazy strong decks.
robert burch (at robertburchphotography.com) grabbed a couple shots that came out nice
the guy is pretty nuts. i walked up to the top of the 13 ft vert ramp and saw renton pop an 8 ft no-handed frontside air like it was nothin. dude’s got mad tech tricks, too. he showed me the playback screen of a tiny camcorder and it was his feet on the board doing a kickflip 5-0 on some coping and it was kind of hard to read cause it was just feet and a board, but it looked SUPER ILL. i asked, “when’d you film that?” he said, “that was my last run.” he was holding the camera pointed at his feet and it didn’t throw him off a smidge. that’s pretty nuts, right?
couple years ago i was a carnie in the alaska state fair. well, kinda. i was skateboarding in keith king’s bmx stuntshow for 3 or 4 shows a day for almost two weeks, i think. that junk was fun, man. they were long days, but man they were fun. after a long day of shows, we’d all go back to our cabins and sit by the campfire till the wee hours then wake up and do it again. mike laird was one of the crew. the guy rips. he’s got such a smooth style. he kept to himself a lot, but never failed to throw in a zinger to make fun of the girls that some of the crew dragged to the campfire that night. he’s a genuine kind of guy, and i like that about him. no frills and no fake smiles or any of that bullcrap. you can even BE mike laird if you play any of the dave mirra video games. creepy. mike still rides for mirraco and you can check out his profile HERE. turn up the slayer.
this is summer and this is what summer looks like straight out of the box. no makeup, no hair styling. just summer. just like – dang.
Posted by mareadyphotography in Uncategorized on September 6, 2009
this lil one was not having a good day, but i managed to snag a couple good shots in between the freak-outs.
i can’t say, “light-NING.” i grew up in the south, man. so if i ever say the “ing” part of a word i feel like i’m betraying my heritage. it’s always “lightin.” or “fishin” or “weddin.” that’s just the way it is. i mean, sometimes like if i’m in the phone with a customer support lady from india i have to say the “ing” cause she’ll have no idea what in the world i’m saying. i mean – sayin.
miami has had some ca-raaazy lightnin this week. this is from my room at the eden roc hotel.