The first photos you have published in a new magazine are always cool, this time it’s a bit cooler beceause it’s in Bike Magazine. I had never shot any mountain biking until a week before the Red Bull Rampage but I got a chance to go to the Rampage this year and shoot, so why not right? It’s an event that I’ve always wanted to go and watch and I was really looking forward to being behind the ropes, in the venue to shoot photos. The event itself is nuts, a complete media circus with helicopters flying around and more photographers and filmers surrounding single terrain features than you can imagine at times. At one point there were 27 photographers shooting a wallride that Darren Berrecloth was practicing on while prepping his competition line. In the case of the first photo above, everyone had a long lens on, so with the clouds looking cool as they were I decided to try the opposite approach. Looks like it worked! I’m hoping to get out next season and shoot a bit more bike, we’ll see if I get the chance. It’s a ton of fun! Thanks to Christian Pondella, Harookz and Sterling Lorence for pointing me in the right direction out there!