The awesome crew asked me to do a piece for them just recently, this is how it went.
Just recently I lost a dear friend to Leukemia and this piece is dedicated to her and all her amazing friends. A lot of people come and go in life and never make much impression, then theres those who come in and make all the difference.. Mandy was one of those people. Ill be forever grateful for the short amount of time I got to spend with her…
Attitude is everything in life. No matter what situation your in, only you can control the attitude you choose to take to each situation. Mandy taught me that.
This is my favorite time of year… The pro tour is over, everyone is much more relaxed about things, its that time when the days are still long and warm, the sunsets are awesome, and beers, fun times and progression are more the name of the season rather than that mid season hectic-ness where everyone is more concerned about getting there 9′s consistent in shit water in preparation for contents that mount on each other weekend after weekend.
Its also the time when we can go do some other fun things…
Heres how we started our day today…
Shooting and hanging with some of the worlds best BMX/Skaters/Base Jump Guys is a fun time…
This was my first time jumping out of a ballon… We did some stuff with Sanuk last week and this is how it went.
Jumping with Donald Shultz, Mathias Ringstrom, Brandon Lillard.
We drifted along way in the ballon so the only spot for us to land was on a school field.. just so happened that all the kids were out side about to head into class, need less to say there was a bit of excitement when we came in.
Last year I met and became friends with an amazing photographer from Western Australia. We shot some concepts and had some fun, this year I have some new things in the works and Dean and I decided to get together to do some more work.
Below is his latest image shot last week in Anza Borego out in the desert east of San Deigo.
For more of his amazing work or to get in contact with him regarding work go check out DeanBradshaw.com.au
Last year I moved back to Orlando and lived with Aaron Rathy… It was an epic time, but I just missed being out in Cali… Yeah its a little harder to ride, Yeah its a little more expensive, but dam its fun out here.
So this last few weeks after the season opener of WAKE games I packed all my stuff up for the second time and trucked it back across the country to set up home in Encinitas, CA.