– Tell us a bit about yourself: where you’re from, your involvement with riding and how you got into photography.
“I grew up in a small village on the edge of Dartmoor and have always ridden bikes for the sake of transport. Despite the lack of facilities or older riders I somehow got the idea I wanted a BMX and that was that. Luckily, a few new kids moved to town who were keen to ride and we started jumping the only speed bump in the village.
My dad always had an old canon A1 that I used to borrow… The results were questionable but either way I have been trying to take photos ever since.”
– What was it that caused a spark with photography?
“Photography and any extreme sport go hand in hand. I was always keen to capture my own, and my friends’ progression.
Ultimately, it was BMX that sparked my interest in photography but after signing up to college/uni I got hyped on photography as a whole.”
“I ride with a load of legit riders
and someone’s gotta do it.”
“I always have a camera somewhere nearby and over the last few years shooting BMX came second to various other photographic endeavours…
After burning through film… and money, I’ve only recently kitted up with something that resembles a digital kitbag and tried to get a bit more serious with riding stuff. I ride with a load of legit riders and someone’s gotta do it.”
– With the internet awash with a constant supply of photos both good and bad, what was it that caught your attention to provide inspiration?
“I’ve chilled out with the web consumption lately, but one guy on my Instagram feed that never disappoints is ‘Boogie’ (@boogiephotographer) – he has been killing it forever.”
– Who gets you stoked nowadays? Either photography wise or with riding?
“Just getting out on the bike and riding/shooting with anyone is enough to get me stoked… I only moved down to Exeter from Bristol last year so it’s good to get out with new riders and see old spots with new eyes, and I’m always stoked to go back to bristol and get things ticked off the list with the BS3 boys. Other than that, just seeing guys like the @metalpegsbmx crew keeping it real. They’ve got another jam coming up and no doubt it’ll be a good’n.”