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ROLL ON: Analogue Photo Journal – Vol III

Words and photos by Scott Connor


A couple of months has passed since Vol II. I’ve not slowed down on shooting film, but I’ve been busy with many other things.

There’s been a plethora of BMX events over the last couple of months and that means I’ve been travelling quite a bit. International professional BMX athlete, yeah… That’s sure as fuck not me. But that’s been primarily what I’ve been filming. The Battle of Hastings here in the UK, then trips away to Canada and China to cover the FISE WORLD Series. Triple whips and every flair variation you can dream of…

Watching that kind of riding is fantastic but it’s very much antithetical to the analogue photos I produce for this series. This is core material – the grind, the laying in the street, getting wet, getting sunburnt, getting punctures, getting hurt, getting kicked out of spots and most importantly having fun and adventuring with friends old and new. If you ask me, it’s the lifeblood of BMX.


 

Four metal pegs, The Make frame, OG Scerbo bars, Animal Cush seat and what looks like an original purple Edwin Jump-off stem. Ryan Gardiner is street and this steep tuck on the Madeira Drive wallride says as much.
Ryan and his friend Nathan (pictured to the right) are a big part of the WHERE’S THE WATER? crew. They recently dropped a tight mixtape, hit link in this article to peep it.
Nathan More, looking highly stoked after a big 360. See below.
Nathan More, big 3 on the Brighton seafront.
Hove town hall has always been a popular spot. For the last year it's been fenced off due to construction work. But not anymore, Isaac Lesser christened this fresh spot.
Martin Grainger making something out of nothing. Tarmac lump to tree bonk.
Ant Barber boosting out of the bowl at The Level in Brighton.
Ned Thomas slinging bars in Hove.
Mike Curley with a steezy invert on some concerete waves in Ventspils, Latvia.
"Fuck me, I didn't realise that bank was so steep. Probably wouldn't have done it if that security guard wasn't shouting at us to leave" - Ant Baber
In photography, colours and lines are everything. Toby Martin knows this.
When you see potential for a photo op. you gotta take it. Mayhem, aka Mat Mayman on a classic DIY ghetto ramp.

Be sure to check out the previous volumes of Roll On for more film photography goodness – VOL I, VOL II & Legends on Film from The Battle of Hastings.

Also, watch Ryan & Nathan’s Where’s the Water? crew video HERE.


 

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