Gary Young, the king of power manuals and tabes for babes heads up our new THRICE mini interview series.
Growing up, he was a big influence on my own riding (and still is), so to meet him quite early in my BMX photography career, go on several trips and get a lot of hang time has been a real pleasure. I’ve had the incredibly fortunate experience of seeing a hero become a friend.
Watching Gary approach a spot and put it to use in his classic style is always a treat. And photographing that moment is fantastic. I’ve written about Gary’s ability on a bike before, how it’s strangely funny when he’s trying something and it’s not working… Because, really, he can do whatever he wants. If it makes sense in Gary’s head, it’s probably going to happen.
A lot has changed for Gary in the last couple of years, as he builds his family life and reflects on his past, present and future achievements. There’s a rich career behind and in front of Gary Young.