When I spoke to Robin about doing this article I thought it would be easy, just choose ten photos and write a little about Tom Justice. I set off down my Instagram, screenshotting contenders for the top ten… 34 screenshots later I realised it was going to be a lot harder than I had originally thought.
I first met Tom around 3 years ago at my local indoor park (Asylum) and we’ve basically not stopped shooting pictures and riding together ever since. If we aren’t at Asylum (where Tom also works) we can usually be found at one of the various outdoor parks around Nottingham shooting either a turndown, table or something else sky high.
“Tom’s riding is on another level. Anyone who’s seen him ride in person will vouch for that…”
Tom’s riding is on another level. Anyone who’s seen him ride in person will vouch for that. He goes higher and locks in tricks more than you thought was possible… which is every BMX photographer’s perfect subject. Some tricks, when they’re clicked like that, look better as stills rather than video.
Tom has recently slowed down from doing big competitions as he wants to go back to riding his bike for the enjoyment. Riding for pure fun. I think this definitely shows in his more relaxed riding style (even if he is 10ft out of coping.) So, here are my top ten photos of Tom Justice.
Words and photos by Adam Lievesley