I teamed up with Canon and Vox Creative to help create an immersive photo experience, which turned into the Skateboard Rodeo. When I found out the theme was “Perfectly Timed,” and I was immediately transported back to when I first started using a camera during my skateboarding days. Capturing the perfect moment is a key part of any action sports photography. This is especially true in skateboarding.
I grew up in the south, where being a skateboarder wasn’t always very popular, but being a cowboy was. To add a twist to these images, I decided to capture skateboarders dressed as colourful cowboys. I borrowed from my past life as a southern skateboarder and melded it with my now developed photographic aesthetic — pink backdrop and a pink ramp, with vibrant cowboys riding back and forth. Then I hovered around them, finding various compositions while waiting for the perfect moment.
behind the scenes
After I created my images we then opened up this setup to the public and let them have their own chance at capturing the perfect moment on the new Canon Rebel T7i. As you can imagine this was a bit of a dream come true on numerous levels and I'm thankful for the amazing team that helped put this together.