How did you get into photography? I got into photography firstly through my mom. She had an old Nikon film camera that I played with as a kid. After that, a girl I dated for quite a while was really into photography. Since I’ve always been into BMX and punk, she was always around shooting at the park/trails and at shows. It stoked the interest again and I started shooting. That was still in the days of film. Fast forward a few years, I got hurt pretty seriously from riding and it was all supposed to be over for me as far as riding went. I figured shooting photos was a good way to keep myself in BMX. Tony Cardona was living with me at my mom and dad’s house, so I had a pretty rad subject to shoot on a regular basis.
What are some of your latest projects you have or are working on? Nothing at the moment, really. A couple weeks ago I went to the Old Fools jam at Ray’s in Cleveland and while I was there I shot some things with some riders that Profile helps out. I also submitted a photo of Lil Jon to Challenger Mag for a Milwaukee 4 Seasons bowl article. If you haven’t checked out Challenger, you’re blowing it.
What is one of your most memorable moments in racing Easy! Getting disqualified while leading a moto for cranking a lookdown (turndown for the younger crowd), getting T-boned by the kid behind me, and still riding out of it laughing hysterically. One of my best friends and I were the asshole kids who would be throwing tricks while racing at full speed.
Credits: Glen Saylers – Barspin, Jeremy Ball – 360 Lookback, Paul Rad – Turndown, Alex Duleba – wall ride