Here's 24 awesome unseen photos from Jeff Zielinski, Tom Beckman, Ratty Maty, Cooper Brownlee, Tal Roberts, Logan Ostrom, Brayden Rastad, and Thomas Debatisse Beal.
It’s been six months since we dropped the first
Focus Photo Gallery, so we’re way over due for another installment of sick BMX photos! Here’s 24 unseen photos from Jeff Zielinski, Tom Beckman, Ratty Maty, Cooper Brownlee, Tal Roberts, Logan Ostrom, Brayden Rastad, and Thomas Debatisse Beal.
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As golden hour breaks in Melbourne, Alex Hiam winds down a heavy day of filming for the Colony DVD with this up rail hard table. (Photo: Cooper Brownlee) If it’s unique and scary the odds are good that Rob Wise will be down for the ride. (Photo: Logan Ostrom) It’s ironic that a seahorse is used as an icon for backyard pools because they can’t live in fresh water. Preston Okert, tireslide (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) You can put Erik Elstran in front of absolutely anything and he’ll figure out a trick to do on it—this obstacle was too easy for him. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) Twisted in the foreground, twisted in the background, Parker Heath takes it down a San Diego 15. (Photo: Ratty Maty) This is what happens when the rider and photographer both do their parts of the job amazingly well, Dennis Pecchenino at the Rhodes park in Boise. (Photo: Tal Roberts) What looks like a perfect wedge from the street turned out to be the squishiest of roofs, but you wouldn’t have known it from Frank Cuadros’ clean down whip. (Photo: Tom Beckman) This fence was literally falling apart while Ben Garlington was trying to stand on it. Even more sketchy was me trying my hardest to hold it steady so he could get it done—while also snapping the photo. (Photo: Tom Beckman) Adding some French-finesse to Barrio Logan, Alex Bibollet kicks up something dirty for you, while keeping the cig in his mouth with ease. This was the first French flick at the spot. I knew it was a good one, so we kept getting more just for fun. He was tire-shoveling loads of loose dirt with each skid, pissing this homeless man off who had been toting a broom. He came over to block the shot and sweep up the dirt covered concrete, only to start posing with his broom for some ever more sensational pictures. (Photo: Ratty Maty) If there’s potential to stall a back wheel on something, rest assured Ratty Maty will find it—even if it’s way over in Strasbourg, France. (Photo: Thomas Debatisse Beal) Brandon Begin sticks a smith while many a scumbag lurks nearby. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) Brett Silva takes the meaning of dipped to a whole other level with this nollie toboggan. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) A dialed rail to gap with the added danger of potentially clipping a sign if things were to go awry—a perfect setup for Calvin Kosovich. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) When the otherwise perfect flat rail has a pole at the end of it, you just gotta pop over it— Hilario Olivos, crankarm to only way out. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) Put a hole in a vert wall and it instantly becomes more fun, Adam Leeside, enjoying the simple pleasures. (Photo: Brayden Rastad) Steve Woodward came outta the womb doing over-ices! This was his usual first try, perfect, blah blah blah… I’m Steve Woodward. But he didn’t like his front tire position much so he went and did it again. I shot that second photo in a slightly different spot, losing those lower-middle shadows on the ramp. Oh yeah, the ramp is something like 12’-13’ too. Steve’s insane. (Photo: Ratty Maty) Plastic pegs… love ’em or hate ’em, but just know that Jake Sheets wouldn’t have made it down this aluminum rail without them. (Photo: Tom Beckman) James Pease came to America and he took home a piece of every spot he touched. This kid is a street riding machine—one and done over smith. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) It’s rare to find a handicap access ramp with a wall as opposed to the typical rail. JP Ross probably wasn’t thinking about that at this moment though. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) If he looks as if he’s falling out of the sky, that’s just Jason Watts connecting two opposing transition via a ridiculously dipped 360. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) Trevor Sigloch woke up early this fine morning to pick some fresh low-hanging fruit. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) I really enjoy shooting photos with the GoPro because most of the time you never really know what you will get, sometimes you might have an idea of it, but the excitement of seeing what it comes out like takes me back to my early years of shooting and I love that. Thanks to Paterico Fallico for repeating the process multiple times for me so we could get it just right. (Photo: Cooper Brownlee) Rest assured if you ride with Mike Stahl, the dude will shred super hard and more than likely do at least one superman. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski) While on holiday from South Africa, Murray Loubser gets a taste of some abandoned backyard tranny. (Photo: Jeff Zielinski)
Shoot any sick photos recently that haven’t been unpublished yet? Maybe they can be featured in Focus Vol 3. You can send your select shots—narrow ’em down to no more than 6—and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And no links, please—just send the photos in the email. Thanks!