Episode 2 of our #digbmx alumni series featuring @sandy_carson is now live! look for it and find out how you can support his latest book project on digbmx.com or the #digbmxapp 🎥 @fraserbyrne welcome to episode 2 of dig alumni ‘inspired by bmx’. this series looks at four creatives whose lives were shaped by being involved at varying levels within the bmx community. bmx not only inspired them artistically, it provided them with a worldview that encouraged risk, made them open to opportunity, and gave them the tools to come up with creative solutions to the problems life threw at them. these episodes are proof that picking up that bike can not only change the direction of your life, but also have an impact well beyond the confines of the bmx world. sandy carson was part of the original crew behind the early years of dig and remained an integral part of the magazine for well over a decade. back in the mid 90’s he also traded in the council estates of scotland for the woods of pennsylvania before departing for the sunnier climes of austin, texas. he shared his experiences as a rider (most notably for standard, etnies, federal ,t1 and on road fools) with the world through the lens of his trusty camera, successfully bridging the gap between ‘pro bmxer with a camera’ to ‘professional photographer with a bike’, from street riding to street photography. his work now spans all aspects of photojournalism, from his book chronicling the aftermath of hurricane ike, ‘paradise has relocated’, to his regular documentation of consumer excess with picture black friday, to his latest book project ‘we were there’, where he turns the focus of his concert photograph from the artists on stage to the fans in the front row.
No one shredded @meberinger old yard harder than @mikeaitkenofficial plain and simple. case in point: only a handful of people messed with this transfer (which you had to drop in off the roof to get speed for), and only mikey sessioned it like it was a 4 foot tall hip. g.o.a.t. picture by @doleckivisuals from the 'remembering electronical' article documenting @odysseybmx incredible 2008 dvd release on the dig site and app. #believebelong #digbmx
The latest #digbmx x @snakebitebmx podcast is now live! shad johnson and rob dolecki sat down with style g-o-d @chasehawk on a rainy day last spring (2016) at his townhouse in austin for chase's first podcast. he covers a lot of ground, including his first exposure to bmx at 9th street, his racing days, witnessing the explosion of the austin population and riding scene, stealing sandwiches from wawa during summers staying in bethlehem, taking everyone's money via cee-lo on road fools, his born and raised comps, how cult grew so fast, the joe rich influence, wrapping up the soon-to-be-released etnies video 'chapters' (chase's part is going be an epic one), witnessing an intense beat-down in south africa, and just a ton of good stories. listen over on digbmx.com or the #digbmxapp 📷 @andrewwhitephoto @cultcrew @etniesbmx #bmxpodcast #betterlatethannever