Jon Huey’s 2016 Photo Annual Outtakes
Hopefully, you’ve gotten your hands on the Skate[Slate] issue where we focus on the photos and the photographers, the 2016 Skate[Slate] Photo Annual. We strive to provide you with the cream of the crop when it comes to our print editions. After narrowing my photos down while designing the Photo Annual, I still had a grip of photos from the year that I still liked a lot. Without further ado, here they are.
I went shooting last year with Jed Johnson and Casey Morrow, two really fun all-around skaters to shoot with. They are definitely two of my favorite guys to shoot with because of their drive to skate hard, do tricks, and make it look good. They both appear in the Photo Annual from two different skate sessions. Searching for rad spots and sessioning is what skateboarding is all about.
We skated a spot in Southwest Portland that was still under construction. These are the best types of spots sometimes because it’s before ledges get knobbed, and there are unique features that won’t necessarily stay the way it is when you are there. Casey found a ledge and a sidewalk booster to spend his time and Jed, found some caution tape safety cylinders to play around.
And here are a few alternate shots of Jed at the same spot.
Casey put in some work waxing the ledge for this boardslide.
Casey put together a boardslide and an ollie in a line and I put together a photo composite.
Kamloops Longboard Park
I shot some photos at the Kamloops Longboard Park that were considered for the Photo Annual.
Skate Sun Peaks
Skate Sun Peaks was a super fun event in Sun Peaks, BC that yielded me many bangin’ action photos. Though the place is covered in lush green and the track is black with red and white stripes lining the side, I decided to turn a couple of my favorites from the event into black and white masterpieces. Even though they’ve been published before, the monochrome gives each photo a new life.
It wouldn’t be a year in downhill skateboarding without a Maryhill event or two. After all, I live in Portland which is only a few hours of driving away from Maryhill. The Showdown at the Loops proved to have some competitive riders, just as the Maryhill Festival of Speed was famous for. The following are some of my favorites.
Giant’s Head Freeride
Giant’s Head Freeride 2016 was a blast as always. I made many awesome photos there and showed many of them. Here are some you may or may not have seen.
Boonies to the Bay with Sector 9
I travelled to the Bay Area to document Sector 9 on their Boonies to the Bay road trip for the magazine and the blog. I made so many great photos, I had plenty to tell a story in print, a few to share online, and some to consider for the Photo Annual. Here are five that didn’t make my cut as photo editor, but certainly deserve a gander.
Well, that’s all I have to share at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled for a Thursday Throwback on my trip to the Kamloops Park. I have more never been seen photos to share for you all. May your day be well, and your skate be fruitful.
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