Feeds By terry adams
Long story short- this is one of the crazier BMX photos you will ever see. I always knew that flatland had the most potential for experimental shots because of its more stationary nature and no need for obstacles. Now until someone can float a handrail down a river, we only have this spectacular flatland shot.
“Terry Adams has always had a ton of crazy ideas, but the difference between him and most people is that he always seems to find a way to make his crazy ideas come to life. I learned this early on when I first started shooting with him, which led to an incredible friendship more than seven years ago. Terry and I have shot in more unique locations than we can even count, but this past April topped everything.
When I got a call from Terry asking if I wanted to fly to Florida to shoot him riding on water he didn’t even get a chance to finish his sentence before I screamed, “Yes!” The next thing I knew I was chest deep in a lake at 5:00am shooting photos of Terry playing Jesus as the sun was coming up behind him.
I got a handful of good shots from the morning, but this one where Terry is doing a plastic man and the sun is between his arms like he’s holding it on his shoulders quickly became my favorite BMX photo I’ve ever shot.
I have to give a huge thank you to Terry for inviting me to be a part of his special Red Bull project, and I also have to give him props for being able to do some really crazy shit where most riders wouldn’t be able to do anything at all.
This photo sat on my hard drive for seven months, but finally got to see the light of day when the 2014 Flatland Calendar was released, and I can’t think of a better photo for the cover this year! Calendars are free and come with every order you make on flatlandfuel.com while supplies last.
Date Shot: April 20, 2013
Location: Orlando, Florida
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8
Focal Length: 80mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Check out Tony’s portfolio here.
More of Terry’s riding can be seen here.
You can see a little more of how this shot happened from this video.
After the Fit DVD promo that dropped yesterday, it’s now Dan’s Comp’s turn to drop a trailer for their long awaited DVD “Roll Call”. With a stacked up team like theirs you can only expect something amazing! Filmed and edited by the busiest filmer in BMX, Stew Johnson, it will be available late November 2013.
Come watch this new video of Terry cruising around Manhattan College and introducing BMX to some of their students.
Hitchhiker to backwards peg wheelie to whip to signature Terry Adams power growl.
From riding on water to stuffing a whole sandwich in his mouth, a day in Terry Adams’s life is definitely not typical.
When Terry puts out an edit, I’m always amazed at the incredible spots he finds, and this one in Monterrey is no exception. He snaps off some flatland bangers, and shows more of a street influence in his setup and riding lately. I’m looking forward to seeing where he takes it. Then again, I feel like he can literally ride anything, anywhere, and kick ass. Check him out, he’s dialed.