Having shot FMX for nearly ten years, it can be challenging to find new and interesting angles. While shooting at my friend Daice’s training area in Seto, Japan, I noticed I could actually crawl into and underneath the ramp set up that day. Important to note is this is something you would never be able to do at an event, for obvious safety reasons, and you get a LOT of dirt thrown at you each time someone jumps, so it’s not all that pleasant a shooting spot.
Once I was under the ramp though, I noticed I could use its unique lines (designed and built by Daice himself) to frame the riders as they were at the peak of their trick. After a few runs I was getting the hang of where to pre focus, and when the riders Gonta and Hitoshi came together I was able to get them both framed really well in the shot.
What I like best about this shot is, even though it was shot on an iPhone, it is still a unique FMX photo, shot from an angle I’m pretty sure I have never seen before.