Red Bull Illume photographer Ricky Adam’s eagerly anticipated book Destroying Everything (... Seems like the only option) is to be released in May. Whilst Destroying Everything documents Adam’s background in the BMX and hardcore punk scene, the photo book is not based on any one particular theme – it is more focused on attitude or lifestyle. The concept came about when Adam began going through his collection and found that his images, although taken in different locations and situations, were all inextricably linked.
"It’s not a book about ‘BMX’ or a book about (for lack of a better word) ‘punk’. It’s a collection of photographs of people who do their own thing their own way and live life from the heart, no matter what the consequences. They say the heart rules the mind. It’s the only way to live my life..." says Adam.
Adam’s photographs capture a raw culture. “A lot of the subjects I photograph have a self-destructive personality – (I’m going to include myself in that category as well). I think everyone is self destructive in one sense or another. It’s all part of being human.”
Destroying Everything will be published in the middle of May and is available for USD $39.99 at independent bookstores, Amazon and on rickyadamphoto.com. For more info head over to Adam’s website.
BMX fans and photographers have another reason to be excited as the Red Bull Empire of Dirt returns to London on the 19/20 May. With 34 of the world’s top riders competing at London’s magnificent Alexandra Palace, the venue forms the perfect stage for dramatic jumps against a backdrop of London’s iconic skyline.
Red Bull Empire of Dirt is the brainchild of BMX legend, Kye Forte. “We plan to make the 2012 Red Bull Empire of Dirt course the most challenging ever seen with oversized features, motocross style jumps and snowboard type hits,” says Forte.
Check out the details here.