Gif(t) Images: Series One

Hi. Welcome to the first edition of Gif(t) Images. This is where I’ll be giving you the gift of several GIF sequences that I’ve shot in recent history. You get the pun, right? Giving you a GIF image as a gift. Or something. Let’s just explain the concept here… It’s quite obvious that the advent of digital cameras and the rapid technical progression of BMX has left photographers shooting more sequences than ever. Sometimes those sequences are just that: a sequence of images meant to be laid next to one another. These days, though, most people try to shoot what some of you may know as a “seamless sequence” or “morph sequence.” That’s basically what you see directly below: two Bruno Hoffman’s in one image, using the “peak action” to correctly show what went down. Much like everything in life, this is done in Photoshop. But, there’s often a lot of frames that get left out of the final image. And there in lies the idea behind Gif(t) Images…

Fair warning: some of the GIF’s are fairly large, so they’ve been broken into separate pages. Wait for them to load properly and every photo is available larger if you wanna click it.

Bruno Hoffman – Icepick-to-wallride
I was actually a huge fan of this photo (the unique shape of the ledges, the shadow that intersects the photo, and the elusive overhead angle) and wanted to use it in Ride, but as things sometimes go, Garrett did a manual-to-barspin-wallride at the same spot and we needed a photo of him for this year’s NORA Cup article, so that photo made the cut and this photo has basically been sitting around. Bruno made this look incredibly simple in about eight tries, but the pop he gets out of this flat ledge ice is absolutely unreal.