Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Pole Camera


1987- I had always wanted to shoot a skate photo with a pole cam. I think I got the idea from a photo a surf photog had shot. I mounted my Nikon FM2 with a 16mm fisheye on a tripod head and mounted that on a mono-pod and hooked up a squeeze bulb shutter release with the hose coiled around the pole. I shot a roll of black and white and a roll of color, one shot on each came out nicely. I really wanted to get our two shadows in the photo as a reference to show how far above coping Chris Miller’s frontside air was and to show that I was using a pole cam. I think our shadows in the upper right of the photo tells the whole story, I will stop now.

2 comments:

James Woe said...

this is a great shot...i saw it on 4q conditioning...and in i think, thrasher years ago...sweet pic. thanks for it. james

German said...

I thought you shot this with a
pentax k1000.

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