Eric Palmer / April 5th, 2010 / Photo Journal
PHOTO JOURNAL: Eric Palmer #1

Switch AO Top Porn

Chris and I are the only two rollers in the small town of Stellenbosch, an hour’s drive from Cape Town in South Africa. Me being a photographer, and him killing it, we work quite well together. He was keen to go and skate this rail at a local school, and had big things in mind. He warmed up with a few back roys, waiting for the sun to go down, then got this Switch AO Top Porn clean second go (the first time he just grabbed the rail a bit). Next, he tried a true porn, before moving onto what he rally wanted, but it didn’t work out too well, and he missed, catching the last upright quite solidly between the legs. That ended the session, but we’ll be back for sure to get the pic we set out for.

Shooting this spot was a bit tricky. The rather narrow passageway meant I needed to place my flashes quite tight around the landing, with one on either side. I always love a bit of rim light, and placed a flash top right of the stairs for that, and to project a shadow on the wall. Could’ve been a bit quicker on the trigger to get the entire shadow in, but the most important bits are in, so I can live with it. — Eric Palmer

Discussion / PHOTO JOURNAL: Eric Palmer #1

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  • Frank - April 6th, 2010

    Eric this is a sick pic man!! You and Chris do make a good team!!

  • korompilas - April 7th, 2010

    Nice Eric! clean photo, dope trick.

  • Scott Moffat - April 7th, 2010

    Sick photo man! I have been checking your stuff out on for a while now, it’s cool to see you getting some posts on here. This lighting is clean.

  • Sam DeAngelis - April 13th, 2010

    what a great shot! keep it up eric!

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