PHOTO JOURNAL: Sam DeAngelis #3

Front Farf Gap Back Backslide to Fakie

This past week I had a great opportunity to shoot some pictures with Franco Cammayo. I met the Valo rider as he got off work in Brooklyn, New York. Franco works at Thursday’s Child, which is an Early Intervention program serving the needs of children diagnosed with PDD/Autism. We headed right up to Williamsburg, located between Brooklyn and Manhattan, in search for new spots. We came across this beer distributor with an up rail, which lead to a series of iceboxes, and it seemed to catch Franco’s attention. I didn’t think it was possible, but after only a couple tries, Franco laced this Front Farf up to Back Backslide across the first icebox and landed fakie. For this shot I used two strobes, one on either side of me, to illuminate the entire scene. Be sure to look of for some new clips of Franco in the upcoming Valo video titled “We Are Valo 4.” Not only is Franco Cammayo a stand up guy and a vital industry representative, but he also continues to push rollerblading to the next level with his unique trick styling.

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Tri-State Skate - Monday, May 10th, 2010

Yea Sam! #3 in like 2 months! Keep up the work champion!

AOR - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010


Al - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

This is street !!!!!

Jeff Hughes - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010


David Toro - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Beast! Awesome job Sam.

Valo fam - Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Valo 4Life is the name of the 4th Valo video p.s.

Adam Morris - Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Yes! Great trick!

Beastmaster - Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

That pic/spot/trick/steeze is amazing! Probably one of the best pics I have seen in a long time. Should have saved it for print!

Great job! Both to Sam and Franco.