We are presenting a documentary film about photography at Thieving Harry’s on Friday 18th March. The screening features four of the world’s best BMX photographers, Matty Lambert, Eisa Bakos, Lucho Vidales and Jason Colledge.
We find out about how each photographer started out and how they got to where they are now with insights along the way of what gear they use and why and their thoughts on photography.
The film is 30 minutes long and will be shown around 8.30pm.
This event is free to attend. Food and drinks will be served from 7pm.
Frayed Magazine is proud to present a series of film portraits with four of the best BMX & lifestyle photographers in the world.
We spent a day with each photographer as they shot photos with a BMX rider.
Coming soon online & in print.
In a world drowning under a plethora of selfies, it makes sense to remember a time when the only form of photographic instant-reflection-gratification came from the mystical, magical Polaroid. A truly meritocratic format: decadent, glossy and open to those who could afford it, the results were the same regardless of expertise or experience. Since its introduction to the mass market in 1972, it has been exploited and utilised by artists, amateurs and various shady types who preferred not to pay for processing at the local chemists, for fear of arrest or embarrassment. The heartfelt and sincere affection held by many for the pose & peel school of photography is hard to fathom and articulate, but stems from a longstanding love and devotion to all things analogue: a firm, unfailing grip on a legacy of pictorial nostalgia.
With a tireless work ethic that has seen SKATERS go from strength to strength in 2013. We look forward to what is set to be an amazing year ahead for the Anglo American Four piece. With their inaugural album ’Manhattan’ to be released in February and the solid backing of Warner Bros. Records we feel a huge sense of pride that the band looks upon Hull as it’s second home.
Who: Reverend and The Makers. Yorkshire’s own indie pop legends fronted by ‘The Reverend” John McClure.
Where: The Welly Club. Iconic nightclub and music venue famous for messy nights, massive hangovers and amazing music.
Mike Curley. 20 years old. BMX rider. In BMX, Mike is one of the young up and comers. Sponsored by a number of companies who give him free parts and clothes and pay for him to travel around the world all because he rides a BMX. It’s safe to say things are going well for him.
I met Mike not long after he started riding 7 years ago. I was getting into BMX myself and began riding at Mike’s local indoor skatepark Interact in my home town of Burnley.
I was never really that good and found it hard to progress. Like most filmmakers and photographers in BMX, I got out my camera and started to take photos of the people who were already good. I also had an interest in graphic design and with a copy of Photoshop and some t-shirt templates I designed a few tees, scraped together my pay from stacking shelves at Wilkinson’s and got them printed. Anyone who knows about BMX and for those that don’t, the best way to promote your brand is to create videos of people riding a BMX in your clothes and put them on the internet. I was new to it so while I was failing miserably to land barspins, I noticed Mike who was 15 at the time and flowing around the park. He was definitely one of the best riders there.
This was the start of Mike getting out there and being noticed for web videos. We’ve created eleven so far and from where we started, I’ve seen a huge amount of progression and character develop. We have become good friends and it’s been pretty cool to see someone who I’ve known for 5 years get to where he is now.
Mike came to stay with me for 3 days in March and in those 3 days we shot the photos and video for this article; something which shouldn’t have been possible. As Mike mentions, he has a real drive for what he does and he proved this in his web video for Frayed Magazine.
During his stay in Hull, we sat down for 10 minutes and we chatted about where it all started, his feeling on BMX and where he wants to take it.
Antique dealers have come and gone over the years in East Yorkshire. Through times of boom, prosperity and growth to bleak years when property owners were literally posting keys through building society letter boxes. It’s not long before meeting Kevin that you realise there’s something unique and special about him and his own interpretation of an Aladdin’s cave; full of vintage furniture, retro goodies and a never ending offering of weird and wonderful trinkets. Some items bring back memories from childhood days and some simply don’t make sense. We’re not quite sure if all of it is supposed to but we gladly ask the question to find out how and why Kevin finds himself here at this point in his life.