Chief Street Halloween Jam 2014

Adelaide had a reason to be afraid yet again this Halloween. This years pre City Dirt Jam was my first time going, and it was pretty much all the hype i’d heard and more. Much more. There was a few crazy things done on the bikes and everyone got a good ride in before the rain came after dark. That didn’t stop the party as everyone there had come in a Halloween spirit.

I’ll let the photographs do the talking…

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Adelaide City Dirt Almost-Octoberfest Jam 2014.

For the second year in a row i went over to Adelaide for the Halloween weekend of BMX festivities. There was the Chief Street Halloween party jam on the Friday night, City Dirt’s ‘Almost-Octoberfest’ Jam on the Saturday and Nathan Parker’s Jam at his ‘Herm Trails’ spot north of the city. It was all time, action packed and fun as anything.

Here are a selection of my favorite photos from Saturday at City Dirt.

A big thanks to all the riders who killed it and showed us what it’s like to fly all weekend.

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Nathan Parker’s dirt-jump-jam.

Lots of work has gone into this backyard dirt-jump setup near Adelaide in South Australia. Nathan did an awesome job getting these things smooth and ready to go for a bunch of people who turned up on a Sunday afternoon. Even with enough lights to ride well into the night. I’m sure to see more from this place in the future with another return line planned and Nathan keen to make things bigger and better. Well done mate, it was a great night with some guys who love what you got going on here.

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Adelaide City Dirt Octoberfest 2013

 Octoberfest Jam at Adelaide CIty Dirt was on yesterday. Here are my photos from the day. The first image is from early on in the morning before the crowds came down. Being Australia’s only public jumps park in a city is a very cool thing, and the builders have done an amazing job. citydirt_empty_october_2013Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_bnw_3table_webresAdelaide_citydirt_OCT13_cornerhip_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_backflip_over_rider_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_360look_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_bradmas_superman_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_3dip_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_3click_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_bnw_tbog_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_onefoot_onehand_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_onefoot_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_hip_train_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_snm_webres Adelaide_citydirt_OCT13_nohands_webres

Roebourne Regional Prison Footy Team

A couple of months ago i spent a weekend taking photos of a Aussie Rules footy competition in Roebourne for the local paper. It was part of the NAIDOC festival, organised by the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation. The teams were all local or from close towns. I shot all saturday and Sunday, but it wasn’t until part way through Sunday that i was informed that the guys in yellow with RRP written on their backs are from the prison. I was advised by one of the guards. He approached me and said that i shouldn’t take their photo for privacy reasons. By this time i had a few hundred shots. So stopped with them, and focused on other teams. It wasn’t a problem. I moved on.

I’ve wondered about uploading these images for a while, and can’t see a issue. But for their privacy, which i respect, i have blurred out any of their faces in these shots. What do you think? Did i need too? The paper ended up printing a spread of my images from the weekend but i didn’t submit the ones below as i feel they have a different story to what the paper needed.

They can’t sit in storage without being seen. This is the place for them. So, here you go.