Staff photographer Bart Jones was Jonesing for a Vermont trip so he took Chris "Cookie" Colbourn, Jordan Maxham, Antonio Durao, Colin Hale, and filmer James Buchmann on July 9.
The Skateboard Mag 153 - Contents
Camera Gear Used: Nikon D4, couple flashes if needed.
Tell us a little bit about yourself as a photographer.
Total Fucking Trash and one of the best skateboard photographers in the world.
What was your plan for July 9, 2016?
Why did you pick your location and crew?
I've almost been to every state in the US, but not Vermont so I wanted to check it out. I was talking to the filmer James Buchmann in the Berrics/TSM parking lot and he said he was going to Vermont with those dudes for the One Day thing, but he might not have photographer. I said I'd go if no one else was down, just talking, but then it actually worked out.
Would you consider July 9 to be a pretty typical day in skateboarding for you?
Maybe for those dudes, ‘cause they're total fucking skate rats to the max, which is fucking great. But, no, not for me. I generally don't skate a park in the morning and then hit spots all day then skate a park for another four hours at night. I would collapse, to say the least.
Explain your approach to shooting that day.
The cliche thing to say: Have fun. But I also wanted to fulfill the requirement, get those time stamp photos and cover just whatever else was going on that day. It rained most of day so kinda annoying, not really trying to get my camera stuff wet, ideally.
Colin Hale, nollie backside flip. Burlington VT. | Photo: Bart Jones
Who was your July 9 MVP?
Haha, hard to say, never really looked at it like that; not just saying to be nice, but I think everybody killed it with what we had to work with. With the weather and all.
What is your favorite image that you shot that day?
My fave is Antonio bombin' Cookie's backyard on a dirtboard. Jordan and Cookie claim they do it from the top of this hill above the house, but I never saw them do it. The rest of us only tried it from about the halfway point and we all ate shit. It was one of those moments where we headed back to house to chill out of the rain for a bit, but immediately got into some hijinks; everybody just crackin' up laughing, I love that shit.
Do you have any upcoming projects or plans, and where can we see more of your work?
Not really, I have a lot of ideas that'll get started but probably not finished, but hopefully something will surface. I do want to do a trip where I just get in my car and drive around the country, not across but around the outer limits; we'll see how that goes.
Preview One Day in Skateboarding 2016 with over 100 pages of quality photos in The Skateboard Mag issue 153. Video Doc. coming soon.