In a constant effort to work faster with a field camera, I have been making portraits. To get the depth of field I desire the subject can’t move at all. For example, in this photograph the depth of field is so shallow that the front wheel of the scooter is out of focus. This requires me to compose, focus, meter, slide in the film holder, and actuate the shutter extremely quick.
There are park scooter riders and then there’s riders like Jon. I could watch an entire video part of him riding bowls. This isn’t street inspired park riding. It’s carving, flowing, slashing, airing, and it’s great. Scooter riding on transition seems limited when you are avoiding coping dancing and air combos landing on flat. Watching Jon ride this bowl felt like he could keep going, and he did. I stood on top of a staircase and watched him film. After he was done filming he kept doing run after run.