Photographers Stories 2013 - Sam Ashley.

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He might now be officially the photo editor of Kingpin, but over the course of 2013 Sam Ashley still found time to contribute to the mag on a regular basis, be on it on trips or working on interviews for us.

Have a click through the pages below for his five handpicked shots from the last twelve months and the story behind each…

Chris Oliver – ollie.

1-Chris Oliver, ollie

We shot this on the deadline day for Chris’ WORD interview. I’d seen a photo of this thing on Ged Wells’ Instagram and after a bit of Google Street view action I reckoned I had a pretty good idea where it was… Since it was unfinished I thought it was probably going to be a bust, but if you don’t try you never know.

Anyway we ended up finding it pretty quick and after rolling around on it for about 10 minutes we figured that there was no security so we rigged up the fence thing and
began to shoot. I think it was probably the sound of the fence falling that must have woken the security guard; whatever it was, we were getting busted. He was cool enough to give us 5 more minutes and Chris landed it pretty quick. It’s actually pretty gnarly, not just the height but the distance from bump to bump is really long, and if you land a bit short you just stop.

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