Our athletic cuts are made to move. So we tapped one of our favorite photographers Matt Johnson to capture some of our best basics in motion.
In a three-part photo story we’re calling our Play Series, we asked Matt to head out on location and shoot everyday athletes doing their thing.
For our Play Series, Pt. 2: BMX, we feature BMXer Aaron Nardi.
Matt on Aaron:
It was a pleasure to get a sense of the Los Angeles BMX community through Aaron. After a couple street scouting days I was eventually given Aaron’s number. I told him about the project, and he reached out on his phone and through social media to see if there were any other riders both in town, and without injury, who could meet up. I connected with Aaron and Taylor the next day and watched them inspect the dirt jumps, admire the progress fellow riders have made on them over the years. Listened to them discuss other discreet locations that the community was working on converting, or unlucky spots that had been destroyed—I was excited by the notion that all these guys were keeping in touch with each other in order keep alive what they were passionate about.
Location: Orange County, California
Photos by Matt Johnson
Interview by Shannon Randall