Thursday, October 31, 2013

El Socorro

These pictures are from a house of a small community of about 80 people in Costa Rica. I am currently filming a mini documentary about a group of women who make shampoos and other skin creams in order to make a living here. Not a bad view, eh? When there are no clouds, apparently you can see the Pacific..

I have not been updating this blog because I am updating another, documenting my Costa Rican experience. If you want to see those photos, check out

Monday, October 14, 2013


Link is a rad dude from San Jose. He comes to Francisco's on the weekends sometimes and is always about progressing. It is so cool watching these dudes throw down and learn. People of all levels come here from all over Costa Rica to progress their riding. That is what is so cool about this place; anyone can ride and learn no matter how good they are!

This sticker. Yes.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hope Progression Park

Today, I woke up at 8 and headed to my friend Francisco's place. We rode the whole day and progressed for sure! I learned new tricks as well as Francisco. Here is what I came out with, enjoy!

Francisco Matamoros and Jimmy "El Toro" Torres, the two guys I have been putting in the most hours with digging


11 year old. And he was getting these extended!

This one is was actually taken by Francisco, but too good not to put up
Regular super seater to tailwhip
Opposite super seater to opposite tailwhip! Francisco KILLS it

Francisco and Gama simultaneously toboganning. But no, they did not stop there...

Yup, double tailwhips almost perfectly in sync!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sam Buchanan

The other day a good friend and I headed out on a photo mish to this empty pool. After a solid sesh we headed to another spot in another location and got a few snaps there. Here is what we came out with!

Frontside air

Kickflip to fakie on a nice and steep bank

Hi consequences for not landing this right...board to water

Sam Buchanan from brian raphael on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Oregon Road Tripping

The other week Kai and I drove up to Mt. Hood in Oregon to film Arma Energy/Evil bike team. It was an awesome experience full of good times and friend making. Mikey Sylvestri took 1st, Cody Warren took 2nd, and John Keep took 7th! Here are the photos I came out with, edits will be coming soon.. Enjoy
Some awesome scenery in Oregon
Mikey and his RC crawler

Mikey Sylvestri and Cody Warren everyone. These kids can ride bikes

The dopest of the dopest of bikes

Mikey floating above some rocks

Same angle, different lines

John Keep coming in hard

Mikey making it look easy to pretty much bunyhop style it off a tiny rock

Mikey mid race run to take the win!

Following Cody on a super sick slide that weaves its way down the hill under the lift
The trip ended with Kai and I randomly meeting up with the team on the way home from the race at a rad skatepark in Redmond. It was so fun to ride with them, but I had to break out the camera just before we left. Here we have Mikey in flip flops, Cody boosting that sheit, and John with the nacs