Published on May 25th, 2013 | by Angela Slamsbury
The Big O: Photo Highlights
The Big O is a flat track roller derby invitational tournament that features teams that play women’s, men’s and junior roller derby. The Emerald City Roller Girls host this annual event in Eugene, Oregon. Co-hosting this year was Eugene’s men’s roller derby league, the Lane County Concussion. To learn more about the Big O, please see their website, http://www.thebigotournament.com.
Jonathon Works has always had a relationship with photography… “I never dreamed of becoming a photographer.” After spending his twenties and early thirties working in the high-tech world of computers, he realized that he loved interacting with people and telling their story through photography. “I’ve been photographing the sport of roller derby in the Northwest since 2009. I’d like to think I’m rescuing the world from lame photography one photo at a time.” He photographs over half a dozen WFTDA, MRDA & USARS leagues all over Northern California & Southern Oregon. His photos can be seen here: http://facebook.com/worksphoto
James McDaniel started getting more serious about photography after 14 years with Microsoft as a Program Manager and video game producer. Living in Seattle, he’s been photographing flat and banked-track roller derby since mid-2012, primarily the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds adult league and the I-5 Rollergirls junior team. He also shoots for Grave Danger from the Rat City Rollergirls, the Rainier Roller Girls, the Seattle Derby Brats and the TTRB Peeps whenever he gets the chance. Besides roller derby, James also does pet photography for MEOW Cat Rescue and is creator and curator of [UN]disposed, a Tossed & Found Film project that has had four exhibits in the Seattle area. His photos can be seen here: http://facebook.com/JamesMcDanielPhotos.
My name is David Costa and I live in Fresno CA. My Derby name is Sharp Shoot-Her and I have been shooting derby for almost 6 years. I started when my wife joined a local league. I have never owned a camera before, so I had to learn derby and photography at the same time. My home league is the V Town Derby Dames from Visalia CA. I shoot regularly for about 10 leagues up and down Central CA. I hope to shoot more WFTA bout and events this year. I consider my style of shooting to be editorial in nature. My shots are known for the vibrant colors and peak action. My photos can be seen here: www.Facebook.com/davidcostaphotography and www.davidcostaphotography.com
Masonite Burn is derbylife’s annual photo contest winner for 2012. The guy’s got mad photography skills, and he’s simply awesome to everyone around him. Learn more about Masonite Burn here and see his photos on Facebook and on Flickr.
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