Friends Through The Lens - Devon Denham

"It's a shame that the new generation might not get to experience the feeling of seeing their first photo in print."

16 Nov 2015

Words and Photos by Devon Denham

BMX media is changing and the amount of outlets to view it are shrinking year after year. With that being said I am still grateful that there are a few left that appreciate BMX photography when we're in a generation that has a split second attention span. I do think some of the reasons BMX photos aren't as popular as they used to be are due to popularity of web videos, loss of magazines, and little to no print ads but I think there are a small group of riders (maybe older) that appreciate a properly shot riding photo. Personally the reasons why I still shoot BMX are for the same reasons I started and that is traveling, friends, and the same rush a rider gets from landing a trick they worked for I would get that same feeling when i get the shot of them.

It's a shame that the new generation might not get to experience the feeling of seeing their name in a magazine or seeing their first photo in print. I know I always enjoyed it and it pushed me to shoot more. At one point I became addicted to the challenge of getting a photo in print. Anyways, this is for all the riders out there that appreciate BMX photography and understand what it's like to lug around 40lbs of camera equipment while your friends are a block ahead of you.