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Today I had the pleasure of being invited to photograph a scrimmage between the OC Roller Girls and the Inland Empire Derby Divas. This scrimmage was a bit of a drive as it was at the OC Roller Girls practice facility The Rinks: Huntington Beach Inline in Huntington Beach California. To say the rinks where impressive would be an understatement as they have to be the best training facility I have been to thus far.
So why shoot a scrimmage or a practice? Well like the skaters I need practice and a place to try out new ideas to keep everything fresh.
Big thanks to SPK and the rest of the Inland Empire Derby Divas for the invite and to the OC Roller Girls for letting me shoot at their great facility!
Ok today it all starts!
After a nine year journey in photography I have found something that excites me, the sport of roller derby. As you will see this actually started photographing derby last year after a facebook post “I want to photograph roller derby….anyone out there know anyone?” I actually got a few responses from a few friends and as you can see I was hooked.
This was not my first experience with the sport, I used to wake up early in the morning on Saturday to watch replays of the T-Birds back in the late 70′s. Whats not to like after all? Girls on skates, great story not so much unlike wrestling and people flying everywhere. I guess that kid is still alive in me to this day.
Look I am new to this sport still, my connections are limited to a few teams in Southern California. If you are a player in the area please let me know about you and your team by dropping me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you will discover I am not just an action photographer, I also a portrait photographer. Wanna be a featured Tough Girls On Eight Wheels? Drop me a line and tell me your derby name, team and what your idea is for your photo shoot as I can make it happen.