Catch Up With Chris Ray – 2

It’s been an amazing last few months and the best time of the year is here, Summer! Summer is always the best for skateboarding because schools are out and we can enjoy skating the school yards all week instead of waiting for the weekends like the rest of the year.

I had the opportunity to work on another video part with one of my close friends and DC Shoes pro, Mikey Taylor. I always get stoked working with Mikey on projects because he’s very professional and puts a lot of trust in me. Anyone that makes videos knows how trust leads to the freedom of creativity and that’s important.

Check out the Mikey Taylor video part introducing his 2nd signature shoe from DC shoes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otUK0hj_ySg

A lifestyle project I shot along with Martin Fobes was with the artist known as “Mouse”. Mouse is famous in skateboarding for his art being stenciled on griptape and I’ve seen it all over the world. It was awesome to play with smoke and listen to how creative of a mind Mouse has. Martin did a great job on the edit.

Check out the DC Shoes X Mouse video:

In a crazy turn of events I was asked by DC shoes to come out and shoot a Moto project with a bunch of the biggest pro’s in motorcross. Not only had I never met these guys but, I had zero experience in shooting moto. With no experience I was really excited because I wanted to come out and shoot it in a way I pictured it and was hoping to bring a different look or feel to the video. I was able to shoot a bunch of jumps with a fisheye lens and got lucky none of the guys landed on me – ha! I’m stoked on the way the edit came out by Bobby Sorich. I can’t wait to get back out and shoot more moto. Those guys are awesome!

Check out the DC x Deft Family edit here:

My latest edit released was a concept presented that only few skaters can achieve. “Never Been Done’ is a video starring Chris Cole and he’s performing only tricks that have “Never Been Done”. It’s one of those projects that can be somewhat of a nightmare to work on because of the difficulty, but the payoff has been well worth it.

Check out Chris Cole’s “Never Been Done” for DC Shoes.

It’s going to be an amazing summer, but I’m most excited for the release of a secret edit coming out in August from DC Shoes. We spent 3 weeks in Tahiti shooting non-stop and pulled off something we weren’t sure was even possible. Be on the look out for that and plenty more of my work on the DC Shoes YouTube page and updates from my Instagram.