When he’s not delivering mail to the residents of Brighton, the mighty Joel Peck can be found trekking the length and breadth of the UK (and beyond) in search of worthy seven-ply sessions for him to point his lens at.
Over the course of 2013, Joel came through like The photographic Wu for the mag, and below you should be able to find his five favourite shots gathered over the course of the last twelve months.
Get stuck in now anyway – more Photographers Stories coming your way tomorrow…Jirka Bulin – ollie.
As soon as I got to Stockport on this day, Chris Barrett told me how, earlier, Jirka had ollied a massive double set that’s never been touched before and I should try to get him to do it again for a photo. Jirka wasn’t game though as he’d already hurt himself filming it and he had to go to work that afternoon. Nevertheless, we ended up there anyway to try and skate a bank outside the same building. Jirka was just sitting down watching, saying he couldn’t skate and I certainly wasn’t about to force him down this thing. Look at the bricks – it’s a horrible, horrible floor, even just to roll on and the flat between the stair sets is long. I’m not surprised it had never been skated before.
I got over the idea and started to skate the bank and it was only then that Jirka suddenly ran up, looked down it and called me over – “I’ll give it one pop, but no more. I might not be keen in a minute though, so I want to do it now”. After a panicked set-up from me, one pop was all he needed and he went straight to work down the road at McDonalds. This was used for his Working Class Hero at said eatery.