Photographers Stories 2013 – Chris Johnson.

Each day this week we’ll be bringing you Photographers Stories recaps from both Sidewalk staff and our regular contributors.

Starting things off we have Sidewalk staffer Chris Johnson – have a click through below for his five favourite shots from 2013 and the tale behind each, then check on back tomorrow for more…

Mark Burrows – Slob air.

With a couple of heavy snowfalls pretty much writing off the tail end of 2012 and the early days of 2013, time was running out to get up to Scotland and finish Paul Silvester’s ‘Flexible Heads’ feature as his second child was due at any time. After a few days up in Scotland, Paul had some work and family duties to attend to, giving me chance to get over to Saughton in Edinburgh as a heavy session was unfolding on a freezing cold Tuesday night in February.

Having only met Mark in passing a few years earlier and at this point not following him on Instagram, I was completely unaware of how hard he goes for it on any given evening. The dude has two kids, a missus and works as a plasterer throughout the week and he still skates more than somebody half his ago with zero responsibilities. The dude is testament to keeping things in perspective and never loosing sight or getting bogged down by life as the years roll by.

Straight after we shot this, he proceeded to tear through the rest of the park and with Adam Paris alongside him shot an insane doubles photo despite a thick mist covering the now lethal concrete a meter or so below him. There’s no half measures on the other side of the border!


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