More Photographers Stories from the previous calendar year today, this time in the form of Reece Leung’s five favourites from his 2016 folder. Covering tales of poisonous spider bites, livid pedestrians, doubles with motocross bikes, ‘Metal Gear Solid’ missions to break into private car parks and scaffold scaling beanplants, the insight into the lengths needed to get that perfect photo continues!
Denis Lynn – roll in, Biarritz, France.
While on the Lé Denis Vans UK trip
Denis was always the centre of attention, a constant entertainment and annoyance throughout the week. He decided to sleep in the van rather than join everyone in the tents. This didn’t work out too well for him as one night he couldn’t hack sleeping in the van and so he thought it would be a good idea to sleep outside in the woods. He woke up to discover his face had been bitten multiple times by spiders and his face swelled up a treat just in time for this amazing spot in Biarritz. Denis
stayed in the van feeling sorry for himself, we got a short session in and then it pissed it down.
A couple of hours later we returned and everyone got a proper skate on, Denis felt lonely in the van and wanted to be the centre of attention so he decided to drop into the huge cobbled ‘tranny’. One thing led to another and he just decided was keen to do a roll in without warning anyone. His wheels couldn’t take it so he grabbed Sirus’ filmer board with bigger wheels. He continued to eye up the spot while looking like a battered Rocky Balboa, he could barely open his right eye. I got set up just in time before he decided to change his mind. After a lot of anticipation he went for it and was so close to skidding out at the bottom but managed to hold on and pull it off, this was one of the most ridiculous things I’ve witnessed for sure. After this he was once again the centre of attention and the world was normal again.