Contributor Archives: Rich Odam
I felt an ass grab the other day, it reminded me to write a blog for Bneeth. No going back. The majority of the time we shoot photos with some sort of an idea of what the final image will be, our minds predict the outcome and our eyes see the proof. Job done. Read more
Always searching for something different to broaden my photographic interest, I found myself purchasing a Hasselblad Xpan camera at the beginning of 2012. This body in particular is a true Panoramic camera, meaning it will use the length of almost 2 regular 35mm frames to produce one long analog image. In the past, consumer cameras had a “Panorama” feature, which in short cropped a regular frame from the top and bottom and would give the shooter the appearance of a panoramic image. Read more
I’ve been on the road since October of 2011, only to come back recently from Barcelona Spain where I spent a month with a group of guys from the DC Canada Skate team shooting an article for SBC Skateboard magazine.
While on this long stint away from home I spent lots of time shooting with 35mm film on a couple different cameras, documenting the people I was with and places I’ve travelled to. Las Vegas, Toronto, Niagara, Canton OH, Los Angeles and Barcelona where some of the places I called home during this long stint. I didn’t always having the luxury of a Pro Camera Shop close-by to buy the type of film that I’m used to shooting. Even though this can really be a drag, I wasn’t going to let it to stop me from shooting film. Instead I started buying “consumer” marketed film at stores like Souvenir shops, Walgreens, Walmart, Target and pretty much anywhere that had 35mm film available. Read more
Skateboarding takes me to a lot of different locations, not just geographically divided but also socially “class” divided. As skateboarders we don’t judge the location we skate in, we just judge the quality of the spot. If the spots sucks we don’t bother with it. If it’s good, whether it’s in a High Class Suburban neighborhood of Vancouver or a gang infested hood of Los Angeles or San Diego, we will skate it. Its that simple. Read more
It has come and it’s here to stay (for a while at least). The dreaded winter weather of our beloved country has arrived. Sure, it’s great news for all the snowboarders, but shitty news for all skateboarders for whom the rain and snow will keep indoors. This is the time our minds begin to process ideas at full speed when thinking of where to travel and chase a combination of the sun, the warmer weather, and the endless skate spots.