Rolling Thunder

CompanyMRJ Bacalso
PhotographerNino Jim Bacalso
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

In skateboarding, we don't have parameters. we don't need to stay between any lines. There is no such thing as limits. The world is our stadium and nothing is out of bounds. Skateboarding teaches the lessons of life better than anything else. Sometimes things comes naturally, easily. Sometimes it takes just one try. Other times you fall. So you get up and try again and again. You push harder. You make adjustments. And give yourself time to breath. You acknowledge the risks, but set the fear aside. Because you know how the reward will feel. You know that it's worth. Skateboarders are naturally more calm, relaxed and resilient than most other people. And it makes sense, given the nature of what we do each day. Rolling Thunder is a project that started since last year and is purely dedicated to skateboarding, . All photos were taken using fujifilm x-cameras. This series expresses a lot about the character of street skateboarding. On how a skateboarder conquers the odds in order to land a trick. For me to able to capture that decisive moment whether in geometrical framing, motion or in minimalistic way is a pleasure to do and I am very blessed to be part of that moment.

Story

In skateboarding, we don't have parameters. we don't need to stay between any lines. There is no such thing as limits. The world is our stadium and nothing is out of bounds. Skateboarding teaches the lessons of life better than anything else. Sometimes things comes naturally, easily. Sometimes it takes just one try. Other times you fall. So you get up and try again and again. You push harder. You make adjustments. And give yourself time to breath. You acknowledge the risks, but set the fear aside. Because you know how the reward will feel. You know that it's worth. Skateboarders are naturally more calm, relaxed and resilient than most other people. And it makes sense, given the nature of what we do each day. Rolling Thunder is a project that started since last year and is purely dedicated to skateboarding, . All photos were taken using fujifilm x-cameras. This series expresses a lot about the character of street skateboarding. On how a skateboarder conquers the odds in order to land a trick. For me to able to capture that decisive moment whether in geometrical framing, motion or in minimalistic way is a pleasure to do and I am very blessed to be part of that moment.

About Photographer

Nino Jim or Jim is a full time Marine Surveyor / Consultant. He has a a burning passion for skateboarding, documentary and street photography. He was born on 6th August 1984 in Cebu, Philippines. Jim started his passion for photography when he got his first DSLR camera back in 2009. Since then he has ventured into various formats as well as his favorite system, the Fujifilm X-System. His photographic inspirations come from the interplay between humans and their surroundings. His type of street photography seeks to isolate the human element and directly focuses towards it using the cityscape as a stark material contrast. He brings this documentary street photography style to some of his freelance part time photography works. He is also into documentary, wedding, skateboarding and event photography. Using only available natural light and candid approach, he seeks to document life as it happens on the streets. His photographs use mostly using high contrast black and white. He seeks to eliminate colors because of the distraction it give to the subject and scenery. He tries to bring story and emotion to the viewer.