We speak to Ian Cairney whose image 'Superman Seat Grab' was recently voted winner in the Skill category of the 'AMB Photography Awards - presented by Shimano'.
“We’d just spent a day at the trails – it’s sort of a secret location in Sydney - and this is Tom Wrigley who was doing some seatgrabs and I managed to get a photo of him.
“I think this was taken last August and I wasn’t super good at taking photos at that time, so I was super-stoked the way it came out – it was probably my best ever photograph at that time.
“When I was a kid I used to do stuff on GoPro cameras and it’s just progressed from there. This picture was taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens.
“I’m pretty much self-taught in terms of photography, but I’ve also been getting some good advice from other people.
“I’ve just finished school and have been doing a gap year. I’ve done a bit of travelling and went to the Fort William World Cup round which was sick and also got some good photos there as well.”
2nd: Ben Sykes, ‘smoke whip’
3rd equal: matt wood, ‘rocks for days’
3rd equal: ben karalus, ‘setting the table’