After an early start on a crispy December morning, we linked up with Tim Kemp, Harry and Jack from Flow Style coaching and Jacob Gibbins from Aspect Media to capture some new photography for our website relaunch project. As fans of Jacob’s photography and his work on the MTB race scene, we were pumped to have him working with us here at Upper Downs.
We all met up at the High and Over viewpoint on the hills nearby to our local riding spot Friston Forest to check out the morning light and assess our options. We decided to head straight into the trails in Friston to shoot the loamy, mossy segments of the old Downhill track. The morning was spent with the boys sessioning the jumps and berms with Jacob taking control and directing the photography. We then headed further into the forest to hit up some more suitable locations and varied scenery.
Our aim of the day was not only to capture trail riding photography, but also some landscapes shots of the South Downs and Cuckmere Valley. With this being our local MTB playground and where Upper Downs was conceived, it had special significance for us. We headed back to the High and Over viewpoint which looks out to our local trails in Friston Forest and has an awesome view of the South Downs, Cuckmere river and Seven Sisters cliffs. The remaining couple of hours of light were spent capturing shots in this stunning location before heading to the local pub for a well deserved pint and to discuss our forthcoming Neo jacket.
A big thank you to everyone involved in the shoot. Next stop, Spring photography in Wales with our final prototypes!