2012 Staff Picks : Brendan Lutes

With only days remaining in the year, we look back and share our favorite images and videos from the past 12 months. Our edit staff will share their choices, one by one, starting with Photo Editor Brendan Lutes.

Favorite Cover

Eli Tomac
October Issue
Farmington, New Mexico

“We had a lot of good covers this year, but the one that stood out the most to me was Chris Kinman’s shot of Eli Tomac in the New Mexico sand dunes during filming for Kickstart 4: The Final Chapter. The image is almost surreal with the way the sand is flying off every knobby on his front tire, and it’s a totally different cover shot than anything we’ve ever had in the past.”