Photo Of The Day | April 6th 2017

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In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

If you’ve seen our latest issue, then you already know that 2016’s 250SX East Coast Supercross champ graces the cover aboard his RIDE365.com/Stewart Racing Suzuki. Malcolm’s year since winning that title has been filled with ups and downs, and when I spent time at his Haines City, FL home shooting with him we dove into the entire story of how his current ride came to be along with all of the highs and lows to get to that point. Since the issue just made it’s way to newsstands, this shot makes for a perfect photo of the day as this shot wasn’t one that made it into the feature. I shot while Malcolm geared up for his practice moto, and this image stuck out to me as extra-rad because of all the plates behind him that tell his entire story without words. From left to right are his amateur number all the way to his championship plate, current number, and of course his brother James’ iconic #7. That’s Malcolm’s career up to this point and his relationship with his brother all summed up in the background of one shot – dig it!

Working with any athlete is a privilege and fun to collaborate, and Malcolm was no different. He was open-minded, down to shoot anything, and also gave one of the most honest interview’s I’ve conducted in a while. Whether you’re a fan or not, pick a copy up and learn more about the trials and tribulations of Malcolm’s success and always remember that things aren’t always what they seem from the outside looking in. Thanks for keeping it real, Malcolm.

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PHOTO INFORMATION
Photographer | Mike Emery
Camera | Nikon D5
Lens | Nikon 300mm f2.8
Shutter Speed | 1/500
Aperture | 4.0
ISO | 320
Flash | Not Used