Our Associate Editor, Jordan Powell, shares his favorites from the past year.
Farmington, New Mexico
“In my opinion, there were two covers this year that stood out as the best. The first one is Donn Maeda's shot of Jake Weimer out at Ryan Villopoto's house. It's the classic scrub shot, but what makes this cover so awesome is that the picture appears to be 3-D. Shane Kinman did a great job of laying it out, and it just worked really well. The second cover, and definitely my favorite, is Chris Kinman's shot of Eli Tomac blasting through the sand dunes in Farmington, New Mexico. It's different than anything else we usually shoot, simply because it's in the dunes. The sand flying off the knobs of the tires almost creates an awe affect, and I usually find myself staring at it for a few minutes before I actually open the magazine.”
Riding At Todd Potter’s
May 15, 2012
“Choosing a favorite photo gallery is definitely not an easy task because there are so many great photos throughout the site. If I had to narrow it down, though, I would say that the freestyle photos are the best because it gives the shooter the opportunity to be more creative. This is why I chose Riding At Todd Potter's as my favorite. Potter's FMX playground features tons of natural hits, elevations changes, and even some ramps. It's always a good time when we get invited out there, and hopefully we can do it again soon!”
Trey Canard “Back In The Saddle”
August 15, 2012
I think my favorite photo would be of Trey Canard in the online photo gallery called, "Trey Canard Back In The Saddle." Donn Maeda went out to Oklahoma to film with Justin Bogle for Kickstart 4 at Trey's house, and it happened to be Canard's first week back on his bike since he horrific crash early on in the year. To see Trey whipping his bike around again definitely gave me the chills because, to be honest, I wasn't sure Trey was going to be coming back to motocross after that crash. So, it was definitely a blessing to see that, and I can't wait to see Canard back at the races!
Ocotillo Wells with Rockstar Energy Suzuki
December 3, 2012
Ocotillo Wells, California