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Words and photos by Marc Landry | Toronto Sports Photographer


February 11, 2010

Shooting at Joyride 150 – Part Deux


Anton Urtan, a local rider, asked me to shoot with a friend of his at Joyride 150.  The rider was Matthew Macduff,  a talented young rider who rides for Dobermann bikes.  I also invited Brett Rheeder to shoot with us.  I contacted Mark Summers, one of Joyride’s owners, about the possibility of using the park off-hours for this shoot.  I wanted to bring a little bit more equipment and with a full park it can make it difficult to setup where I need to.  Mark was very accommodating and more than happy to oblige.  I met everyone at the park at 10:00 and we started shooting.

The first thing I wanted to get were a few portraits of the guys on the deck with the park behind them. I even managed to get one of Mark.

Once the portraits were done we headed over into Matthew’s playground, the park.

I was really impressed with Matthew’s attitude and riding style. He has good energy and I had a fun time shooting with him.  Thanks for giving it yer all Matt.  Next, I moved back to the jump section to shoot with Brett.

Once the park opened to the public, and the big lines were shot, I headed back over to the park section with my Sigma 50mm f 1.4 for some gritty lifestyle shots.

I then finished off the day with some shots of the guys who build all the fun stuff you get to ride.

I wanted to have a bigger blog post on this shoot but it’s been a long 12hrs and I’ll have to call it for today.   Thanks to Anton, Matthew, Brett, Ty, Mark and all the staff at Joyride 150 for another great day of shooting.

If you haven’t been to Joyride yet, what are you waiting for.  The place is amazing and there is something there for every level of rider.

About the Author

Marc Landry is a Toronto, Ontario based action sports photographer. Honing his skills on local and World Cup cycling circuits, Marc has since expanded his subject matter to include several outdoor adventure sports. Marc is in his element when surrounded by the energy that top athletes radiate. The relationships he forms with his subjects is apparent in his images and is part of what defines his look. He is most at home in the mountains and his preference for long glass and elaborate lighting setups has become his signature style. Born and raised in Ottawa, Marc now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter


  1. Brett Rheeder


  2. Justin Browne

    Awesome photos marc. turned out amazing !

  3. Anton U.


  4. Bill Graham

    Nice shots Marc. Gotta make it to the park again soon. Its been a bit. Hope to be able to do a shot sometime at the trails again soon. Your shots are amazing. Keep up the good work.

  5. matt

    great photos! really like the one of brett doing the super no foot can, unreal… lighting is perfect!

  6. yo dude. some great shots, particularly the flash shot w/ duff boy and the ones with the sigma 50mm, they have a nice texture to them.

  7. Jeremy

    Great shots once again!!

  8. Kameron

    YA TY!

    sweet shots!

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