Henderson, Nevada 50% of the time, Tempe, AZ 20% of the time, and everywhere else 30% of the time.
Contributing Editor for VitalBMX.com, US guy at Ride UK Magazine, random photo/video/whatever guy…. basically, I spend most of my days chillin’ or working too hard. There’s no in-between.
Being a filmer/editor/photographer what kind of cameras and editing programs do you use?
For videos, I shoot with a Panasonic DVX 100B and edit on Final Cut Pro. For photos, I shoot with a Canon 20d body and have a bunch of lenses, flashes, pocket wizards, and whatever else I can cram into my backpack.
You have a fair share of things on VitalBMX, are you employed there or freelance type?
Yeah, I am employed by Vital. VitalBMX is pretty much a contributor based site, the only people on staff are Mark Losey, Glenn PP Milligan, and myself. It’s pretty much an all-star line up, minus me.
What are some of the perks to being a filmer/Photographer?
I spend quite a bit of time traveling with my friends, I really couldn’t ask for anything more from a “job.” It’s definitely hard work from time to time and pretty difficult to get started up in the industry, but I’m really stoked on how everything is working out for me. I’m very lucky.
Where are some of the places you have traveled to film and such? which were your favorite?
A few come to mind… definitely Whistler, BC for Red Bull Elevation. The drive up there from Vancouver is completely amazing, the town is awesome, and Red Bull takes such good care of everyone; that experience was surreal. Also, I’m very fond of Prague, Czech Republic, Austin, Texas, Portland/Seattle/the entire northwest, Greenville, North Carolina, and a whole lot more. I could ramble on for hours about this, but I’ll shut up now.
Who are some of your favorite people to film with?
Once again, another subject I could ramble about for hours, I’ll try to keep it brief. Michael Cleveland, Dennis Enarson, Josh Harrington, Morgan Wade, TJ Lavin, Marcos Torres, and I’ll end it at that.
Shortly after Mirraco appeared, Carlsonco seemed to be popping up all over, what is it? is there any big plans for it?
Hahahaha, Carlsonco is the biggest and most powerful company in BMX, people just don’t know it yet. We got some plans for the next year, get ready. We’re going to make money.
How did you and Dennis Enarson become such good friends?
I’ve known Dennis for a long time now just from going to San Diego here and there and he’s always really impressed me. Not only is he one of the best riders in all of BMX right now, but at only 16 years old, he’s a really mature kid that could totally kick my ass and then steal my woman. He’s a good kid to travel with and his dad, Kenny Enarson, is by far the most badass man on the planet.
Any big trips coming up or plans for 2008?
I took this semester off school and I’m supposed to start back up in January, so I probably won’t be on the road quite as much. However, Australia, London, Thailand, Ireland, and a few others have been talked about. We’ll see what works out.
It sounds like you didnt have much fun at Interbike, what happend?
Hahaha, Interbike wasn’t bad, I just really really really enjoy complaining. It was definitely a lot of work, Milligan, Losey, and myself were tied up doing work for Vital the entire time so things got pretty hectic, but it all worked out well. However, as soon as it was all over, I got out of Vegas and drove to Phoenix.
If I remember right you go to college, what are you going for?
I definitely took this semester off, but I have been going to the University of Nevada Las Vegas since I got out of highschool. I still haven’t declared a major, but I’ve taken a few film class, a few philosophy classes, and a few business classes and am still trying to get everything figured out.
Pretty much everyday I check vitalbmx.com, vitalmedianet.com, myspace.com :(, digg.com, gmail.com, defgrip.net, wellsfargo.com, apple.com, and burningangel.com. Yeah, I like naked chicks with tattoos, I’ll admit it.
I’m all over the place on this one; lately I’ve been really into Jets To Brazil, The Good Life, Timbaland, Kanye, Third Eye Blind, Morrissy, The Album Leaf, Stylish Vest, and whatever else I can come up with. I’m a stereotypical scene kid. Also, be sure to youtube Do The Heizman by 3rd Flo. You’ll thank me later.
If you could have one thing in the world what would it be and why?
A woman who punches me in the arm until I have gnarly bruises, scratches my wrist until it bleeds, and then expects me to take her on vacations. What more could anyone want? Also, a Hummer limo and a new yacht would be nice.
Didnt you win free chipotle for a year!? how did that happen?
Sort of, it’s kind of a long story. The city of Henderson and Chipotle put on a contest where they hid giant burritos at city parks, I had an insider working at the city who let me in on the secrets, and my friend Braxton and I collected them as soon as we could. It was definitely a good decision. It was like 60 free burrito coupons, enough for one a week and then a few bonus ones. I’m almost out and it’s only been a few months.
Any Shout outs or thanks?
I’ll try to make this as short as possible…. my family, my dogs, Brad McDonald, Mark Losey, Glenn PP Milligan, and Todd Toth at Vital, Mark Noble, Chris Noble, and Steve Bancroft at Ride UK, kT-Pain, Sam Adams (the photographer, not the beer), Josh Betley, Will Stroud, TJ Lavin, Ryan Mills, Braxton Wirthlin, Andrew Hefner, Cody Boor, Kevin Conners, Michael Cleveland, Robbie Morales, Daniel Dhers, Mike Spinner, Dave Mavro, Rooftop, Ryan Fudger, Eric Marlis, Aaron Nardi, Dennis and Kenny Enarson, Foski Brown, The Fun Zone crew in Tempe, AP, The Beard, The Largest Man on the Planet, Jake Honesto, and anyone else who has ever picked me up at an airport or let me sleep on their floor; I can never thank you guys enough.
Any last words?
Everyone needs to know that because we weren’t old enough to get into Nora Cup, Mike Spinner and I went to the strip club and watched naked chicks box. It was tite.
Some of Kyle’s work..