“This is the first time I’ve done anything like this and I’m pretty sure I was the only person who didn’t wear a skin suit or ride clipped in.” – Matt
Archives: Matt Reyes
This… this is gonna be good.
“This is the first preview of Empire 2. We will feature the best fixed gear riders from around the world. This teasers features 3 of the best in the game in Matt Reyes, Ed Wonka and Alex Gonzalez. Empire crew will travel around different cities to film more talented riders in 2016. Stay tuned for further details by following @empirebegins on Instagram.”
It’s always fun to read about rad builds. This one specifically is fun to look at since I got to go explore and shoot with Matt as he very comfortably handled this two wheeled machine as if it was an extension of his own body.
Go to Wheel Talk Fixed to read a little back story on Matt’s Affinity Lo Pro as well as a few more shots.
I didn’t shoot as much film as I wanted to while in San Francisco but I did capture a five shot panoramic of the city from the top of Twin Peaks, Matt Reyes filming me, and Massan’s LOW// between spots. I’ll call that a successful roll.
The Ride x Create vibe is strong with these two. I was introduced to Massan and Matt a few years back via Chrome Industries. Instantly fell in love with their style and serious skill shooting, skating, and riding; so when I got the chance to high-five AND shoot them in action on the streets of San Francisco, it made for one seriously killer afternoon.
I was blown away by how confident Matt and Massan are bombing through traffic. It’s on a whole’nother level. Timing lights, getting low, staying close, and screaming down steep traffic filled streets like it’s a walk in the park. Pumped on that!
Here are a few shots documenting them, their skill and their steezy steez. I hope you enjoy.
Dave Beard has been killing it with photos. This is a solid capture of Matt doing his thing. Go check out Wheels Talk‘s inside look at TURF Bikes.