Red Bull rebel

Red bull rebelRed Bull wakeboarder, JD Webb, gets pulled by a winch down the canal in Bricktown.

I got a call from Red Bull a couple days ago to shoot a few events for them. I knew it would be cool.

I had no idea it would be so cool, it would be illegal!

They each went once before OKC police swarmed the area.

The first policeman on the scene ran up to me and yelled at me for taking pictures of OKC property! He asked me for a permit for my equipment.

Huh?

After a long talk, they let us all go, but confiscated the winch.

They didn’t catch the two guys who actually broke the law, despite the aid of a police helicopter.

There were nine officers total. All of the ones that talked to us thought it was pretty funny. Their lieutenant disagreed.

Pretty exciting stuff.

I shoot the Red Bull team wakeboarding tomorrow – legally this time – at Arcadia Lake.

I hope to get to work with them more in the future. Cool people. Cool events. Never a dull moment.

5 Responses to Red Bull rebel

  1. Jay says:

    I think I mentioned this to you before, but a sports photographer with a GREAT blog is Mark Rebilas. He does a ton of work with ESPN, but he is freelance and gets picked up by everyone. I link to him on my blog

    I think you would love it.

    And the red bull thing is very cool.

  2. Tyler says:

    Wow! What a neat zoom on this one. You’re doing some awesome, exciting work, man!

  3. Jordan Nelson says:

    Ah, don’t you love police force photo paranoia? They always give the lamest reasons that you know are B.S. for why you can’t take photos, haha.

  4. zachgray says:

    I’ve been following Mark’s blog ever since you first recommended it. Thanks!

  5. TRiP says:

    ah, welcome to the darkside my friend. ;) i really love the fact that you made sure to clarify it was only one officer being a (pardon the expression) pig. you gotta send me more from that set! oh, and btw GREAT blog!

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Red bull rebelRed Bull wakeboarder, JD Webb, gets pulled by a winch down the canal in Bricktown.

I got a call from Red Bull a couple days ago to shoot a few events for them. I knew it would be cool.

I had no idea it would be so cool, it would be illegal!

They each went once before OKC police swarmed the area.

The first policeman on the scene ran up to me and yelled at me for taking pictures of OKC property! He asked me for a permit for my equipment.

Huh?

After a long talk, they let us all go, but confiscated the winch.

They didn’t catch the two guys who actually broke the law, despite the aid of a police helicopter.

There were nine officers total. All of the ones that talked to us thought it was pretty funny. Their lieutenant disagreed.

Pretty exciting stuff.

I shoot the Red Bull team wakeboarding tomorrow – legally this time – at Arcadia Lake.

I hope to get to work with them more in the future. Cool people. Cool events. Never a dull moment.

5 Responses to Red Bull rebel

  1. Jay says:

    I think I mentioned this to you before, but a sports photographer with a GREAT blog is Mark Rebilas. He does a ton of work with ESPN, but he is freelance and gets picked up by everyone. I link to him on my blog

    I think you would love it.

    And the red bull thing is very cool.

  2. Tyler says:

    Wow! What a neat zoom on this one. You’re doing some awesome, exciting work, man!

  3. Jordan Nelson says:

    Ah, don’t you love police force photo paranoia? They always give the lamest reasons that you know are B.S. for why you can’t take photos, haha.

  4. zachgray says:

    I’ve been following Mark’s blog ever since you first recommended it. Thanks!

  5. TRiP says:

    ah, welcome to the darkside my friend. ;) i really love the fact that you made sure to clarify it was only one officer being a (pardon the expression) pig. you gotta send me more from that set! oh, and btw GREAT blog!

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