Photographic Conceptualizations of Jarrad Henderson

Advanced Techniques: Roller Derby


This is COLUMBIA!!!!!!!! ***Kicks St. Lunachix out the ring*** Roller Derby is straight out of a dark fairy tale: the action is fast, the girls are scrappy, and the beer is flowin.  This was my first experience at a roller derby event and it was intense.  My group members will be documenting the Columbia Roller Derby Team had there first event on April 5, 2009 vs. the St. Lunachix from St. Louis, MO and it was CRACKIN’…There had to be at least 300+ people there and many outside watching through the windows! Bananas right? Here are some images.

5 responses

  1. Hot To Trotsky

    These are some of the best looking derby photos I’ve seen. Looks like Mizzou has taught you well. As a member of the Arch Rival Roller Girls (just watching last night, I’m a rookie skater), I can say it was a great bout on both sides and an honor for use to play the CoMo Derby Dames.

    April 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

  2. Agreed. I wish you had more photos posted because these are amazing. Great job. We have nothing but love for the city of Columbia and the COMO Derby Dames!

    April 6, 2009 at 7:37 am

  3. Dobro Pat

    Any pics of the band (Token Dudes)?

    April 7, 2009 at 6:41 am

  4. There were over 500 people in attendance, including the skaters! Thanks everyone who came out! We had a blast!

    Double thank you for the St. Lunachix- we can’t wait for the rematch! 😉

    Also thanks to the bands: Token Dudes and Monte Carlos. We had a blast!!!

    April 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

  5. Jarrad:

    Most impressive B&W photos. You’ve peaked my interest is dabbling in B&W. Your lower right image caught my eye and is my favorite.

    I’ve been a derby photographer for AZRD since last November and it’s become an addiction waiting for that perfect shot. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

    PaPa Rottsy

    July 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm

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