Tough Cookies Win! – Los Angeles Roller Derby Photographer

I have been to my fair share of roller derby games, but I have to say the Tough Cookies vs. Sirens game last weekend may have been the best one. It literally came down to the last 15 seconds but the Tough Cookies scored the winning points in the last jam to win 135 to 130. It was pretty intense.

As with the other games I’ve photographed, the amazing and wonderful diva jammer Gori Spelling let me be her guest photographer. It was the first game I had a flash for, so I got to experiment with some motion blurs and try out my new lens. It was also Skatum O’Neal’s birthday, so I’m glad I got to see her and give her a birthday mustache necklace. I had such a great time and can’t wait for the next game. Here are a few highlights, with the rest of the set up on flickr.

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Los Angeles derby dolls diva jammer Gori SpellingBlack and white sports photography with Skatum O'Nealawesome indie action portraits during a roller derby bout in Los Angelescandid portraits taken during break of roller derby game with Gori SpellingExciting fun roller derby photographer action shot of Krissy Krashpunk rock leg warmers on fashionable diva jammer Gori Spelling in Los Angelesbright colorful fun wheels photography of skates during roller derby gamepunk rock roller derby team preparing during a time outdragged shutter cool light effect with motion and action shots in Los Angelesspeedy unique lighting on roller derby skaters during Los Angeles gameAwesome indie punk rock jammer for the Tough Cookies in Los AngelesCool modern black and white sports photography at Los Angeles roller derby boutCongratulations to the Tough Cookies for winning the roller derby game
  • Nikole said:

    Ha! So much fun! Kind of makes me want to give it a go :)

  • Kyle said:

    Crazy, I can't even imagine how hard it must've been to focus with how fast they were moving!

  • Love their names. Looks like fun. Anyone ever skate with a camera? That could be interesting.

  • Good stuff Jessica. I love the way you captured the motion and excitement.

  • I enjoyed watching the spectator's expressions in some of these shots!

  • Heather said:

    Cool! moving subjects are the funnest ones!

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