Yonnie Cruz Picks Up The Camera
Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2005 by
Yonnie Cruz Picks Up The CameraWords and captions by Rob Meronek
Photos by Yonnie Cruz
First of all, congrats to Yonnie Cruz for getting on Lakai and Matix flow. You can tell how good he is by the amount of jealous hate he has posted on a bunch of his photos on the site. If that’s not enough, Terry Kennedy is completely hyped on the kid and wants to hook him up. Anyway, Yonnie’s been messing around with my camera stuff lately and is taking some decent photos. I set up the basics for him so he can just point and shoot. Check out a few to your right that he took today on the Street Course.
Below that, check out a few party photos he took while we were in Puerto Rico where anyone can drink in the club even if you look 12 like Yonnie. I had to save him from getting in some hot water a few times for these photos. He lasted about two hours with me giving him warnings like, “Don’t drink anymore, you’ll be sorry,” before he passed out on the dance floor, puked, and ruined the rest of his night and most of the next day, where he continued to puke in the van. The club was nuts - every now and then, someone would say something in Spanish on the mic and suddenly anyone who lined up around the stage could get a shot poured in their mouth directly from the booze bottle. Branen Fitzgerald threw down some moves and got the biggest breakdance circle going while everyone from the Contest joined in - Collin and Cody Hale, Chris Troy, Robert Lopez, etc. We all made at least 10 new friends that night. What an amazing time. Hopefully we'll see you next year.
If you’re interested in photography, here’s what I use to take all the photos for the site. I’m a total amateur at it and I barely know what I’m doing at times, but this set up gets you by for the basics:
Nikon D70 – about $700 or so
10.5mm Nikon Fish – about $600.00
Nikon SB 600 – about $200
The D70 is a digital camera that takes sequences at only three frames per second. That’s not fast enough for skating unless you skate slower than your mom, so that’s why there are never any sequences on the site. The camera doesn’t shoot video either.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I'm still new at this, but I know the basics.