Weeks 7-9 of my trip. I haven’t been traveling much since I got to Santa Barbara, which is why is clips are kinda all over the place. Regardless, I hope you enjoy.


this is actually pretty cool

Hello fellow followers and smartphone users! I’ve had an Instragram account for a while now and have really enjoyed showing you guys where I am or what I am doing with a creative touch. I was posting my pictures with my old droid and was quite limited due to low megapixels and editing programs. HOWEVER…. I just treated myself to the iPhone 5 and all I have to say is WOW. The camera and apps are so good I’m a bit scared to call myself a photographer when I lug around my DSLR. Anyways, I’ve posted a few of my Instragram pictures to show you what to expect if you decide to follow me on there. If you like what you see… follow me @DEREKKGARDNER thanks guys!


Here is the finale to my road trip video series! Enjoy!


First off, I would like to apologize for my inconsistent posts on here. I was originally putting out videos every Monday, however I would rather put out videos that I am proud of. My trip’s vibe is much different from when it began, and good content is my priority over putting out a video just to make a weekly deadline. With that being said, I assume you have figured out that my most recent stop on my trip is Jamaica! I have been staying with my good friend “A-Wire” at his crib. He started the BMX scene here, and I met him at Camp Woodward years ago when I was a little skate rat. My camera has been rollin’ and taking plenty of snaps, so for the few of you who keep up with the videos I put out, there will be a new video up soon! After I get back to the You És of Eh, on January 9th, I’ll be heading straight back to New Jersey to conclude my 4 month journey. It has been the best decision I’ve ever made, and I highly recommend it to anyone that is seriously considering it. It may not be easy at times but I am coming out of it as a better, more well rounded human being. I am much more independent and have realized how great people really are! Don’t believe what you see in the media, people are more similar to each other than they aren’t. I have gotten along with just about everyone that I have met, no matter how different from each other it may seem! Make sure you keep checking in to see my next and future videos! I’d like to thank you all for watching my videos and for all the love and support you guys have given me! I’m throwing in a few snaps here to make up for the lack of video!

With thanks



We take rapping as serious as a B movie at the academy awards.

Intstrumental: MF Grimm - Earth


ACheck out the third and final episode of “The Jamaican BMXer: Woodward Tahoe” series! 

Hello Followers!

First off… Thank you for following! I will not disappoint. I am a photographer, videographer, and overall creative mind trying to make it in life. My blog will be about showing my life through my camera lens. This month I will be embarking on a road trip by myself across the country which I will be documenting all day every day in my VW Jetta. I will be posting my pictures and videos along the way, as well as any projects I partake in! Right now I have two music videos in the works which I hope come out dope! Keep following and keep it real!