The annual ski industry trade show, SIA, has been and gone in Las Vegas last week. I wasn’t there myself but here is a few photos of some of my photos that were used at the show in various booths. All the original shots were taken with the 8 megapixel Canon 1DMKIIN. So if you every wandered how big you could blow up these photos , check it out!
The lack of updates over the last few weeks might lead you to believe that I have been off adventuring round the world chasing snow storms….not quite. It’s been a strange winter here in British Columbia. The snow didn’t really come in November and December leaving the mountains still looking like mountain bike resorts. A lot of my plans went down the plughole and I was left twiddling my thumbs for a few weeks. Then on December 26th Vancouver received nearly 60cm of snow (though nearby Whistler got only a couple of inches). With more snow than Vancouver had ever …
A couple of months ago I was invited to take part in the Deep Winter photo challenge here in Whistler, BC. The idea behind the competition is that 5 invited photographers assemble a team of riders to shoot with for 3 days and the resulting photos are combined into a slideshow of approximately 3 minutes. The shows are judged by a panel of photo editors from various magazines and all the shows are played to a crowd of hundreds of people at one of the hotels in Whistler. We shot the photos between the 6th and 8th of January and …
The day that this town has been waiting for finally arrived. I’m going to keep this post short, it speaks for itself. Were the conditions great up there? No , far from it. Was it great to be back on skis? Ohhhhh yes. Judging by the height of the snow pack , we are still a couple or three weeks from being ready to get go filming and shooting round here but it’s on its way. The new Peak to Peak gondola system is an incredible feat of engineering and I will be attending the official opening on December 12th.
This shot is on the back cover of the December Issue of Freeskier. It was shot in April on Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, BC during a shoot with Matchstick Productions. To read the full story about the shoot you can read my article on Newschoolers.com here and as always, click the photo to view it larger. The conditions for this shoot had been tough all week. Unseasonably cold weather left the jump too hard to hit for a few days and it came right down to the last possible day before the MSP crew had to leave town. Even then
I sold a photo to Whistler Blackcomb recently for them to use in an advert for the new Peak to Peak gondola. If you haven’t heard of the gondola project check it out here. The gondola spans the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountain and will be officially opened this winter. The clever part is in the design though, it’s only held up by four lift towers on its 2.8 mile length leaving a 1.88 mile length in the middle completely unsupported! This is the shot of Marshal Talbot that was used. It was shot on Whistler mountain this past
Here’s a couple of cool adverts for Spyder clothing, both were shot at Camp Of Champions on the Horstman Glacier here in Whistler this summer. Thanks to Fabia Gruebler,Matt Sterbenz and the 4FRNT crew for arranging the sunset shoot for Matt Hayward (in the yellow suit) and big thanks to the COC park crew for keeping such an imaculate park and pipe. For the Strobists out there, Matt’s shot was lit with an Elinchrom Ranger RX on full power behind the lip of the jump and shot at 1/200 f9.0 iso 100 and 115mm on a 70-200 at about 8:00pm.
Ski And Snow is the largest snow sports magazine in the southern hemisphere and this winter then ran an 8 page article and photo gallery about me and my photography. Check it out! I’m stoked and obviously very flattered, it looked fantastic. As an added bonus I also had the cover of the very same issue with a shot of Jossi Wells at Snowpark in New Zealand.
Last summer I was sent on an assignment to New Zealand to ski on an active volcano on the North Island.Â I took British pro skiers Darryl Ball and Luke Potts with me and the article was run in the British ski mag Fall Line.Â This was one of my all time coolest trips so far doing this job, starting the trip off in Queenstown on the South Island and driving all the way up the coast to take the ferry over to the N.Island. Huge thanks to the New Zealand tourist board for helping us out as