action sports photography

P.S. Girls Robin Van Gyn and Hana Beaman

Just got back from a trip to Colorado were I met up with the P.S. Girls, Robin Van Gyn and Hana Beaman.  You can check out some of the webisodes from this season here.  Keep an eye out for an edit from this trip.

Robin and Hana are silly, these are a few photos of them right before they hit the backcountry jump they are sitting on.

I’M A WINNER- 2012 PDN The SHOT Sports Photography Contest

If you know me, you most likely already think that I’m a total winner (joking of course).  My winner status is now confirmed by a panel of judges from THE SHOT Sports Photography Contest put on by Photo District News.  The photo below was selected as a winner in the Professional On the Mountain Category and is published in the February 2012 Issue of Photo District News.

This photo of Natasza Zurek was shot after a week of snowmobiling in a rural area of the Interior British Columbia.   This day was suppose to be a rest day, but we just couldn’t resist shooting a little in this amazing light.  This was the last jump of the day and of the trip.  Thank you for your hard work Natasza.

The House Boardshop

Last December I shot the Winter Team Campaign on location in Summit County Colorado for mega retailer The House Boardshop.  Here are a couple of the ads from the campaign and a few other shots from the shoot.  Thank you Keystone Resort and Copper Mountain for your support in making this shoot go off smoothly.

Gabi Viteri Pow Slash at Copper Mountain

Kaitlin Farrington in the Copper Mountain Halfpipe

Gus Engle Apre shred

Lightbox Photographic Member’s Show

On the chance that you are in Astoria, Oregon between now and the end of the year be sure to pop into Lightbox Photographic.  They are currently showing the work of their members.  It’s a wide variety of photographs and in usual Lightbox style it’s very well curated.

Here are the two pieces that I have hanging in the show.

Whistler, BC Backcountry

Snowboard Ryan Thompson Sprays Colorado Powder with this turn in the Vail Pass Backcountry

Pottery Barn Mural Poster

Snowboarder Natasza Zurek and I worked to make this image one February evening in the Interior British Columbia backcountry.  It is now available as a mural poster through Pottery Barn.

Silverton Colorado Video Edit

I was stoked to join Hana Beaman, Kimmy Fasani and Cheryl Maas to shoot still photos during their trip to Silverton, Colorado last Winter.

Look for the editorial coverage in Snowboard Magazine (North America) and Cooler Magazine (Europe) later this year.

In the meantime check out this sick video edit by John Roderick.



10th Annual High Cascade Snowboard Photography Workshop Wrap Up

I spent this first half of this week at the 10th Annual High Cascade Snowboard Photography Workshop.  I’ve had the priviledge of attending every workshop to date, in the earlier years as a helper and now as an instructor.   This program, created by Trevor Graves and Nemo Design, is what initiated my photography career and prompted me to start shooting in 2003.  I guess you could say that I’m growing up in this program, it’s taught me so much and I learn more every year.

 I was blown away by the talented students this year.  Just so many beautiful student images with superb personalities to match.   The following photos are from the night shoot held at High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s private facility on Mt. Hood on August 8, 2011

Workshop Students shooting the action.

Putting strobe lighting techniques to use at the on-snow night shoot.

Low clouds moved in just in time for the sunset.

The mountain sky lit up nicely for lovely view.