You may have seen this video already but if not have a look, it's well worth it. A friend of mine just told me about it and I'm pretty blown away. I've worked on a lot of shoots with professional athletes and their skill level and ability to execute under pressure never ceases to amaze me. This video takes that skill and tests it on another level.
This is the behind the scenes video of how it was made if you need to solve the mystery.
It's been a while since I posted anything and I only have summer to blame. Lots of roadtrips and summer adventures have kept me out of doors and away from the computer. When I saw this slideshow it made me realize I wasn't spending enough time outdoors this summer!
If only we could all jump in a camper van and hit the road for almost 3 months. I know, I know, I can't complain because I get to travel all over but when I see stuff like this I get really envious and really stoked at the same time.
Chris Burkhard is an amazing photographer. Last year he won the Red Bull Illume photo contest. His shot was chosen best overall photo. There were close to 25,000 photos entered. No big deal.
Check out his slideshow about a trip he did for 50 days up and down the west coast. My only complaint is that it's too short!
This is an unbelievably great video about a Canadian legend in snowboarding: Martin Gallant aka The GodFather. It really put a smile on my face. I spent some of my earlier years shooting and hanging out with Martin in Whistler and it was always entertaining and productive. There is some great vintage shred footage and some equally great interviews with Canada's best. Another quality video by Push.ca in their ongoing series. Respect!
This guy epitomizes the "Still Got It" philosophy. Shin Campos has lived snowboarding for the last 25 plus years and is still out there getting it done all winter long. He's become a good buddy of mine and this video is a really good look into his personality and his life.
I'll have more for you about the "Still Got It" philosophy over the summer and into the fall but just remember you heard it here first and keep your eyes peeled for news about our upcoming project.............
For now, enjoy this video from PUSH.ca on living legend Shin Campos!
It's no secret that I love surfing. This morning I found a great post that caught my eye on Magic Seaweed. Don't just watch the video. Read the article as well, it's great. However, the opening shot in the video is one of best I've seen. A heavy slab shot from the water.
I can really relate to the general idea of the article about being cold all the time and battling whatever weather winter throws our way. Having just spent the last 7 months standing around in the snow chasing winter all over the place I was reminded of how amazing it can be when all the conditions come together for the perfect moments.
Hopefully there will be a lot of good surf this summer up here in Canada and I can bring you some new images of what the west coast summer surf has to offer.
April is almost gone. It was a very busy one for me with a lot of really good days up in the Whistler backcountry under sunny skies. The silence of the landscape up there directly influencing the silence of this blog over the last several weeks.
Well this post has nothing to do with silence or snowboarding but it does have a sunny side to it. There's little project I have been wanting to post for a long time. Back in July 2010, during the dog days of summer, a local band named SUN WIZARD was recording an album at Mushroom Studios in Vancouver. I had the opportunity to get in the studio with them and shoot photos and video over the course of a few nights. It was an amazing experience to see how an album gets produced and to witness the creative process that takes place.
Last night in Vancouver Sun Wizard had the album release party for this album which is called "Positively 4th Street". Now that the album has been released I can present to you a slideshow of the photos I took during the recording sessions with the song "Buildings" from the new record. It's a great song which is adequately long to let me show a good stack of the photos I took. I encourage you to check out the band and the new album.
I've been waiting for this for a while since I saw a few teaser photos about the new Rip Curl Search. This is some pretty insane footage from a one of a kind trip. I'm not sure I buy the idea that it was all shot with Olympus 4:3 cameras but if it pays the bills than what can you do.
And here's another "inspirational" video that I found on A Photo Editor profiling another photographer This time it's Kareem Black talking about staying inspired and trying new directions with your photography. It's a bit over dramatic at times for me but I like his message. For someone who shoots snowboarding all winter it's a good lesson to get out there and try new things during the off season.
2010 is but a vague memory at this point. Like a night after too many adult beverages. A whirlwind of blurry images mixed with some random recollections and not a whole lot in between.
Thankfully for me, most of my life gets caught by my camera so I can look back and remember it. The winter is a non stop roadtrip and my bags usually stay packed waiting to head to the next shoot.
Before things get really busy for me this year I decided to put 2010 back on the burner and throw together a couple slideshows. 2010 was kind of an unusual year in terms of snow and shooting conditions. The weather was all over the place and so was I. Whistler, Utah, California, Alaska, back to Whistler, down to Chile and call it a season!
When I started making this slideshow I thought I had the photos edited down to a good showcase of my winter. Once I had it into the Slideshow module in Lightroom with some music and I got the timing to my liking, it was a 9 minute epic that I thought might bore the shit out of the general population. So I went back to the drawing board, bit the bullet and edited it down to about 4 1/2 minutes with different music.
So here you go, the long and the short of it. I'm heading to Japan on Monday for almost two weeks so I'll hopefully have some good images and stories to share.
I posted both versions. The short version from my YouTube account and the long version from my Vimeo account. Different music, different vibe and the long version obviously has a lot more photos so if you have time, watch them both. YouTube took the music off my Long version for some reason. The photos look like shit in fullscreen mode. Sorry. I also posted the short version link to my Vimeo page in case you like Vimeo better.