Archive for February, 2009

Level 1 Productions ad for the movie “Turbo”

17Feb09

Level 1 Productions "Turbo" ad - Freeskier Magazine - January 2009So for the second year now, Level 1 Productions has used one of my photos in and ad for this season’s move from a Spring terrain park shoot at Copper Mountain, Colorado.  This year it’s Mike Riddle going absolutely massive on the step over jump that was more like a cross between a hip jump and a step over tabletop jump on steroids!  The Copper Mountain shoot this season proved to be as successful as in seasons past and I can’t wait to get out there this coming Spring!

Popular Photography Magazine

12Feb09

Popular Photography, January 2009 - You Can Do ItIn September, while I was shooting a story in Chile I got an email out of the blue from one of the editors at Popular Photography Magazine.  They had decided to add a how to shoot skiing photos for their “You Can Do It Too” monthly column in the magazine.  I was super stoked since I hadn’t known anyone there and the request seemed to come out of nowhere!  Unfortunately where I was staying at the time in Chile, my internet was pretty limited, as was my access to the photos they wanted for the column so I wasn’t able to do the ski one.

Popular Photography, January 2009 - You Can Do ItAs it turns out though, they were stoked on my concert photos and I got to write a ‘how to’ for concert photography for the same column in next month’s issue, the January issue.  They ran one of my favorite shots as a spread with another as a supporting to follow.  I don’t work a lot with many magazines outside of the snow action world so it was pretty sick to see the shots in print.

Sundance Film Festival, X-Games, SIA Trade Show

01Feb09

So with all of that madness the past 3 weeks I’ve been running around with my head cut off just trying to stay above water!  It’s been a rediculously busy but very fun few weeks and am definately glad it is all behind me!  Sundance this year was super mellow, I just had 4 assigments to shoot as I had to head out to Winter X-Games 13 to cover it for Australian Powderhound magazine shooting Anna Segal and Russ Henshaw.

X-Games was super tough this year is it was nuking snow all day, every day!  The weather made it tough for the media and the athletes out there as the lack of speed due to the heavy snowfall became a big factor in letting them perform.  Of course it made my job quite difficult as I was fighting foggy viewfinders, lcd screns (the inside of the screen, not just the outside), lenses and eventually even my image sensor!  I think Aspen got about 3 feet of snowfall while I was there for X.  Even with the tough weather I got shots and my friend Anna won ski women’s slopestyle!  It was a long week but super fun, and productive as well.

Moving down the road to the SIA snow industry tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, the last one ever in Las Vegas…it was quite the trip.  Getting from Aspen back to home to SLC was an adventure in Winter driving once again.  I hit a lot of snow once I got back into Utah and at one point I was driving about 10mph for about 10 miles!  Finally made it out to Vegas and for a few days got very little sleep like Vegas always seems to dish out!  SIA was fun and productive but I’m super stoked to be back home and back to my usual schedule of following the weather.

January was super productive, fun and exhausting and I’m ready for February to kick in!/
I’ll have some pics to follow soon.




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