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December Freeskier Magazine – Scott USA campaign, ad 4 of 4

19Nov10

Scott USA collage ad - Freeskier Magazine - December 2010

This ad kind of summarizes my season from the start in November 2009 to the finish in July of 2010.  It was a long season for me as I did extend it a little with the shoot at the Sammy Carlson Invitational in July at Windell’s Camp at Timberline, Oregon.

The highlight of this ad for me is the shot of Dane Tudor during the Sammy Carlson Invitational, right side, middle photo.  It was my first experience with the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon and things worked out well, very well, better than I had expected.  I had just gotten the beta versions of the FlexTT5’s for Nikon and hadn’t had much time to really play with them so I was a bit worried to try them out but I gave them a go.  The weather dealt us a full house that evening with the low clouds streaming in the valley from the west leaving an epic view with the low cloud layer and the sunset light.  To top it off my first day testing the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon turned out great.  I had manual hypersync to two Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed strobes at 1/1000 sec. with partial coverage (all I wanted to light was the top half of the frame where the skier would be)  at over 600 feet.

I’m really happy with how the Scott ad campaign came out this season and that I got to be a part of it last season.  I’m looking forward to doing it again this season.

November Freeskier – Scott USA – Tom Walisch ad campaign, ad 3 of 3

14Oct10

November Freeskier - Scott Ad - Tom Wallisch

Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 ED VR, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed, Alien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 and MultiMaxTranscievers

This is the final ad in the Tom Wallisch Scott Sports advertising campaign in the November issue of Freeskier Magazine.  The Olympus quad kink in Salt Lake City, Utah is a rail I’ve been to three times since I’ve been shooting skiing, all pretty well failed attempts for me for various reasons and I’ve avoided shooting this rail in the past due to that.  Of course with Tom, it became a different story as the disaster on made it very much worthwhile.  The weather also came together for us on this one as well since my favorite thing to do is shooting strobed photos while it’s snowing.  It just fills the frame so much better and gives a feel of winter to the scene.

The previous attempts failed mostly because of speed and my ignorance at the time to how much speed is required for such a mellow, long rail.  With the 4Bi9 crew though, we had a ton of people to help, and that included some people to drive a car for a tow-in so we had all the speed in the world here.

Saga Outerwear Fall Look Book

06Oct10

Steve Stepp in the Fall 2010 Saga Outerwear Look BookSaga Outerwear’s look book for the Fall 2010 line just came out.  We did this shoot about a month ago out on the salt flats of the Great Salt Lake.  I’ve been out there a ton but this is the first shoot I’ve actually done out there on my own.  It was a pretty good time and happy with the shots with the crew of Saga’s athletes,  Steve Stepp, Wiley Miller, Ryan Wyble, Andy Partridge and Scott Damon.  The salt was wet, slimy and grimey as usual and the $20 spent washing the undercarrage of my truck after the fact was well worth it!

Check out the 24 page look book here or at:  www.sagaouterwear.com.

2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide

31Aug10

I have a few new Advertising shots in the new 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide.

Scott USA Ad - Tom Wallisch - 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer's Guide - 2 page spread

Tom Wallisch – Scott USA Ad – 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide – 2 page spread

Shot in Minneapolis, MN with Level 1 Productions for their new film “Eye Trip

Nikon D3, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed, Alien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers

Spy Optics Ad - 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer's Guide - Back Cover - Ahmet Dadali

Spy Optics Ad – 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide – Back Cover – Ahmet Dadali

Scott USA Ad – 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide – 2 page spread
Shot in Minneapolis, MN with Level 1 Productions for their new film “Eye Trip”
Nikon D3, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed, Alien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers

Saga Outerwear waterproof testing

26Jul10

Tim Durtschi testing the waterproofing of the new Saga Outerwear Anomie suit

The crew at Saga Outerwear wanted to test the waterproofing of the new Anomie suit for the 2010/2011 season for their new look book,  so where else could we go in the summer except a car wash!  Saga had me come out to shoot a few entertaining photos of the highly un-scientific waterproofing test.  Tim Durtschi was in town, so he became the unlucky guinea pig.  Austin of course could barely contain himself with excitement with the thought of flogging Tim with the high pressure power washer.

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The big show – Scott / Monster Weekend – Day 3

04Apr10

The SPT crew putting the finishing touches on the giant claw jump

After all the activities and hype the day finally came to shoot on the giant Monster claw jump.  A radio show, poster signings, shotgunning Monster Energy drinks, entertaining hammered drunk locals, redneck truck stop shopping and a urban handrail session later the time for the big show was finally upon us.

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The Hype – Scott / Monster shoot in Sun Valley – Day 2

25Mar10

An excited fan gets in on the autograph sesh with Justin Dorey

Day 2 of the Scott / Monster weekend in Sun Valley has come and gone.  Friday started with Tom Wallisch forgetting about the redneck flair factor and failed to wake up with his “Daddy’s Angel” bracelet on and the mandatory shotgun a 16 oz. Monster Energy drink happened.  After a jittery start to the day for Tom the rest of Friday was a hype day for the big jump show the following day with radio shows, poster signings and an urban session with the 4Bi9 film crew would ensue.  The radio show was pretty short lived but in true Chug Life fashion Ian Cosco belted out a “cheaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa” while the rest of the boys took to the air waves.

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The truck stops here – Scott / Monster weekend day 1

19Mar10

Justin Dorey in character, a smoking a heater a safe 5 feet away from the gas pumps

The road to Idaho is full of stops.  This one happened to be a redneck’s dream full of bad taste in Twin Falls, ID.

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Making of the photo – From the athlete’s perspective

29Oct09

Another making of the photo, I guess it’s pretty popular now huh?

This one is a bit different though, it’s a video with some of the action footage as well as an interview with the skier, Matt Walker.  This was straight up video game shit.  Sliding a lift cable.  It’s one of those things I’ve wanted to shoot forever and figured it would never happen.  Fortunately for me, I work with Pete Alport at Poor Boyz Productions.  Pete likes to come up with crazy shit for pro skiers to do.  This video was put together by Salomon as part of their Freeski TV series.

Making of the photo – Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 3 from Erik Seo on Vimeo.




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