Powder Magazine 2017 Photo Annual pp74-75
LJ Strenio sliding a double z-rail in Silver Spring, MD last winter with Level 1. One of the craziest handrails I’ve ever shot!
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Powder Magazine 2017 Photo Annual pp74-75
I’m Really psyched to be a part of Forecast Magazine’s photo annual this year. They’ve done a really awesome job the past two years putting out their own flavor of printed ski media and it’s great to see that back out there! This shot of McRae Williams last year was something I’ve wanted to photograph for quite a while now, but had not had the opportunity. I was pretty psyched when I heard that McRae wanted to do this at this park in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shot on a Canon 1D Mark IV at 1/320 f6.3 with Pocket Wizard Flex TT5’s, Elinchrom Ranger’s and Paul C. Buff Einstein’s for lighting
John Ware airing up and over a concrete wall to 180 re-entry on the front side of the wall in Hartford, CT. Published in the September 2013 issue of Powder Magazine.
I recently was contacted by Efran Films in NY to be a part of their video series for Intel called “Empowering Innovators” which highlights creative professionals using the newest Intel tech. They followed me around in the morning shooting with professional freeskier John Ware at I Ride Park City ( Park City Mountain Resort) to peek into how I work, from up on the mountain to back in the pain cave editing away. It also highlights the use of a Eye-Fi SD wifi card so I’m able to push photos to my phone or tablet (Dell Venue 8 32gb Android Tablet) while shooting to be able to show clients for instant review on the spot, on a large tablet screen, or to quickly send photos out to clients for review or of course, to push to my social media channels.
It was a cool experience being on the other side of the camera, and am super psyched to have a video highlighting my work, outside of the snow sports world.
The first few issues of the magazines of the season are always a bit more of a treat to see your shots in print as it’s been eight to ten months since I’ve seen a fresh ski magazine come across the newsstands.
John Ware (Left) – Powder Magazine – September 2013 Shooting Gallery – Hartford, CT – w/Level 1 Productions
Tom Wallisch – Powder Magazine – September 2013 – P72 – The Wallisch Project
The Wallisch Project Cover Art
Sig Tveit – Freeskier Magazine – 2014 Buyer’s Guide – Sun Valley, Idaho – w/Level 1 Productions
Will Berman – Freeskier Magazine 2014 Buyer’s Guide – p77 – Slopestyle Ski Shop Ad – w/4Bi9 Media
Sometimes I get the photo how I want pretty quickly, and sometimes, like this time it took a second trip, and a few more hours before I was able to figure out how to light this one. To add to this, it took two days, a new motor, and a ton of frustration until we were able to get the winch cranking fast enough to allow the skiers to get the tricks they wanted. There’s always that first jib feature of the trip that gets me shaking my head, thinking “you fuckers are crazy.” Well, this was it. Mike Hornbeck, sliding up, around and back down on this ledge was pretty nuts. I don’t always get to shoot near sunset but fortunately on January 3rd in Anchorage, Alaska, we had about an hour and a half of this kind of sky, which is pretty damn awesome when you’re trying to get just the right shot, on such a difficult feature for the skiers to get.
This is the time of year when I get really excited, then really disappointed at the same time. The photo annuals carry some of the best images of the year and every year my anticipation for what I could have in these issues grows as things get closer. I see my shots, I don’t see shots I hoped I’d have in there, and then there’s everyone else’s work, typically from Mattias Fredriksson, Jordan Manley, Blake Jorgenson, Nate Abbott, Bryn Hughes, Christian Pondella, Alex O’Brien, Adam Clark, Grant Gunderson, Steve Lloyd, Tero Repo, and with the new blood with guys like Darcy Bacha, Garrett Grove and Jim Harris. I see everyone else’s shots thinking how the hell did they pull that off, why the hell did I never think of that, those crazy bastards, or the one that gets me the most, I tried that, and I couldn’t pull it off. Regardless of seeing others pull off what I couldn’t figure out I’m always stoked to see great work, shots that make me think about how they pulled it off, where they had to go to get the shots, and of course the ones that drive me to try and come up with new ideas as well. This year’s images in the Photo Annuals were the same in those ways, but this season was especially a great collection of images as Powder Magazine’s photo annual was simply massive. Seeing all that great work in one place, it’s pretty rad and I’m glad to be a part of it.
Below are my images in the Photo Annual’s of both Powder and Freeskier Magazines. Thanks for looking!
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p89 – Tom Wallisch sliding a c-rail in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p104 – Sig Tveit at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p106 – Cam Riley hiking a stair set in Spokane,Washington – Poor Boyz Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p148 – Random Joey walking around the streets of Helena, Montana, with a helmet on.
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p166- Steve Stepp Voice profile
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p8 – Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p68-69 – Tom Wallisch disastering a flat down ledge in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p81 (right) – Logan Imlach pulling the guts out of his winch trying to get her to behave – Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine – November 2012 – p32 – Clayton Vila in Spokane, Washington – w/ Poor Boyz Productions
There’s always a bunch of cool back stories behind a bunch of the photo and video shots we take throughout the season. Most are just about the shoot, what went into it, how it came together, and the crazy ideas that the skiers came up with. This one however goes back a bit deeper. Heather Thamm randomly contacted me after seeing this shot in Powder Magazine of Clayton Vila w/ Poor Boyz Productions. Turns out, in this small world of skiing, her father John F. Thamm was commissioned to paint those murals on the Maple Street Bridge trestles 30 years ago in Spokane, Washington.
Just before she had seen the shot in Powder Magazine, she had just written this in her blog about the murals. Small, small world. Thanks for Sharing Heather!http://www.heatherthammphotos.blogspot.com/2012_09_01_archive.html