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2015 Freeskier Photo Annual – Tim McChesney & Will Berman

08Apr15
2015 Freeskier Photo Annual p85 - Tim McChesney & Will Berman

2015 Freeskier Photo Annual p85 – Tim McChesney & Will Berman

Finally have some time to start posting photos from this winter’s publishing season.  Expect to see some more regularly.
Freeskier Magazine – 2015 Photo Annual p85
Top: Tim McChesney in St. Paul, Minnesota w/Level 1 Productions
Bottom: Will Berman in Minneapolis, Minnesota w/Level 1 Productions

The Photo Annuals – 2013

10Jan13

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - Page 116 - Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho - Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – Page 116 – Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions

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 PondellaAlex O’Brien, Adam Clark, Grant Gunderson, Steve LloydTero 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – p148 – Random Joey walking around the streets of Helena, Montana, with a helmet on.

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p164 - Steve Stepp Voice profile

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p166- Steve Stepp Voice profile
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 – 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 – p68-69 – Tom Wallisch disastering a flat down ledge in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p81 - Logan Imlach pulling the guts out of his winch trying to get her to behave - 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

Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p86 - Bobby Brown gapping the half pipe step up feature in Breckenridge, Colorado - Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p86 – Bobby Brown gapping the half pipe step up feature in Breckenridge, Colorado – Level 1 Productions

 

 

Powder Magazine – September 2012

04Oct12

p36 Powder Magazine, September 2012 – Mike Hornbeck – Denver, CO – Level 1 Productions

p30 Powder Magazine, September 2012 – Cam Riley – Spokane, WA – Poor Boyz Productions


p54 Powder Magazine, September 2012 – Tom Wallisch – Anchorage, AK – Level 1 Productions

Ski Photography – SBC Skier Magazine issue 3 & 4 (photo annual)

17Feb12

The last two issues of SBC Skier Magazine from Canada have hit the newsstands and I have a few more photos I’m pretty stoked on that made it into the magazine as well as three shots in their first ever Photo Issue as well.

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.3 p98-99 – Pro Freeskier Will Wesson sliding a quad kinked elbow handrail in Reno, Nevada – w / Level 1 Productions

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.3 p36 – Pro freeskier Tom Wallisch jumping a double sided spine at Breckneridge Resort, Colorado w /  Level 1 Productions

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.4 p59 – Pro Freeskier Byron Wells jumping the transfer gap in the King’s Crown Terrain Park at Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.4 p63 – Dave Treadway launching a backflip off a huge cliff during the Red Bull Cold Rush in Silverton, Colorado

Powder Magazine – September / October 2011

20Oct11

Things are a bit busy right now and I haven’t had the time I hoped to have to spend on the blog.  I’ll have a few things in the next few weeks but for now here’s a few recently published photos in Powder Magazine this season so far including the UK feature “Carry That Weight”.  Hope you dig it.


Freeskier Magazine issues 14.1, 14.2

29Sep11

Monday afternoon entertainment

26Sep11

This video just never gets old.  I wish we’d run into more guys like this while shooting urban instead of the usual suspects. Don’t do it in the park!

 

Down C Down handrail – Wallisch’s great white buffalo – Scott Sports Ad

24Aug11

 

WTF is Tom’s great white buffalo?  Wallisch has been wanting to get this handrail since he first started going to the University of Utah in 2007.  It wasn’t brought up to my attention until 2009 and we’ve been trying to get it done ever since.  Looking at this thing, (which I will claim right now is the sickest urban handrail ever done on skis) I knew I had to be there, but there was a catch.  I’m technically not allowed on the U of U campus.  Part of shooting urban is getting kicked out, but sometimes ticketed.  The University of Utah is pretty well known for being a great spot for urban ski / snowboard shooting and so do the campus police.  The last time I shot at the U of U was in 2006, where I got a $600 ticket and told not to come back.  So that’s my back story on myself and the U of U, I didn’t want to go and risk a larger ticket and be thrown in the back of a police car, but come on look at this thing, I had to.

Weather it be lack of snow, lack of timing, patrolling rent-a-cops, or conflicting travel schedules this thing had not come together for the 2 years before.   In the late winter of 2010 we got a super late snowfall in the city, AJ (4bi9 Media), Tom and myself were all in town at the same time and there was snow, I was amped and ready to get out there.  Yah, there’s a dumpster in the landing coming out of the rail.  It snows again, yup, same dumpster.  It didn’t have wheels.  Then it was spring, game over.

Turn the clock forward to the day before Thanksgiving this past fall.  I’m in Tahoe and I get a call, there’s snow in SLC and the dumpster is gone, and turkey day (Thanksgiving Day) is prime time to go after it with a good chance we won’t see any campus police.  Perfect.  I’m doing a shoot with Will Wesson and Ian Compton with Level 1 Productions 8 hours away.  Well, we were close to the end of the trip and I had to get this done when the opportunity presented itself.  Fine, started to figure out what is left to do in Tahoe/Reno and when to split up and head back.  Another call.  Another feature on my 5 year old to-shoot list.  Oh, it’s going down at sunrise, Thanksgiving day.  Awesome.  That means I have to leave now and drive through the night.  OK then.

Myself, Freedle (Level 1 Productions filmer), Will Wesson and Ian Compton break up our gear between the two trucks so Freedle can fit those three in his truck and I hit the road.  A long overnight drive back home to Salt Lake City, Utah.  Needless to say I was pretty tired and had to pull over a few times and sleep.  I was pretty determined to make it back by sunrise.  Ten hours later I finally roll into Salt Lake City just in time to take a 30 minute nap, then get my shit together and meet up with the 4Bi9 crew at a parking lot step down to tranny I’ve been wanting to shoot on for 5 years.  We finished up around 11am and I went home and eventually crashed.  I crashed hard enough that I slept through every Thanksgiving dinner party I could have gone to…oops.

At 10pm we head out to the down c down, finally.  After a lot of setup of the drop in ramp, snow, lights and my lights, I finally get to my plan.  I setup my camera remotely on a tripod fired by a Pocket Wizard Multimax transceiver along with another Multimax mounted to the hot shoe firing my strobes.  I did this for one reason alone, so I could appear to be just watching in my truck, in street clothes in the case we get busted, hoping that if we get caught, they don’t arrest me for trespassing since I was just sitting around, in street clothes watching in a truck.  After a while and about 4 angles later Tom still hasn’t gotten the rail yet and is getting beat up a bit and the inevitable happens, the campus police shows up.  Great, well I guess it’s time to test my plan right?  Then the most unexpected thing happens, the cop just drives away.  He saw everything going down and just didn’t care.  Good thing he was the only campus police officer on duty and we weren’t really doing anything that really mattered, at least that’s a good explanation right?  After a bunch more tries, it just wasn’t happening.  We gave up and went home.  It was the first time in the 5 years I’ve worked with Tom that he didn’t get a feature quit.  It’s still not done!

Fast forward again to February, after a few chances with snowfall in SLC came through everyone’s schedules finally lined up again with the weather and we went back for round two.  The crew set the drop in a bit straighter (previously was about a 45 degree angle into the handrail) and it made all the difference.  It was less than 15 tries and it was done, finally!  We weren’t even there long enough to worry about getting busted.  Three years and I got my shots, AJ got his shots, Tom got the rail and everyone was high fiving and there was a huge wave of relief that came by me.  I came away from the U of U unscathed.  All said in done I ended up with an advertisement that I’m happier with than any other I’ve shot and yet for my oldest client.  Much like most of my last winter season things just finally came together right.

Check out the ad at the newsstand in the 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide.


Freeskier Magazine – February 2011

16Jan11

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - P23 - Chris Logan - Sun Valley, Idaho - Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – P23 – Chris Logan – Sun Valley, ID – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - P28 - LJ Strenio - Park City, Utah - 4Bi9 Media

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – P28 – LJ Strenio – Park City, Utah – 4Bi9 Media

2011_FS_Feb_p048

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – P48 – LJ Strenio – Mt. Bachelor, OR – Poor Boyz Productions

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - pp62-63 - Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – pp62-63 – Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – pp84-85 – Tom Wallisch – St. Paul, MN – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - pp104 - Adam Delorme - Logan, UT - Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – pp104 – Adam Delorme – Logan, UT – Level 1 Productions

Salomon Poster – Matt Walker

14Jan11

Matt Walker - Salomon Sports Poster

Another shot that came out of the Poor Boyz Production urban shoot in Montana last season.  This one ended up being a poster of Matt Walker for Salomon Sports.  This was another D40 shot from last season.  I shot the 6mp D40 on this one to achieve full frame flash sync at 1/1250 sec.  Not much time right now to expand on the description of what went down on this photo any more than that but wanted to put an update out.




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