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
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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
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.
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
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
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.
About the last thing I’d ever expected was to have a urban skiing photo in National Geographic. Well, that day has come and it’s a pretty cool one. It’s not in the magazine, it’s just their “Extreme Photo of The Week” but hey, I don’t care it’s just cool. This shot of Nick Martini at Powder Mountain during a Poor Boyz Productions shoot last season was recently in the January issue of Powder Magazine but National Geographic Adventure picked it up for their website.
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!