Twin Cities, MN

Just before the New Year I made my annual pilgrimage to the cold northern land known as Minnesota or more particular the Twin Cities.  I believe this is my 8th year in row making it out here.  Wow, to think how time has flown by!  Always great to come back here but I have to say things have changed a lot over the years.  This place used to be completely bust free.  I mean back even a few years ago people didn't even understand what you were doing and you really had to be an asshole to get kicked out of spots.  Now it seems like any other city where the bust factor is pretty high.  Due to some weather issues, and travel delays I only spend three solid days here and honestly didn't shoot one "real" urban feature.  We got kicked out of everything in sight.  Thats why private property is the future of snowboarding, both with urban features as well as in the backcountry.  Thank god we had the opportunity to go back to to TKI in Cold Spring and Bjorn Leines' private Jib farm because this trip would have been all for nothing with those two spots.  Thanks to the Kraemer brothers up at TKI and Bjorn for letting us sesh your backyards.  Good times....













about to be busted again...



 

Edit, edit and edit some more

Well its that time of the year for most snow photogs.  Time to edit the years pics down to the bangers and doctor em up for the magazines.  Came across this little self portrait I took on one of my many trips to the midwest.  Its funny what you find yourself doing in the down time between shots.  This is one of those moments passing the time.