Foreplay, Zac Marben
Masthead, Crested Butte
Crested Butte, Hunter Wood
Crested Butte, Hunter Wood
Style Points, Dylan Alito
Style Points, Blake Paul
Style Points, Ryan Cruze
Todd Richards Interview, Chas Guldemond. Portraits by Terry Ratzlaff
Todd Richards Interview, Bodie Merrill
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Tom Sims passing away yesterday. He was an innovator and without him who the hell knows what I would be doing with my life now. This is a photo I took of Tom a few years back. It was great to get to know him over the past few years and this day shredding with him was nothing short of epic. I could sit and listen to him tell stories about the good old days for hours. He always had good ones! Thanks Tom, you will be greatly missed! Shred in peace....
As usual and with most riders and shooter the season begins jibbing in the streets. My season actually stated real early in October. Both in the streets and on the hill. I rode Wolf Creek (see earlier post) like October 8th. The earliest I've ever ridden there. After I got my fix it was game on. I love the first shooting times of the year. Reminds you of the cold, and the suffering that goes into shooting and shreding. Kind of gets you prepared for the long winter ahead. Below area few shots from the first quarter of my winter shooting in the streets.
Evergreen, CO with Dylan Alito and Zac Hale. Behind the scenes
Forest Bailey, eyeing it up in Breck
Killer and Dan Brisse filming for X Games in Denver, CO
Birds of a feather
Brisse in Denver, CO
Alito in his Element. Evergreen, CO
Upper Midwest. Best Urban Trip I've ever been on. Thanks Absinthe!
The Abandoned Building....
Back to the Mountains!
A few tear sheets from the November 2011 issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine....
Never a dull moment with Scotty Stevens...
America's Next Top Pro Model. Great contest and great times. Portraits by E-Stone and Mike Yoshida.
I was actually shooting with an Absinthe crew consisting of Bode Merrill and Johnnie Paxson this day but Phil Jacques and Parker Duke had a jump built right next to ours. They didn't have a photog so I literally stepped 15 over from where I was shooting with my crew and snapped this shot of Phil. Sometimes it just that easy...
Colin Spencer cab 9 over the Malay gap on Vail Pass. Really sick...
2012 Resort Guide opener. Breckenridge, CO
A few tear sheets from the October 2011 issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine....
Scott Stevens is always up to something unique. This day was no different. Always a pleasure...
So hyped to have gotten to hang out and gotten to know Kevin Jones this past winter. Such a legend in the sport, and all around rad dude.
Dylan Alito is a little shit. Snowboarding needs more little shits like him. Its about time with this On Deck!
This was shot in Utah for a feature loosely based on Travis Rice comparing traits exhibited by 4 riders, in this case, Johnnie Paxson.
I can't say I'm really ready for winter, but what can you do when it snows 4 feet? Go shred, right? Well I figured that it would be the best thing to do, and I can't remember an earlier opening day at Wolfy, let alone one this good. I was a bit skeptical even to the point of buying my ticket, but by the first turn any skeptisism turned to pure bliss. To top it off, there was hardly any lift lines, and fresh snow was easy to find all day long. I can't remember a more fun opening day in recent history. Without a doubt I've got that winter itch and can't wait for the next big dump.
Blotto Photto sticker spotted in the ticket line
Ready to rock
Coverage is looking good!
This guy was about to get all Mikey Leblanc up in here.
I think I only hit like 3 things. Not too bad for October 8th.
It was just too fun shredding so I never really wanted to stop and set up any kind of action shot. This is my attempt at capturing some action follow cam style. Cort Blasting through some baby trees.
I'm pleased to announce that I will be working directly with "Snowboard Colorado" as a Staff Photographer. As a bonus I landed the cover of the first issue of the new volume. Judging by the new look, design and general quality it is going to be a great volume and I'm stoked to be involved!