Snowboard Colorado Volume 3, Issue 6

Foreplay, Zac Marben

Masthead, Crested Butte

Crested Butte

Crested Butte

Crested Butte, Hunter Wood

Crested Butte

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


Snowboard Colorado Volume 3, Issue 3

Masthead


Micheal Wick

Micheal Wick

Chad Otterstrom

Keystone, CO.  Forest Bailey, Tim Humphreys

Keystone, CO.  Forest Bailey


Style Points, Alex Yoder

Style Points, Forest Bailey

Tom Sims

Trick Tip, Hans Mindnich, Breckenridge, CO

Micheal Wick, Breckenridge, CO

Legends Never die

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....


Jibbin'

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


Evergreeen, CO


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


Denver Condos


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!

Slash


Stoked this shot of Danny Davis ran in the new issue Slash, staight oot of Canada, eh.  It was shot in May of 2011 in Aspen/Snowmass while filming with the Brain Farm guys for their new release, "Art of Flight".  If you haven't seen it it yet, your probably dead or something, so I don't need to explain too much there.  I have to say though, that this is one of, if not my favorite photo from last season.  The combination of the tilt-shift, the clouds and Danny's timeless style, it just equals perfection to me.  Maybe you think its crap, and that cool, cause there's that one saying, "opinions are like assholes, everyones got one."  Anyways, thanks to Oli for running this one!  Stoked....

SNOWBOARDER Magazine VOL. 24, Issue 4

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.


More ANTPM


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


More Breck...

SNOWBOARDER Magazine VOL. 24 Issue 3

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.


Wolf Creek Opener!

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


 Trees


 Good to be back on a chairlift


Coverage is looking good!


Still can't believe its only October 8th!


 Look back


 More trees


Random dude gettin' some


Chairlift to Heaven


This guy was about to get all Mikey Leblanc up in here.


The sun even poked out for a minute


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.


 Until next time...