Snowboard Colorado Volume 3, Issue 3


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

November TWS

A few Tear Sheets from the November Issue of TWS.

Top: Brandon Cocard featured in the Absinthe Films Feature Story

Blake Axelson for Snowmass

Bottom:  Nate Kern for Breckenridge

Left:  Blake Axelson for Snowmass.  Center:  Tim Humphreys for Keystone.

Snowboard Colorado Vol. 3 Issue 1

Some tear sheets from the new issue of Snowboard Colorado.

Zac Marben shot in Evergreen, CO.  From the Editor

Silvetron, CO Backcountry.  Used for an ad to promote upcoming video premiers in Denver.

Blake Axelson, Snowmass, CO.  Masthead

Chad Otterstrom, Breckenridge, CO.  The Chop House

10 Page Story on DMR or Purgatory...
Ryan Cruze


Misc.  Center photo by Scott Smith.  Far Right, Matt Guess

Matt Guess

Left, Charlie Hoch.  Right, Ryan Cruze

Nate Kern, Breckenridge, CO.  Style Points

Gigi Ruf, Silverton, CO.  Style Points

Gretchen Bleiler, Snowmass, CO.  Style Points

Blake Paul, Silverton, CO.  Style Points

Misc.  New Shit

Austin Julik-Heine, Breckenridge, CO.  Trick Tip

Thunder Head

Driving down from Breckenridge to Durango yesterday, when I hit the San Luis Valley I stated seeing a ton of smoke.  I thought this was probably from the fires in New Mexico, but later found out it was most likely from a fire called "The Little Sand Fire", burning north of Pagosa Springs, CO.  I started to see the photo possibilities immediately while the smoke started to choke out the sun.  As the sun got lower the scenes became even more dramatic.  While I pulled over on a back road and started shooting into the sun I noticed this cloud brewing up behind me while I went to retrieve another lens out of my car.  Before I knew it, this is what I was shooting and was no longer interested in the "into the sun" shot the other direction.  You can see in the top of the frame, smoke, which adds another layer to this shot.  It always amuses me how you sometimes end up shooting something you never expected or originally saw, but it ends up being the best shot of the day or trip.


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!


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.


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...


Over the past two summers I've really fallen in love with biking.  Something about, its almost like snowboarding in a weird way.  We had a pretty epic Indian Summer here in Colorado for most of September and October and got out quite a bit (not to mention all summer too!).  I had never really shot much biking and decided with the fall colors in full swing it was time.  Here's a few shots from a little afternoon session in late September.