The last issue for this season of Snowboard Canada just dropped and Feet Banks and I have a feature in it. I am so happy with the way it turned out, the design team there knocked it out of the park. It is so great to have the support of SBC they are not afraid to take chances when you come at them with a bit of a different idea, something you don’t see much of in any other snow industry publication these days. A big thank you to the rider’s that were involved, they not only killed it in the backcountry but went the extra mile for the portraits as well. Thanks so much to everyone that helped pull this one off.
I have never really shot much of the urban side of snowboarding although when I was younger it was how I started out riding, in the mean streets of Pembroke Ontario. After hitting the big slopes of the local convent and golf course we would poach as many handrails as we could around town. These days it blows my mind what they are getting up to in the streets after watching the Real Snow videos that have been making the rounds. I haven’t seen Chris in a while but I always liked to shoot with him because his riding was so skate influenced and he was always down to try and find a different spot around town when the snow was bad.
I have been shooting with Joel Loverin more and more over the last few seasons. He prefers to ride more and talk less and you can usually find him in the backcountry with his crew bagging big lines even if the cameras are not rolling. He just dropped a little edit of some of his footage from last season that back up my claims. It is refreshing to work with a rider who would rather ride then build a huge cheese wedge these days, i’ll be interested to see the footage he comes up with this year.
Today on Light of Day we have someone that needs no introduction in the snowboard world as David is widely known as one of the best in the biz. A few years back the Yes team pioneered a new zone in the Whistler Backcountry while filming for their team project. Let me tell you that breaking into a new zone in the backcountry is no easy task and these guys went to great lengths to make this spot happen. I spent a few days back there with them and got my ass kicked by the terrain and my snowmobile and was so happy to see the truck at the end of the day. But great times were had by all, and it is always great to see a new spot in the beautiful mountains we are surrounded by here in B.C.
I teamed up with Planet Pictures Media recently on a catalog shoot for Bula. The Art Direction and concept came from the always talented Stu Mackay-Smith, and wIth a tight deadline we had one day to shoot all the product in action at the Bounce Facility in Whistler. All the models came through with some stellar performances,stay tuned for a behind the scenes video that is being put together.
I recently took place in the Coast Mountian Culture Backyard Booty Show that was making the rounds. It was a fun night and great to see so much inspiring work. I put together a little show of snow porn for everyone to check out. Thanks for putting on the show CMC it was a lot of fun.
Well now that the holiday’s are over and I have come out of my Turkey/Crown Royal stuppor you will start to see a little more action around the blog. The newest Snowboard Canada just dropped with a feature I put together last spring. We spent a couple nights camping up on the Pemberton Ice Cap with a great crew consisting of Shin Campos, Martin Gallant, Joel Loverin, Tyler Chorlton and Kareem El Rafie.The snow conditions were less then ideal but we managed to put together a couple shots for the story. I think everyone had to buy new skis after this trip as we hit a few km’s of dirt on the access road but it was all worth it in the end. So if you haven’t picked up a copy yet make sure you do but for now you can check out the recent tear sheets from Mark Gribbon Photography below.
Wrapping up what has turned into a bit of a woman’s week here on o.k. listen is my latest cover with Marie France Roy for Transworld Japan. This is from our trip last season to Mount Cain on Vancouver Island that I featured earlier this week. We may have had some of the worst camping conditions, but in the end we got some shots and had some fun, and that is really what it’s all about. Thanks Marie, looking forward to this winter!
The woman’s annual just dropped for Snowboard Canada and I was lucky enough to have a few photos in it plus a feature story from a trip we did last winter. Make sure you grab a copy before they are all gone. Thanks for all the great times ladies!
The post about Helen yesterday got me thinking about past times shooting with her and I think that these photos might have been from the first day we shot together. A couple of Helen ended up getting used from this trip but unfortunately these ones never saw the light of day. I haven’t seen Kalina in years, but Molly is till around slaying it on her board. The girls had this secret pillow stash that we went to out of Bralorne and the snow was so deep on this trip that the girls just kept getting buried in the pillows. I hope we are going to have another one of those deep winters!