Friday, December 30, 2011


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Came across this snap of my friend and co-worker Andro Kajzer I shot in NZ last summer. Andro's is one of the best filmer/editor combo's out there. Straight out a Solvenia.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Outdoor Superbowl Party

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Last year we were in Madison, WI for the Super Bowl....We listened to it on the radio while shooting this pretty cool gap to rail feature....Lets hope this year there is enough snow anywhere in US to do the same.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Shoes

Its definitely an adjustment not being somewhere cold for Christmas....since its not pow anyway none of us were complaining......such a good beachside horseshoe session. I'll partner up with my Dad again any day.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Got A Light?

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The summer before last in Wanaka, NZ Grilo and I noticed this pretty rad table and lit wall at the pool that was connected to the condo's we were staying at. I wanted a James Dean feel to the shot...he had the right hat and it worked....Slovenian version!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mobile Estate

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Not a bad place to pull your RV up too. Especially in the summer..

Wanaka, NZ...Winter 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Big Bear Isn't Quite the Same

This is the 1st winter in 15 years that i won't live down the street from one of the best ski areas in America (Brighton/Crested Butte)...Its gonna be an adjustment.

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Last winter between trips Maurer and I caught Brighton on some really good days and ended up walking with some rad photo content (check his Pleasure interview this month).....This shot was at the end of a long day and our legs didn't quite work anymore. Believe it or not, Mu actually rode away from this powderless slash.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One Cold Day

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Last year we spent a couple longs days at this particular spot in Savage, Minnesota...The days were cold and cloudy and we ended up spending hours shooting in the woods and trying to stay warm. After Sollors got his trick he showed off his stash for a quick snap.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Leaning House

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Last year on the way back from a 2nd really good trip to Wisconsin we decided to pull over next to this tilted old farm house.....We all snapped a bunch of photos and did our thing and all of a sudden this photo got snapped- not sure what was going on here. One of my favorite images from the season. Jeremy, Sollors, and Zak Hale.

Cant wait for another grind like that. Recently learned that this house doesn't exist anymore...Glad we got the shot.

Lighting TechNicktion

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While in China I was getting set up for this quick lifestyle idea I wanted to do with Mikkel and Nick Hamilton happened to walk by. I asked him if I could test the lighting on him and he obliged. Thanks Nick

Monday, December 19, 2011

Squeeze On In

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The Dew Tour didn't make it easy at all to shoot their event so Cole figured out other ways to get onto the deck during practice

Sunday, December 18, 2011

After Hours

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Just found this photo of Mikkel and Jack from the summer before last in NZ...These guys come up with some amazing stuff.


During the movie tour in Japan we headed to the coastal area near Sendai City to view an area heavily affected by the Tsunami. The area is being rebuilt quickly but there still were remnants of the horrible disaster.

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This particular shot was at a school. A couple miles from the coast. There was still writing on the chalk boards and the clocks were stopped right after the time the tsunami hit.

Going there was a life changing experience and really makes you understand the power of mother nature. Lets continue to help support the rebuilding effort and our friends in Japan.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Help Wanted

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Grilo decided to join the guys at stadium security in China for a photo

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Human's Dont Belong Here

I never was able to get these shots posted since the Chinese government doesn't like blogs but here are a few more from the Borrego trip.

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Ashmore and I rode bikes out and she handled it like a man...Not sure if thats a good thing but I was pretty impressed. The ride wasn't easy or short.

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We made it to the camp site just in time for some sunset beers.

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We got in a quick jaunt before a night by the camp fire

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The next day Robbie stood in this spot for way too long testing a new lens he got. Honestly, for like 20 min without moving.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Main Event

The contest went down and was a total hit. The level of riding was unreal even in the icy conditions.
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A little snow made the venue even that much cooler. McMorris walked by for a quick shot.

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Mikkel was riding really well all day and still has the best style in snowboarding.

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Seppe also was throwing down and just barely missed the super final. Such a good contest to attend and such a good crew to attend with.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Birds Nest

This year the Air n Style was held in the Chinese National Stadium which is also known as The Birds Nest. The stadium was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics and is nothing short of spectacular. So much steel was used in the construction of this beast that it caused a shortage in the entire world......thanks China

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Sani took a moment to take in the view...he wished he had a beer

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I was lucky enough to be wish Charles and Mikkel for their 1st look. Its amazing how far snowboarding and snowboard events have come.

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Apparently the architect of the stadium wrote some anti government statements and is still in jail.

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The place a heavy security as you can imagine. This guy is followed by the sun wherever he goes.

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The outside view is no less impressive, especially in the snow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The 798 District

In Beijing there is an area of town called The 798 District. This area used to be owned/controlled by the Chinese military and it housed many factories which produced such things as ammunition and uniforms. These days all of the factories have transformed into art galleries, coffee shops, and boutiques. Its honestly the coolest art influenced area of any city I have ever been too and easily rivals SoHo. Its pretty amazing that a place like this exists in a country that doesn't allow Facebook or Blogs.

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The 798 has its fair share of interesting people.

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Many of its vendors are Tibetan. Everyone was super friendly. This guy even allowed me to shoot his portrait.

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This lady was making the best crepes in town.

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Around every corner and through every hall are different galleries. I guessing at least 100

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Chinese version of the wheelbarrow.

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They even have a locomotive at 798

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Everywhere we went we noticed photographers and people shooting photos. This area is so good for anything and everything photo related. Cant wait to go back.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bright Lights- Big Chinese City

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Beijing trip summed up in one jump.......super good time...

Thanks for the leap Jesse, next time we're bringing an exercise trampoline to shoot this photo

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Land of Coyote

We had a really good camping mission to the desert this weekend complete with campfires, stars, and plenty of beers.

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Anikka's Dad has owed this land since the 70's. Perfect spot for a camping mission

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The moon was not full. Mars was

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Annika said this water tower used to have a running shower under it. Not quite the Westin;)

More photos soon

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Canadian Thanksgiving

Last month in Vancouver we had a super nice Canadian Thanksgiving with some new friends....We went to the skatepark to work up an appetitie.
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Keegan ducked, I flipped the board, and Jeremy snapped the photo

Year 1

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Just came across this photo of the crew we took during the summer of the 1st People movie. We were all living in the office in Tahoe City . I think at one point I went a week without showering. In hindsight, it was worth it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Life is Hard

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Laying out in the sun, watching people skate all day sure is a tough life for this guy

Monday, November 14, 2011

6 Hours in Calgary

Is enough time to get a couple blog photos-

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Not sure what is in this thing but its pretty cool none the less

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We came across these amazing statues.....I wish more cities put more money into public art

Calgary was pretty cool even though we were only in and out. I was pretty happy to head back to the warm beach weather after a quick sample of 20 degrees Fahrenheit

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Point And Shoot

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Just came across this snapshot of Ivar in Japan.....amazing

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tour is Over

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Best sunset of the tour....Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall in Sapporo

On the 1st day of the Japan trip, Kazu asked us if we wanted to go for a hike on this local mtn outside of Sapporo. We were all pretty jet lagged so it seemed like the perfect thing to do.

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I don't think we could have picked a better day of the year to hike around.

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Once we got to this point of the hike Kazu told us you weren't allowed to snowboard at this resort. I guess its the Alta of Japan?

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Jussi started climbing things.

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And didn't stop until he was above Sapporo

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Good crew, perfect day

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After finishing the 2 mile hike back down, we came across this sign...Kazu told us it was a warning for hikers not to use the trail since there had been a bunch of bears spotted in the last couple weeks, we had taken a different trail to the top and missed it on the way up...glad we made it;)