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
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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
Thursday, December 22, 2011
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.
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
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
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.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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.
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
Saturday, December 10, 2011
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.
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.
We made it to the camp site just in time for some sunset beers.
We got in a quick jaunt before a night by the camp fire
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 contest went down and was a total hit. The level of riding was unreal even in the icy conditions.
A little snow made the venue even that much cooler. McMorris walked by for a quick shot.
Mikkel was riding really well all day and still has the best style in snowboarding.
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
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
Sani took a moment to take in the view...he wished he had a beer
I was lucky enough to be wish Charles and Mikkel for their 1st look. Its amazing how far snowboarding and snowboard events have come.
Apparently the architect of the stadium wrote some anti government statements and is still in jail.
The place a heavy security as you can imagine. This guy is followed by the sun wherever he goes.
The outside view is no less impressive, especially in the snow.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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.
The 798 has its fair share of interesting people.
Many of its vendors are Tibetan. Everyone was super friendly. This guy even allowed me to shoot his portrait.
This lady was making the best crepes in town.
Around every corner and through every hall are different galleries. I guessing at least 100
Chinese version of the wheelbarrow.
They even have a locomotive at 798
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.