Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carston Gets Sendy Wendy

I just got back from over a month of traveling around Canada, Mt. Baker, and the Bear Tooth Mountains in Montana. I'll be doing some posts on all that soon, but in the mean time I wanted to share this ridiculous POV footage of my friend Carston making use of all the snow that fell in Utah while I was gone. The video shows him doing a Cork 1080 off of a big cliff. He originally planned on doing a 720, but hey, when you've got 70 feet of hang time, why not go for a ten?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ski Salt Lake Shootout

Every year Ski Salt Lake puts together an awesome photo contest pairing up local athletes with Pro photographers. The format is two skiers, one snowboarder, and one photographer spending one day at each of Salt Lake's ski resorts (Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, Solitude). With two photos submitted from each resort, the winning team is judged by their whole portfolio.

Me doing a Cork Seven at Alta, Photo by Jim Harris

I was lucky enough to be on a team with Snowboarder Jake Lawlor, Skier Kevin Brower, and Photographer Steve Lloyd. I've been shooting with Steve a lot this year, so it was easy for us to find our groove and get some work done. I'm pleased that after a long week, our team claimed 3rd place. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from photographers Jim Harris and Jake Lawlor
Sunset light at Alta, photo by Jim Harris

Kevin Brower going upside down at Solitude, Photo by Lawlor

Alta Sunset, Photo by Jake Lawlor

Alta pow slash, photo by Jim Harris

The man, the myth, the photography wizard: Steve Lloyd

Tail grab through the trees, Photo by Jim Harris

Jake Lawlor at Snowbird, Photo by Jim Harris

Me jumping onto Steve Lloyd

Snowbird Slashin', Photo by Harris

Brighton night skiing, photo by Lawlor

View from the top of the world, Photo by Lawlor

These are all "behind the scenes" photos. The submitted photos are in this slide show

You can also look through the portfolios individually here