Photographers are busy people, you can understand, so we can forgive Adam Moran for not putting all his effort into his application slideshow for this year’s event.
“I just kind of threw it out there thinking, ‘Ah, maybe we’ll see if this goes’ or whatnot,” the California-based photographer says. “And when I got the call saying that I was a finalist, it was kind of like, ‘Aw man, now I have put a ton of work into a nine minute show. And it’s the busiest time of year for me.”
But naturally he wants to win this thing, so he’s worked hard to narrow his slideshow down to his most impressive shots from the last five years for his first-ever appearance at the Pro Photo Showdown. He calls himself “a one-percenter” just for the privilege of being accepted in the first place.
“I’d still be doing this if I wasn’t getting paid,” he says. “I’d still love to be out there snowboarding and I’d still like to be out there shooting photos.”