This is the busy season, you see. He’s seemingly everywhere and anywhere in the world during the winter months. The Vancouver-based photographer is flying in from a shoot in Alaska specifically for the competition and flying back out the next morning.
So how does one as intrepid as he make time to even put together a slideshow of this kind?
“Planning ahead,” he says. “I’ve been wanting to do this for years but it just never felt right. This year I decided that this was the year and I put a lot of the leg work together in the fall.”
So not only is he extraordinarily talented, he’s also supremely organized. On his hard drive, he has about 100,000 photos to go through, which he has now whittled down to 120 images that span his entire career, including on old skateboarding shot from ’95. He says don’t expect any photos of his that have graced Transworld Snowboarding magazine covers.
“You got’ta get away from blue sky and white snow and a guy jumping of a cliff,” he says. “Everybody has shots like that and so you have to change it up.”