Friday, December 24, 2010

Pleasure Magazine Cover in Germany.

John Jackson sends it for the film "The Art of Flight" to be released next fall. He lands way below the bottom of the photo in what some are calling the biggest air ever.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Chilean Volcano Venture

This summer I spent a week in Patagonia with the North Face team. We hiked and splitboarded up a volcano, camped and rode. Click here to watch the video and keep an eye out for the February issue of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine for the full story.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Words of Wisdom

I was recently flipping through the Photo Annual of Powder Magazine and came across this story I found interesting. I feel Mike makes some great points that we can all learn from.

Interview on PhotoShelter

Monday, December 6, 2010

American Photo Images of the Year

Here is the latest issue of American Photo and the entire "Photos of the Year" feature. I was lucky enough to win the commercial catagory with my image of Devun Walsh shot for Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. Its good to see action sports being recognized in the photography world. Check out Brian Bielmann's runner up surf photo of Donovan. Pretty sick!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

John Jackson Cover of TWS Photo Annual

After a long day of shooting in AK we flew back to our lodge and I went straight to my room and downloaded the days images. I knew I had a few bangers in there but it wasn't until I saw this shot on my screen that I realized how good it really was. After seeing this shot for the first time, I think John and I both knew deep down this shot was going on the cover.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mikkel Bang on the Cover of Norwegian Magazine

I shot this photo of Mikkel at the end of the day during a week long stretch of sunny days in Whistler, BC. The crew was motivated so we didn't stop till the sun dropped.

Travis Rice Talks Cover Shot.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Transworld Snowboarding Magazine AK Cover and Feature

Huge claims. Even with Travis Rice, John Jackson, and Mark Landvik on the trip, photographer Scott Serfas came back from a month shooting in Alaska's remote Tordrillo Range for Rice's forthcoming film, Flight, claiming it like a freshman after his first college kegger. Everything was the "craziest, biggest, sickest, heaviest ever..." The thing is, Serfas ain't no freshman, he's more of a "Frank The Tank" in snowboard media, He's been here for years. He's seen and shot it all and yet we could only scratch our heads at his giddy e-mails, claiming that "this trip was the best snowboarding trip in history." Too bad they couldn't smuggle a writer along on the trip. We were stuck with a secondhand account from our key photographer with a vocabulary limited to just three adjectives: best, biggest, and greatest.

-Joel Muzzey

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Interviews Part 2 of 4

Scott Serfas talks about Travis Rice and the Movie Fligth from BuoLoco on Vimeo.

Ransom by Adidas Backcountry Photo Shoot

Recently I spent a few days in the British Columbia backcountry shooting the 2011 fall catalogue for a Ransom shoe collaboration with Adidas Originals. The catalogue will have a large "out there" wilderness crossed with a camping/exploring vibe.
Logistics manager Shin Campos goes over some options with Ransom creator and designer Matt George.
Mary was there to host a behind the scenes piece for Fashion TV. I think she was looking for Starbucks when this shot was taken.
Mary and Matt introduce the concept and location for Fashion TV.
Our base camp during the shoot. No room service provided.
We shot a few pieces in this ice cave. Lucky we where not in there when it all came crashing down 15 minutes later. We would have all died. Honestly.
A view from my tent one morning.
Our crew follows me after being dropped by helicopter.
Working in the rain always makes thing a bit harder.
A test shot of Cody in the ice cave.
Another test shot of Cody, this time in the woods.
Behind the scenes interviews with model Cody and Matt George.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Update from Chile 2. The making of Brain Farm's movie "Flight".

It was a long month in Chile shooting along side with the Brain Farm Cinema crew searching for pow in the Andes. We started in Farellones, near the ski resort of Valle Nevado. With a way less than average snow pack we decided to fly south to Termas de Chillan. There was more snow but finding good snow was impossible. If it was sunny the snow was wind hammered and if it was decent snow the clouds were too thick to fly. In the end we did get a few gems on the ski hill and one good backcountry jump into deep "hot pow". Lots of highlights from a really fun trip. One that will always stay in my mind is when the helicopter pilot let me shoot the jump from inside the snowboard basket on the outside of the chopper. Defiantly something that would never happen in North America. And it wasn't as scary as you would think.
Left Photo. Director Curt Morgan, guide Clark Fyans, pilot Edwardo, Travis Rice and Jake Blauvelt.
This zone Curt renamed Condor Waterfall.
Scotty Lago honing his hunting skills.
The 3 amigos...Jared, me and Curt
Auto heli pilot, who knew it even existed?
Curt's cineflex station at 10,000 feet.
I was lucky enough to shoot the jump from here. At 1000 feet it was quite the ride.
Santiago at dusk.
See that little black dot in the smoke? Thats us shooting.
My shot of the volcano.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dark Side of the Lens.

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

New TWS Cover Shot of Devun Walsh

I've been shooting Devun Walsh for almost 20 years now. I've watched him go from the kid without a sponsor, to the kid everyone wanted to look like, to the legend he is today. It took him a lot of hard work, on and off the snow. Whether it meant hiking the jump just one more time, driving solo to Utah for a photo shoot or only spinning a switch backside 5 because a 12 will look like shit, Devun knows that being a professional snowboarder is more than chuckin' whatever the newest trick is. He does it all better than anyone else out there, and here is the proof.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update from Chile. The making of Brain Farm's movie "Flight".

About 10 days ago I left Canada for Chile to shoot with Brain Farm for the making of their feature film "Flight". The snowboarders for this portion of the film will be Jake Blauvelt, Scotty Lago and Travis Rice.

We landed in Santiago and stayed in the city to shoot the lifestyle and the travel portion of the film first before leaving to Farallones, a small town near the ski hill Valle Nevado. With a huge house for us waiting in Farallones along with 2 helicopters, this is where we were to base ourselves from for the next month.

Due to a lack of new snow we decided to leave the house behind and fly south a few hours to Termas de Chillan. All our gear following in 2 cargo vans. Unfortunately the expected snow in Chillan never showed. While waiting, we were able to do a lot of fun things that will end up in the TV show, a kind of a behind the scenes and making of the film. One day consisted of flying to a winery for some tasting, and the next to the beach to check out the Volcom Nutcracker surf contest and finally a day of heli shopping.

We are now back in Farallones, regrouping and planning the next week of the shoot. We still have close to 3 weeks left so we are all optimistic that the snow will come. With this group of riders, all we really need is 3 good days to get it all done. Fingers crossed.

Santiago Airport flooding, not sure the bucket will help.
Greg Wheeler films a local act with the Phantom Camera.
Local dancing in Santiago.
A portion of our group overlooking Santiago.
The setting sun from our house in Farallones.
A lot of people followed Travis Rice and our crew around on Termas de Chillan.
A view of farm land on the way to the beach.
A layer of fog over farm land.
Chile's La Gotera point break from the air.
Travis Rice and Madonna. Opening night of gay ski week in Termas de Chillan.
Gay ski week and Jake Blauvelt's birthday made for one hell of a good time.