Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Last year I teamed up with Rome Snowboards and Bear Mountain to compete in Transworld SNOWboarding's Team Shoot Out and took top honours. This year we defended our title against 3 new teams. The photos and video's have been submitted and we wait the announcement of the 2010 TWS Team Shoot Out winner.
Laurent Nicolas Paquin - elbow rail 50-50 to stairs.
Shoot Out Contest Breakdown
The contest goes down in a two-week window: seven days of build time and seven days of ride time.
Each team is provided with a maximum of 210 groomer labor hours and 240 hand crew labor hours by the host resort.
Each team consists of five riders (including one girl). If the team doesn’t include a female, they can only have four riders.
Rider substitutions can only be made if a team member is injured.
One photographer is assigned to shoot each team for the event.
Each team can use a maximum of two filmers to shoot video.
Each team must create a four-minute final video and submit a gallery of six photos for judging.
Judging is broken into the event’s three main components: video, photos, and overall creativity.
The winning team is awarded the September cover.
The Team Shoot Out winner is determined by adding the judging scores of all the contest criteria for the highest possible points total.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
In 2003, Gabz graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poland with a Masters degree in Graphic Arts and Drawing. After the studies he worked first as an illustrator and later as a graphic designer in various advertising agencies, before choosing to work strictly freelance in 2005.
In the past, Gabz' personal art work has veered towards dark themes. A conscious effort to make his work more broadly appealing and optimistic in tone has coincided with an increasing focus on his favorite way of creating images: he first works with pen or pencil, before the hand-drawn art is perfected on his iMac. He also works with vectors, water color and oil pastels, does graphic design and enjoys typography.
Whether it is a personal or commissioned work, Gabz aim is to keep his works attractive, intriguing and eye-catching in terms of not only the technique and often used color but the whole concept.
Gabz has been featured in numerous publications including Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop, Joia Magazine and Digital Arts Magazine and accrued an ever growing international client list such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Ubisoft, Sony Ericsson and Red Bull.