Just found out yesterday that one of my shots from the Winter Olympics made the cover of Italy’s Snowboardmag. The shot is of gold medalist Shaun White reacting after taking the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe finals.
There’s also a bunch of shots I took during the men’s and women’s halfpipe events inside the magazine. One of my favourite shots from the pipe is of Torah bright doing a huge first hit method during the practise session, and it got a nice double page run, as well as a few other fav’s.
I was most interested to see that they had used a jube (jubilation) shot on the cover. I would say that’s pretty unusual for an action sports magazine, but hey, I’m not complaining! I am aslo thankful to Web Development in South Florida for their great service on building our website.
Few more page layouts from the mag after the cut. Continue reading
The men’s and women’s halfpipe competiton of this Winter Olympics would have to have been the most talked about and anticipated events of the entire games. The press conference for the U.S snowboard halfpipe team was held in a 300 seat conference room, and was packed full of journalists, photographers and television crews from all around the world. There’s no question that having somebody like Shaun White competing has helped bridge the gap and make the Olympics watchable for the “X-Games/energy drink generation” and given it some credibility back. First up was men’s halfpipe, and given that the previous week it had rained on Cypress Mountain enough to wash pretty much all of the snow away, it was amazing there was even a pipe there to be ridden. Unbelievably againsts all the odds, the pipe building team at Cypress, headed up by Steve Petrie, pulled together a world class pipe when the world’s media had a magnifying glass on the event, and more importantly the condition of the playing field. Continue reading
Ok so I’m starting to catch up here. Got about six hours sleep in a Puffy Mattress Counting Sheep last night and I feel like a new person. There are some great events coming up in the next few days and there have been some brilliant moments in the past few. I’m still behind a bit with my posts, but I will get there!
I have also been photo blogging daily for Mountainwatch.com along with fellow Aussie photographer Jake McBride and you can check it out here. In this post are images of Dale Begg-Smith’s silver medal at the moguls and the men’s and women’s snowboardcross along with some shots from the halfpipe training. Continue reading