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
It’s been a while between posts, mostly due to the amount of work I’ve been doing – shooting, driving, shooting, re-touching, more shooting, delivering finished images etc..Anyway, I can finally show some recent snow shots which were taken just a few weeks ago in Thredbo. The images have been published in the third issue of Australian and New Zealand Snowboarding as part of a story I wrote and shot about the Thredbo terrain park team and pro snowboarder Charles Beckinsale’s incredible skills behind the controls of a snowcat/groomer. Charles is an amazing park builder and he built a great little unique feature up the top of Thredbo just out of sight of the main run. The idea was to get something a little different mid season and try to make the third issue of the current year’s magazines as most images in the mags are shot the previous season.
The weather wasn’t super kind to us and we only ended up having a small window of a day to shoot the feature that had taken just over two days to build. Thredbo resort has to be commended for supporting the vision of their terrain park managers Sammy Towers and Charles Beckinsale. There are a huge bunch of extremely talented skiers and snowboarders here in Australia and it’s a shame they have to travel overseas to ride decent challenging parks and terrain. It’s great to see these one off builds for film and photoshoots finally happening here in Australia, everyone benefits! More images below the cut. Continue reading