Yesterday the professional free skier C.R. Johnson died in an accident on the slopes of Squaw Valley, California. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I first crossed paths with C.R. while shooting the 2005 Icer Air event in San Francisco. In 2005 Icer Air caught the attention of millions of people who were witness (in person or on TV) to the odd juxtaposition of extreme skiing and snowboarding against the ba
Click to Enlarge More Icer Air Photography Continuing my thoughts from Lunar Impact, Get Ready for it!, one of the most fascinating things that I learned while watching IMAX: Magnificent Desolation was that astronauts had no sense of visual perspective on the moon. Think about this for a second and then think about this in context to photography. An astronaut on the moon could stand on the edge of a ridge and by visu
I couldn’t help, but post these to photos from this past weekends Icer Air event. I thought these two photos were particularly cool. (I’ll forever resist using the term “sick”). Koji Kraft was really ripping it up on the vert ramp and at the end of Neil Hendrix’s run he flashed a great face. More at my Icer Air 2007 Photo Archive Koji Kraft getting big air on the vert ramp at Icer Air Ne
Yesterday was a great day at Icer Air 2007. The ski and snowboard big-air competition was incredibly fun to watch and photograph. I spent my time getting photos of the ski and snowboard big-air competition as well as shooting the activities on the vert ramp. Below are a few samples of photos from Icer Air 2007 and another 64 photos are initially only available at my photo archive. Icer Air 2007 Photo Archive Jumping
This weekend things kickoff at Icer Air 2007 here in San Francisco. World class skiers and snowboarders face off in an extreme sport competition at AT&T Park in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Yesterday I got a chance to take a quick look at the final stages of construction on the main ramp. I think this year the ramp might be even taller than last. Icer Air 2007 starts around 3pm today so if you’re in
Icer Air 2006 was incredibly fun to see and photograph this year. I posted a couple photo highlights from the event in my earlier blog post, Icer Air 2006 Highlights, on November 6th. In addition to that I also released my first podcast episode EXIF and Beyond highlighting the experience of photographing Icer Air 2006. But what I’ve yet to post is a link to my Flickr photo set of the event. So here it is my Fli
Today I’ve released th first episode of “EXIF and Beyond”, an enhanced podcast with a behind the camera perspective. My hope is that on some of my photo assignments I’ll be able to share a little of my thinking, approach, technique and/or background to a particular photograph. As I like to say… speak to the fore-thought, after-thought and everything in between of a photograph. Click here
This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph Icer Air 2006. It was quite different than last years Icer Air, but still very entertaining! I took way too many photos, but already have a few favorites (see below). Later I’ll post more photos including some harrowing wipe outs.