Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I can't wait to get out and shoot some more snow shots like this one of Cody Borchers jumpin' over Scotty Shaw slashin'

Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all get some deep pow this year!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Is it really November?

...because... It feels like its more like mid-season.....

Whistler opening has been epic.

Monday, November 09, 2009


Banff Alberta - November 26th 2009 - 7pm at the Paddock Pub.

The Art of Mark Carroll, should be amazing... Along with a bunch of other great people, and amazing art.

Stoked to have a bit of wall space...
Added to the Giant Canvas' will be this Gem..

"Dust from a Dirtbag' - Dustin Craven off Old Man's @ Cardrona New Zealand. ( Stretched Canvas 24"x36")


"The hard way down" - Jonaven Moore riding spines along his bootpack up!!, Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska during the filming of "Deeper". ( Stretched Canvas 24"x36")

Along with the 5 Canvas' I may have a few smaller prints as well...

Please come out and check out all the art / artists involved!

Friday, November 06, 2009

ART SHOW - Banff November 26th

Its been awhile since I've had a visit back to Banff. My old buddy Mark Carroll and a few others are having a show at the end of November. Mark has some amazing art - so click the link and check it out!!!

If you are around Banff on the 26th of November watch for posters, facebook, and right here for the location and more info.

I'm stoked that they had some space for me, so I will be doing up 5 big Wall-art style stretched and mounted Canvas prints for the show... Still working through what I will have there.. but to preview the couple I have already picked...

All prints will be Gallery wrapped, printed on heavy canvas, 1" stretcher bars, archive quality inks... please email me with any requests, or if you may be interested in purchasing one of these prints for your wall!

"WISE EYE" - Thailand 2007 (36"x28")

"CLOUD ISLANDS" - West Coast BC 2009 (36"x36")

"SUNSET AT REI LEH" - Thailand 2007 (36"x28")

A couple more coming soon......

Monday, November 02, 2009

Christmas is coming...

...and I'm making room on my walls and in my home. Sooo.. I'm going to be posting prints for sale off and on for the next while. The first one is a shot of Golden BC's Justin Baun, high speed powder turn in the alpenglow @ Chatter Creek Lodge BC. ( 2001 ). This shot is printed 24" x 36" on stretched canvas over a 3/4" wooden frame for hanging on your wall. Originally this image was printed for an Auction / door prize for a great buddy and somehow I lucked out getting it back when all was said and done - it has been on my wall for the past year or so, but time to mix it up.

I've only made one print of this image - after it appeared in a Snowboard Canada Feature years ago, and do not plan on printing another. I will email photos of the actual print if you would like to see.

The print is located in Squamish BC - being that it is large... it may be best for someone located nearby, but I can possibly arrange ship/delivery.

Please send me an email if you are interested in this print!

More to come soon...
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

eye-phone phun

Yes, my original iphone bit the dust on a recent trip.. so I dropped in on a new "old" 8gb Iphone. Its nice to be able to hit the app store and play with all the gadgets and add-ons the phone apps offer.

First I uploaded a program called Tilt Shift Gen.. makes some cool "tilt-shit" camera effects - so far my favorite application.

Here is a shot from my garage - an old painting by TJ Schneider

Here is one of our neighbor Jess, and her dog electra.. Electra does not like cameras, and runs when they come out.. but I snapped one of her with my phone snapper... TILTSHIFTGEN

Next up on the apps was Quadcam --- pretty cool "lomo - esque" style images in rapid fire.. Now I would say my 2nd favorite Iphone Camera application... This shot and the next, just out for a walk / bike ride with my wife in some great Fall Colors of Squamish.

More images and application reviews to come!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


All the "latest" and "greatest" of halfpipe riding had me thinking about the way its progressed the past few years. Then I started to remember a few standouts that may have been ahead of their time. Its a common thought that a person can only get out above the lip of a halfpipe as high as the wall.. so a 14 foot pipe highest air would be 14 feet. This shot was taken in during the last held Westbeach classic contest on Blackcomb. The pipe was 12 feet high. Mike went higher than 12 feet that day, and did a double backflip. this is a frame on his second of the rotations.. on his way back down.How he did that?? I dont know. He somehow mastered transitions I suppose. The sequence of this was one of my first published shots....

Pretty sweet... wonder what Mike thinks about todays pipe antics?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Trouble at the Airport... almost.. whew!

Well, I was about to write a long blog about how I ALMOST didn't make it on the plane due to my Elinchrome Ranger lighting kit looking suspect. It was opened and then the security staff in Auckland decided that the battery contained was not proper for flight, and to their knowledge had to be a Panasonic battery to be safe for flight...
Anyway long story short, I convinced them otherwise, and they let me on. I googled the issue, and the first thing up is a great write up by DAN CARR - READ IT HERE where he went through the EXACT same thing at the same airport. But he had it sorted. You could benefit if your a photographer flying with a light kit.

- winter is on its way... are you ready?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Inventor = Craven

Dustin Craven is an Inventor. Like the title states. Saw 2 new tricks invented in this trip. some kind of chikane 900 in the pipe... weirdness, and a handplant you may see soon that was dubbed the Warlock by Craven and Bridges...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sunset @ Snowpark

The other night up at the Snowpark Resort outside Wanaka I was witness to one of the most epic sunsets ever. The lead up to the full epic was also quite amazing. Unfortunately due to one snowmobile blowing a belt, and a second crew coming to session. Things got complicated. Too many people, not enough sleds.. Too much camera and flash gear. My elinchrome Ranger setup was popping for the hour lead up without any issues. Suddenly when a second flash setup from the other photographer was put up directly beside mine, both my setup and his started mis-firing, or just not firing at all. FRUSTRATING.. different channels - still no reason why. Changed batteries, still not working. Possibly was due to distance, but since Pocket Wizards advertise that they should work at a range about 5x longer than where I was standing (AND HAS NEVER ACTUALLY WORKED FOR ME AT ANYWHERE NEAR THAT RANGE) and absolutely nothing between me and the receiver - there was no real reason for any of the issues.

Anyway, missed some amazing shots. Bummed as its been one of the only times I have had a shoot work out weather wise in 5 weeks.

Getting ready to head back home.

Friday, August 21, 2009

West Coast NZ

More down days from snow. Actually just finding more to do than snow...
Explored the West Coast for a few days.
Went South as far as the road went.... beautiful drive.

There was supposed to be a great place to eat there... but it was not open. There was also supposed to be colonies of Penguins there as well... all we could find was sketch beach shanty towns, and this rusty tractor.

So we continued north to yet another place Lonely Planet says is "all time" for penguins. Hiked in 45 minutes, and found only colonies of tiny biting black flies. BUt it was really nice as well...

Further North, we made it up to Fox Glacier and walked in to the ice there... Then up the road for a view of Franz Josef.

Finally finished the day in Punakaiki "Pancake Rocks"

Slept in the car overnight on the Arthurs Pass road, and awoke to KEA birds tearing apart the car, so took back to the road.

Now in a nice hotel in Christchurch for a shower and a night in the city!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009