• Freshies: Early Season Powder on Snoqualmie Pass My favorite parts of going to the mountains are the scenery, the action and the friends. My least favorite parts are long drives and bad conditions. When the stars align and the Nino stays at bay, there are good odds that one can find the good without the bad. The closest mountain pass to my home […]
  • Freshies: Mountain Calligraphy in the Japanese Alps If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of winter sports this season you’ve seen literally hundreds of dispatches from Japan as herds of North American professionals and enthusiasts headed west in search of the most elusive of snow conditions: deep, deep powder. If your engagement in snowsports is more cursory, perhaps you haven’t even realized […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Behind the Gram 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Original Instagram Caption: Heading up to the North Cascades for a weekend up high. It’s gonna be COLD, but it’s always beautiful! Hope to see some colors like this tomorrow morning. Technical Details: Captured with Sony Alpha A99 with Sony 70-300 4.5-5.6 Lens @ 300mm. […]
  • Return the Junk and Get The Goods! – 12 Gifts for Yourself You’ve been through everything under the Christmas Tree and by Jove, you’re not impressed. Those ski socks will be useful – ski socks are always useful – but the rest is going to rot in the closet until you can manage to do some serious re-gifting next season. Fear not, there’s a better plan. Return […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #3 Behind the Gram 2014 – #3 Chilcotin Campsite Caption: Is sleeping outside AND riding bikes all day the best of both worlds? I think it might be. Learn how today on the @rei blog. Technical Details: Captured with Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 12-40 2.8 Lens @ 12mm (24mm equivalent). Exposure 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #5 Behind the Gram 2014 – #5 Bryce Phillips in Snoqualmie Pass Backcountry Much of my work is consumed these days on Instagram (I’m @scottrinck), and it’s there that I find the most interaction in the online world. I also learn a lot about what images resonate with people and why. In looking at this info, […]
  • Best Boxer Briefs for Outdoor Sports – A Totally Unscientific Review And now for my most ridiculous blog post yet. Laugh it up now, but you’ll thank me later. For years I’ve had a go-to in the performance underwear department. I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve put a LOT of miles on a particular pair. So earlier this summer when I was packing for a couple of […]
  • Behind the Shot – Powder Magazine Dec 2013 Intro A lot of my photography is done for the love of photography. But my ski photography, if I’m honest, is done for love of skiing. This is what makes it so sweet to have one of the most entertaining backcountry ski runs of the season yield a placement in the holy grail of ski publications, […]
  • What are the odds? I’ve been shooting photos for 20 years. I’ve made my living in the profession for the last 15. I can count on one hand the number of times that everything lined up perfectly and a truly rare image was created. Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn about this shot, but the fact […]
  • Freshies – Black and White in the American West I’m on a photo journey, as many of you know.  Thus far it’s taken me from my home state of Washington, through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and now California.  The purpose of the trip is to shoot fall landscapes, and as such, much of the work has been colorful by default; it’s the most […]