• Freshies – Columbia Peak SW Face There is an aerial photographer in Washington who has become perhaps the single biggest source of visual inspiration for climbers and skier operating in the Cascade range. His name is John Scurlock, and his work is breathtaking. For years, a single shot of his has haunted me. At first I asked myself if it was possible […]
  • Doing it Right – Sweetgrass Productions The trailer for the latest soul-flick from Sweetgrass Productions just dropped, and it looks to be another mold-breaking masterwork. While it appears that this film follows the sweetgrass formula, which celebrates a deeper exploration of the heart and soul of the skiing life, it is a distinct break from style of their last monumental effort, […]
  • Published – A Bittersweet Reminder of a Great Man The arrival of Powder Magazine in the mailbox has always been one of my favorite things.  Filled with stories of skiing and mountain culture; both stories that I know first hand, and those a world away, I’ve always been an engaged reader and member of the Powder community. You can imagine my enthusiasm on finding […]
  • Don’t Fear the Crash Go ahead, crash. Not your car, maybe not even your motorcycle, but crash something. Make a phone call you’re afraid to make, set up a shoot you’re uncomfortable doing, go too damn fast on your bike, whatever. Odds are, if you’re working at the edge of your comfort zone or beyond, you’ll blow it. Good. […]
  • Seeking simplicity Don’t get me wrong. I love me some heli skiing. Instant and exciting access to mountaintops, mind blowing descents, camaraderie. I recently spent four days immersed in this lifestyle in the mecca of the sport; Valdez, Alaska. It was everything you could hope it to be. Eventually I ran out of money (it’s easy to […]
  • Freshies – Valdez, Alaska Introducing a series of posts intended to get right to the most important part of the program: the photography.  It’s called Freshies, loosely based on the term widely used in ski culture: 1. freshies A term used to describe untouched fresh snow, also known as powder. – “The freshies were all gone by the time […]