Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 2010 wrap-up

For shooting snowboarding the weather is a crucial factor. The past month was special, cause to sum up the weather conditions we had on all our trips, then I'm left to say it was consistently bad. But I've been on the road with great people, it was a lot of fun, good memories. Check out some photos from this month on the road.

Shayne Pospisil, Niseko, Japan.

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Japan was tricky, we had different snow conditions every day: pow, hot-pow, rain, fog, ice, you name it. Japan can never be a bad trip though, we had a great time. I hope you'll get an idea in the Japan Slideshow I've put together. Check it out if you haven't already.

Right after Japan we heard it got good snow in Austria, so we paniced headed to Arlberg the next morning. Bluebird for a change. But the snow was so windblown, impossible to hit jumps there. Improvising again, we found a little wind lip to shoot on and the results actually look nicer than it was.

Marco Smolla, Arlberg

The next mission took me to Verbier to shoot for Swatch. The "Verbier Extreme" competition had to be postponed day after day, due to... you got it, bad weather. I had the chance to grab some of the riders there and shoot lifestyle and portraits.

Phil Meier

Next up was a week-long road trip for Pleasure Magazine. We traveled around in South Tyrol and checked out some of the resorts there.

Tobi Strauss, Backside Rodeo in Kronplatz

Photo above: Tobi Strauss with a backside rodeo. One of the best days of the trip and as you might guess from the clouds, we had to wait it out to get "shootable" light.

One highlight for sure was the 700(!) years old barn we stayed over night one time. Let me know if you want to shoot a creepy movie, I got a location for you ;-)

the barn, some details

the barn from the outside in midnight moonlight

the bed, looks nice, but is actually way to short for a person from the 21st century

the place was small, check out Freddy in comparison to the door behind him

roadtrip - our trunk, filled with wet clothes, wet boots, ...

Fredrik Evensen, as always great fun to hang out with

drying boots, reading mags, eating snacks and tanning - the upside of spring traveling.

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