I’m pretty excited to be heading to Whistler, BC as a finalist in the Tellus Pro Photographer Showdown. I’ll be showing a career-spanning 9 minute slideshow. Tickets are hard to come by, but if you’re in the area I hope to see you there.
A really great article from a twice Pulitzer nominated photojournalist on the virtues of embracing smart phone photography, specifically Instagram:
“We mustn’t forget — a magician’s props, like a photographer’s choice of camera, are only part of the illusion created. When the rabbit is pulled from the hat, its color or breed is irrelevant. What’s important is the magician’s ability to artfully make the rabbit appear and ultimately evoke astonishment from the audience. In photography, the equivalent is taking an image that evokes strong feelings, regardless of which device captured the picture or its nostalgic hue.”
A friend of mine, Per Hampus, just sent me this link to a project he’s working on called TIME ZERO, which is the another Polaroid story . This one about the people trying to save it from extinction, an nearly impossible task and justly named THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT.
Interesting little video with a quick history of Polaroid. Can’t wait to get a copy of this book.
Here’s a behind the scenes look of day I spent shooting in Sapporo, Japan last winter with Johnnie Paxson. It’s still a little too early for me to be posting the photos from this day, they should be appearing in snowboarding magazines worldwide soon….
Very proud to be one of 10 photographers selected for this show Opening tomorrow night is tomorrow (9/27) in NYC. Holden x Impossible Project x VICE are teaming up to make this happen. Please check it out if you are in the neighborhood. More info on what’s being shown here:
the all-time legend of skateboarding photography and such an inspiration not only to the way i appproach snowboarding photography, this man shaped the way i saw the world growing up, which of course was staring incessantly at skateboarding magazines all day and all night. ladies and gentleman, MR. GRANT BRITAIN
Although I’m not necessarily an advocate of any particular medium in the Film vs. Digital debate (I prefer to focus on end results, not the means of getting there) this litte 3 minute Sci-Fi inspired video definitely provides a glimpse into a world that could quite easily become a reality someday.
I got to shoot photos at Music Fest NW in Portland last week and it was, once again, an incredible 5-day music marathon. Here’s some of my favorite shots from what is the best week in Portland each summer.
This was one of more incredible days for me in recent memory to be on the snow again with Tim Ostler. This guy is an inspiring human beyond words and has absolutely no quit in him.
Relevant yesterday, today and tomorrow.
My photo of Eiki Helgason made the cover of the Sept. 2012 Transworld Snowboarding. This is 1 of 4 covers for that issue, and there is an online contest for the readers to decide which one is the best. Please go to http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1000180038/team-shoot-out/oakley-team-shoot-out-cover-2012/ and help me out by liking the photo. Thanks.
Borge Andersen ran a world class film processing lab in Salt Lake City. His specialty was E-6 processing (slide film) and they were so good at it that there were photographers from all over the US — including New York and LA — that would rather take their chances FedEx’ing their shot film to Borge than process it locally. You could always count on Borge to make whatever you shot look it’s best. For years I would see him several times a week (sometimes several times a day) running back and forth from the lab. When digital photography took over it was definitely weird to have that relationship with Borge and his Lab absent. I always felt guilty driving by the shop and not stopping in. They managed to survive, somehow, since the digital revolution, mostly with printing services, but during the heyday it was ground zero for photographers in Utah, and even those passing through town. Rarely was there a visit to the lab that I didn’t bump in to a peer. Thanks for everything Borge!
In mid-June I was on Mt. Hood, Oregon teaching a 7-day photography workshop. It’s the 6th summer I’ve been a part of this unique camp. There’s a recap posted on Transworld’s website here: