Posts Tagged ‘Kari Rowe’

Kevin Pearce Will Ride Again!

I read this article in the NY Times about kevin getting on a snowboard again and my heart skipped a beat! This boy who was at the top of the snowboard bracket when i met him, and yet still one of the most humble and kind people in the industry, is now going to be stepping back on to a board as man who has overcome hardships many of us cant even imagine.

The new york times stated “For the first time since Pearce’s life-altering accident, he will strap on a snowboard and glide down a mountain. He plans to ride Tuesday afternoon at Breckenridge, Colo., surrounded by friends in the snowboarding community and anyone else who wants to tag along.”

Photo By Kari Rowe

Congratulations Kevin! Wish we could be there with you in more than just spirit!

Sending our positive energy your way Kev!

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Bow The Mold: The stories behind their style- featuring Caleb Ruecker

This is the first instillation of what i hope will be many. Tasked with finding fashion forward thinkers in the action industry started with a mere fashion on the street type standard. But faced with the fact that i am no sartorialist, i cant just look at what a person is wearing and not try to figure out the personality behind the garb. I was determined to go deeper.

I began to rack my brain and think of all the athletes i have met and the individual flair they bring to their sponsors and style i couldn’t imagine just documenting what they wore. As far as i am concerned “Name Brands, overpriced items and the hottest new style on the market all pale in comparison to the style brought together by individuals and their personalities.

This monthly essay is one that will strive to capture the real, the raw and the individuals i meet in a new light. Any stereotypes you may have had when first meeting the individual will melt away, confusion will in sue and you will want nothing more than to meet the individual with these fashion forward frame of minds.

The first of these young trendsetters is Caleb Ruecker. A Portland native and a BMX athlete iconic for his personal style, infinite flare and talent for bedazzling even the most plain of nails.

You see him fly by on the street, hop a curb and spin off into the distance, your initial though? “What a Punk” A reaction he has received with a smile for years and happens to be the same reaction I had as he was flying on his bike over a crew of us nemo workers as we enjoyed an afternoon at the loading dock. Once the intimidation and pure awe of his personal style settled in, i got a hold of him, it only took 3 years.We collaborated and talked, gossiped and giggled (yes girls he giggles) talked nails and fashion. Seriously, not the rail ogling, bmx jabber i expected. This is where the shattering of stereotypes idea came into play. I wanted to make a series of fashion essays in which this person who normally appears intimidating and hard would come across calm, collected, complex and the soft man i spent the afternoon in the park. Not the spiked, tattooed, ruecker the hucker that the world knows him as.

To my excitement he agreed. This is the series we created in an afternoon here at studio nemo.

 

An extra special thank you to Caleb and Camille V for spending a saturday in the studio with me.

 


NZ Winter Games

The NZ winter games were awesome….not that i was there, but rather watching from the darkness of my desk.

Aussies killed it again! They dominated the snowboard cross, in both mens and womens, although here in the states we seem to pass over that aspect of the sport and hail all those park/back country riders out there. However, after having worked with these guys i have a new found respect for their talent, drive and attitudes. Here’s a shout out to the rider who slayed the mens snowboard cross competition, Alex Chumpy Pullin! And to the skier who took second in the Freeski Slopestyle, Jossi Wells. Congrats guys!

Jossi Wells By Kari Rowe

Alex Chumpy Pullin By Kari Rowe

 

 

 


HCSC Photoworkshop 2011

Was a success! This could have been the best session I have had the opportunity to be a part of. Thank you to all the campers, staff and photographers that came together to make it happen. A slide show of the campers work coming soon. And a special thanks to Josh Letchworth for all these behind the scenes photos!

tim zimmerman tells the campers how to be the best

getting in there

taking a break and checking the shots

Kari Rowe giving some photo tips and tricks

Z enjoying some lunch on hill

chilly day on the hill, kari rowe rocking the light meter look answers questions

Christy Chaloux gets into the essence of snowboard photography

put on the 200 and get the shot

Christy Chaloux giving some tips on shooting Snowboarding

scoping the scene, HCSC photo campers 2011, little max getting ready to slay the scene


Kari Rowe shoots Julian Wilson’s big move to Nike 6.0


Fresh off the press and possibly the biggest move of the year so far, pro surfer Julian Wilson has left surf-industry giant Quiksilver to join the Nike 6.0 team. Julian stopped by Nemo on his way to Nike for a quick photoshoot with our very own photographer extraordinaire Kari Rowe. Check out Kari’s shots in your favorite surf mags in the upcoming month!


HCSC 2010 Photo Workshop

The workshop was a blast this year. we worked hard and got some amazing shots….as you will see from the video you are about to watch. Congrats to the campers of 2010 you really did an amazing job. Cant wait to see what next year brings.

HCSC 2010 Camper Slideshow from Kari Rowe on Vimeo.


AIGA Tours Nemo

Thanks for the wonderful tour! The AIGA artists had some thoughtful questions and the nemo crew had some great insight into the world of design/photo/web and job hunting.

Thanks again!


the spirit of christmas…in july?

Art for POW auction pieces by: Trevor Graves, Bud Fawcett, Kari Rowe and Adam Haynes

Once again we are on a giving streak! Nemo and friends love to help…we do stuff. From throwing parties and art shows to raise money for various foundations, to donating time, art and much much more. Look at us go, we are at it again! Photographer Josh Campbell has been collecting donations from various wonderful artist and photographers and has created ART for POW.

Our dearest Trevor Graves and Adam Haynes have graciously donated work to sell in the silent auction online from July 15th-31st.

The artist list is very impressive with work from Blotto, Mark Kohlman, Bud Fawcett, Shem Roose and many more! Check it out and bid! All the $ goes to Protect our Winters.


Studio Nemo Got a New Intern! Meet Jordan Lutes.

Heres a quick interview I conducted digitally with the young and talented Jordan Lutes who happens to be sitting in his posturepedic computering chair about 4 ft to my right…aaah technology. George Orwell called it….who needs to speak when we can just i chat!

But the story is, I snatched up this young man from Cali the day he graduated from Cal Poly and managed to sweet talk him into moving up north to continuously clean up the whirlwind of mess that is left behind as we power through shoot after shoot. He’s been here a few short weeks and I already don’t know what i ever did without him. *shout out to Jordan’s parents….he’s killing it.

So Jordan, first things first, have you ever buried anything?

No. What a creepy question.

Really nothing at all? Weird, i bury stuff all the time.

Really?

Of course, i thought everyone did! Ok here’s one every guy has a messed up answer to…Best fireworks story?

Two years ago I was in Pamplona, Spain for the running of the bulls. We figured the festival was small, and were completely overwhelmed when we got off the bus into a chaotic town. We’d had a pretty shit trip so far: no surf, rain everyday, missed our train from Paris, and no word from our contact in Spain. But just as we’d pretty much given up, a giant bang goes off, and an insane fireworks show starts shooting out of the town moat right next to us. The Spanish weren’t too impressed, but we were stoked, it ended up being a crazy night.

*side note: a kid got gored by a bull the day after we ran.

See i called it! Messed up!!!! Wait you actually ran?!

That’s a long story consisting of bulls, booze, no sleep, cops and combat boots. We’ll save that story for a later date.

I can’t wait to hear…next question. What moment in history would you want to shoot, and why?

Can I say dinosaurs? Put me in one of those jeeps from Jurassic park and I’d be happy.

Well, then this question seems to pale in comparison to dinosaurs and Jurassic Park: but who are your favorite photographers and why?

Anyone that can really capture youth in motion. Dewey Nicks and Embry Rucker were the first guys to really get me inspired and amped to get into surf lifestyle, they could really make it all look like a paradise. Neil Krug nails the whole expired film thing. Same goes for Ryan Tatar, dude can tell a story with a single Polaroid better than anyone else. Steve Sherman and Jack English’s black and white portraits were iconic to me- there’s a shot of Donovan that I’ve had taped to my wall since before I could surf.

I concur, all amazing lensmen. Now, on to a more pressing question what’s more important, wind or lettuce?

My two worst enemies. But I guess no wind equals no waves.

Excellent deduction my young friend “All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”! Finally the greatest question of them all, how did you learn about Nemo?

Originally from the credits in Afterbang back in like 2002. Eight years later, I’m getting ready to graduate from Cal Poly and saw a piece in PDN about Nemo. Noticed they were shooting a lot of stuff that I liked for a lot of clients that I liked. So I sent Kari Rowe an email, just to see what the studio was all about. A few weeks later I picked up a 5mm hooded wetsuit and got up to Portland to be the new photo intern.

Thanks for the info Jordan! Welcome to Nemo!

I will be waiting for the running of the bulls story!


Hannah Teter and Her Very Sweet Cheeks

We here at nemo love helping others and we love snowboarding…so naturally we love the one and only Hannah Teter. A gold metalist and olympic snowboarder, life time shredder and younger sister to two amazing snowboarders and one sweet talkin’ rep. She really stands out as one amazing young woman.

She has started numerous foundations to raise money for those in need including selling maple syrup and other products online at Hannah’s Gold to provide water to a village in Kenya, sold underwear online to support Doctors Without Borders, and had a Ben & Jerry’s flavor named after her, with proceeds going to charity. She’s raised over $250,000 for Kirindon and at least 40% of all net proceeds from the sale of her Sweet Cheeks panties line is given to charity partner Children International to help feed and nourish children living in extreme poverty.

With a little bit of help from her big bro and friends Hannah has officially launched the Sweet Cheeks Website!! She is joined in the cause by her close friend and fellow shredder Gabi Viteri! With more lovely ladies of the action world sure to be joining the young Miss Teter’s panties with a purpose the gallery is sure to be stuffed with more beautiful babes with big hearts!

As if this wasn’t enough this beautiful young philanthropist is nominated for VH1’s do something award. Join online and giver her a vote!


High Cascade Photo Workshop

Untitled from Kari Rowe on Vimeo.

Its that time of year again! When the sun starts to peak out, the rain slows and the snow starts to disappear….well most of the snow. Those of us who live in the great state of Oregon are lucky enough to have the glacier. That’s right, Timberline‘s own summer snowy play zone!

To make the summers up there even more amazing, there is High Cascade Snowboard Camp. A camp strategically nestled in a tiny mountain town a mere 10 min from the glacier; created for the active souls who just don’t want to stop riding even when its 73 and sunny. Every year they collaborate with Snowboard Photo Legend and founder of Nemo, Trevor Graves to form the most amazingly fun and educational snowboard photography class EVER!

This year anyone who comes to the photo camp will be schooled by the photo genius of Mr Andy Wright, Sir Tim Zimmerman, the lovely Christy Chaloux and the tiny wonder Kari Rowe! I have it on good authority that the people behind the class are on a mission to bring in some amazing guest speakers this year…snow photogs from around the world who are at the top of their game. You will leave this class with not only a better knowledge of your camera, and a new mind for business but a whole new network of contacts and riders to kick start your career.

Come join us August 5-10th and learn all your brain will let you about snowboard photography and how to kick a**!!!

See you this summer!!!


Foam Magazine

A magazine containing the perfect mix of fashion, action, ocean, art, and music. Its a great entertainer for those of us girls who like to get out there in lineup next to the guys, then head home and blast our old records while picking out our favorite outfit.

They feature female riders from all walks of life, and never cease to present them with fashionable grace and ease. Making the natural beauty of these ladies glow with their great selection of photography.

The past few issues have featured nike 6.0 athletes Monyca Bryne-Wickey and Malia Manuel. Shot by our very own, Kari Rowe.


Check out more about the nike 6.0 surf team, and the digital version of foam magazine.


Top Secret Project Revealed…

Here at StudioNemo we’ve been working on a top secret project for a few months, the Aries2010 book/time capsule. Nike Snowboarding commissioned Trevor to collaborate on the curation their “history of snowboarding” book/time capsule that was revealed at the opening for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this last weekend. Artist Brian Elliot‘s time capsule looks incredible. Kari Rowe did an amazing job shooting the time capsule and everything else for the book. Trevor and Jay worked non stop curating and art directing. Here is a taste of what we’ve done behind the scenes….

aries 2010 capsule build from Heather Hanrahan on Vimeo.

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Vancouver shop The Boardroom is hosting Aries 2010, helping to launch it alongside the 2010 Winter Olympics with events this past Saturday, 13 February 2010 and next Friday, 19 February 2010, which will both feature presentations by snowboarding legends Terry Kidwell, Dano Pendygrass, Ken Achenbach and Barrett Christy.


HCSC Photo workshop Campers Slide show

Some amazing work from the High Cascade Photo Campers of 2009!

Untitled from Kari Rowe on Vimeo.


Bell Helmets shoot in Seattle WA.

 
Bell helmets shoot by Studio Nemo from Todd Templeman on Vimeo.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard (Josh Letchworth,Wade Simmons, Bell, Mark Epstein, Brett Ferguson, Nemo and StudioNemo) on the shoot, the City of Seattle and the Evergreen Mt. Bike Alliance for use of the I-5 Colonnade Park.


UofO tours nemo

Nemo set out to teach the UofO advertising students what producing a catalog and ad campaign was really like. None of those candy coated lessons you learn in the classroom. This was a real time schedule, budget and creative kick in the pants. Thanks to the students including, our buddy nick from yobeat for not only listening intently to the life and design lessons taught by senior designer Jay Floyd and Owner Jeff Bartel, but for truly ENJOYING IT! We’re glad we could shine some rather intense light on the ever expanding world of design!


Nemo Halloween Photobooth

Jonny Davenport and Jeff T did it again with their amazing photobooth. Check out all the great photos of halloween guests on our Flickr account here


Photos of students taking photos of riders in action @ HCSC

Here are a few photos of students of the HCSC Photo Workshop in action capturing the action!

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Dine in or Kari out?

Kari Rowe is my co-worker and fellow photo assistant here at Nemo. Tuesday night I went out with my homie for Chinese food at the Golden Horse down in Chinatown, (bomb food btw…) and took home leftovers. The box literally says “Kari”not carry! I had to do something with this box and Kari. I ran the idea by Kari the next day and asked if she could use her photoshop wizardry to finish it up if i shot it, she was in. A few fun sodas and high 5’s later we were done! Now we leave you with “Kari out”