Posts Tagged ‘Transworld’

Trout + Snowboarding Equals Cover Shot

Scott Serfas, you have officially impressed me. Last May, Serfas and his photo crew headed up to Bear Mountain to create a snowboard photo like no one has seen before. The concept was to get a split view of the surroundings in the Bear Mountain enevironment- the above ground action of snowboarder Lauri Heiskari, and the below water scenery of swiming trout. Seeing as there was no current quarter pipe/lake scenario on the mountain, Serfas decided to build a pond on the deck of the ramp, and give 20 fish a nice little vacation from their lake. Even with all this planning, it is amazing this worked as well as it did, right down to the confused trout staring directly into Serfas’ lens for the cover shot. Check out this behind-the-scenes vid and see the final shot.

TransWorld SNOWboarding April 2011 Cover from TransWorld SNOWboarding on Vimeo.

(via Transworld Snowboarding)


How Many Dreams in the Dark? My life on the road with the legends of snowboarding. by chris brunkhart

That’s quite the lengthy title but it suits the length and depth of his career. The other day i received word that Chris Brunkhart has made his goal of raising 5,000 dollars to publish his book.

“I have been photographing for over 25 years. Starting my career at a newspaper in Chicago and eventually found my home in Portland. Around 1991 I got involved in snowboarding in its infancy. Becoming a senior photographer for Snowboarder and Transworld magazines, I shot with Craig Kelly, Jamie Lynn Terje Haakonsen and Matt Donahue and host of others from all around the world.

I have seen 6 continents, finding the beauty not only in the mountains but in the people I’ve met, the cities I’ve visited and the culture I’ve encountered. I helped found The Movement Snowboards and Frequency magazine. In 1996 I published “The Creedle Chronicles” with Volcom, and 3 years later released the cult snowboard movie, “The Walrus Dreams.” Currently working on my book, “How Many Dreams In the Dark?” to be released this fall, and continuing to shoot near my home in Sandpoint, Idaho.”

The book is going to print in 3 weeks so keep an eye out and get yourself a piece of snowboard history. In the meantime check out Transworld Snowboarding’s interview with him.


Awesome Interview with Brain Farm

watch the interview here

As I’m sure you are all familiar with the pseudo recent epic snowboard documentary That’s It That’s All, by Travis Rice and Curt Morgan. The man’s quiver is extensive and his films are impressive. Watch more of his work, online at the creators project or check out brain farm, his website.


Andy Wright Gets Deep

Our dear friend and talented lens genie Andy Wright sat down with TWS and told his story of snow, riding, shooting and the love of it all.

Like what you hear? Come hear more at the High Cascade Photo workshop 2010!


Cole’s exploding!

Our awesome friend, Cole Barash, has done it again. I am impressed, not only by his amazing photography, but also by his ever evolving level of production. Cole has never been one to shy away from BIG ideas. At 21, he is simply the best snowboard photographer shooting. I think he’s ready to break that mold, now. Enjoy this behind the scenes video from his latest antics… (at my home mountain, none the less)
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Cole and his eternal repository of skill.

As photographers we are all tormented by the same story, you know, the one where the client or photo editor of any publication will undoubtedly pass over the countless gems and gold you sent in and pick that one piece of pyrite thrown in for good measure.

That historically unwavering tale changes a bit for our young friend Cole. He has not a single piece of pyrite with which to taunt his editors. However, his story takes a turn towards the norm in the chapter where the the shiniest of all his lifestyle gems remain unseen. Take a gander at a bit of his booty on the transworld website Cole Barash Photography Collection. Its sure to make your jealous bone tickle…but if that doesn’t put the feather to your jealous joint his blog surely will.


High Cascade

Now that it’s spring break, my plans to snowboard in the sun are becoming a reality! The thing that comes to mind when snow and sun roll off the tongue in a single sentence… High Cascade Snowboard Camp. If you don’t already know, they have these rad workshops for both photo and video. Plus, you may get a chance to see an exploding RV! This is real! Mr. Mertz and I saw this thing blow up on our way out of govy!Exploding RV by Kari Rowe When you enroll for the photo workshop you get an opportunity to work with Trevor Graves, Tim Zimmerman, Christy Chaloux, Andy Wright and Nick Hamilton, Transworld’s photo editior. There always ends up being a few surprise guests, as well. These guys help you figure out what gear to use, composition, angles, digital workflow, the business side of photography, as well as networking with riders in the industry. Basically, there’s not much they miss as far as setting you up for success. Not to mention, you get a private night shoot where they not only feed you, they assist you in experimenting with strobe flashes (to be lugged around the hill by yours truly). Check it out for yourself. If you can’t make it this year I’m sure I’ll see you next year!