I'm so honored and excited to be joining Chris Burkard, Fred Mortagne, Grant Gunderson & Roberto Alegria at this year's Pro Photographer Showdown in Whistler, BC on April 12th, 2018. Excitement aside, I would be lying if I didn't say I am extremely nervous about the event as well. Fred is someone I've always looked to for inspiration. This guy has an eye like no other. Burkard has a whopping 3 million followers on Instagram alone, and inspiring us all on the daily with his adventures and epic locations. Grant is always crushing it on all fronts. Roberto images are next level as well.
At the end of the day, this isn't about winning for me anymore. I've let my ego go on this one. I'm just humbled to sit in front of the judges with this group. I moved to LA 3 years ago and I have been 100% focused on commercial/active/ advertising photography. I am still more than thrilled to do adventure and action sports stuff for clients and fun, but that doesn't always result in stuff for this show. Snow/Ski photography hasn't been my daily hustle for a minute now. My show will mostly be stuff from 3- 10 years old, with some new stuff sprinkled throughout.
I would like to thank my dear friend and extremely talented cinematographer/producer /editor Jordan Mayfield for all his efforts and passion putting my show together. I couldn't do this without you bud! Also, Olympus for funding the event and the epic new camera. Thank you Jaime Kerrigan for putting this thing together year after year, and everyone that's ever stood in front of my camera, supported me or collaborated with me. Team work makes the dream work!
A little about the show:
The Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown is an awe-inspiring celebration of the craft of action sports photography, bringing together some of the world’s best to share some of their all-time favourite images capturing sport, culture and the human spirit. Regarded by many as one of the preeminent action sports photography events in the world, over the years the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown has seen some of the top action sport and lifestyle photographers in the game battle it out on stage, each vying for the title of Best in Show. 2018 will be no different, with four invited photographers, plus one wild card entry, bringing their best to the World Ski & Snowboard Festival and sharing their skill, devotion and unfailing passion.
Hope to see you there!