Kurt DeFreitas has been a favorite athlete to shoot for quite a long time. A packhorse, photogenic athlete, and keen photographer himself, he fits the bill for what a photographer needs and hopes for out of a rider. Kurt and I both picked this image as our favorite from the day’s shoot, and I’ve been keenly waiting to see which publication the image resonated with. Switchback Magazine’s Phil Booth made the call, announcing it was on their selects for cover use. A first for both myself and Kurt.
The issue also includes a double page spread of Sarah Leishman and Katrina Strand, and further, a single page of Katrina.
Switchback is an up and coming magazine in North America, it may be a little tough to find on the shelf in Canada, but I’m sure you’ll see a whole lot more of this mag in the future.
I’ve been neck deep in snow and work. I’ll stop typing boring words to accompany this.
Simply a beautiful moment in Whistler’s backcountry.
Amongst ______________ Dirt – Trees – Nature – Mist – Rocks – Game Changers – Jumps – Crowds – Photographers – Fans – Mosquitos – Light – Buildings – Lights – Snowflakes – Wind – Clouds – Shadows – Sluff – Cliffs
Images amongst the fibrous pages of magazines this fall:
-Big Bike Magazine France: Story “Whistler & Boulle De Gomme”
-Dirt Magazine UK: Crankworx
-Bike Magazing: MTB Dirtjumping
-Powder Magazine + Powder Photo Annual: Ski Images
-White Freeski Magazine Netherlands: Last Two Ski Images
Breath drawn in through your nose instantly freezes bristling hairs to each other, fastening in an icy grip. Extremities fall one by one in an uncomfortably familier progression, as cold chills give way to the complete absence of feeling. Beneath your skis snow makes uncharacteristically abrasive sounds as though writhing in pain, it cries out breaking and reshaping under the pressure. In frozen mountain air the voice of bullwheels and steel cable also cary a different voice in frigid weather, creaking and moaning with frighting clarity and amplification.
Winter is Coming