Archive for November, 2011

Ads

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

I saw that these two ads from The North Face and Peak Performance got printed.
The TNF ad is from a trip I did to Greece in February. We had really bad luck with the weather but we manage to get some good shots out of the trip anyway. Tom-Oliver was really delivering so I’m glad he got this ad.

I spent almost 6 weeks in Utah last season and shot most of the time up in Alta and Snowbird. The Peak Performance ad of Rachael Burks is from Alta on one of the coldest days last year, at least top 3 for me. It had snowed quite a bit and with very cold temperatures I finally got to ride the real Utah pow.

The last shot is of Johan Jonsson on another cover. That one if form a book about good touring spots in Norway.
Johan and me went up to Senja in northern Norway in May. We got super lucky with good weather and good spring snow for a week. The touring there is amazing, you start from sea level and skin your way up to some really good terrain. I will go back for sure.

Tom-Oliver Hedvall

Tom-Oliver Hedvall

Rachael Burks

Rachael Burks

Johan Jonsson

Johan Jonsson

Milano trip

Monday, November 28th, 2011

I went to Milano last week with a few family members. The main objective was to watch AC Milan vs FC Barcelona in the Champions League and eat good food. I got exactly what I wanted when Barca won the game 3-2 and plenty of amazing food.
I’m back in Engelberg now and it’s still very dry here. It looks like there might be some snow coming end of the week and I really hope so because we need all we can get.

site seeing

site seeing


Good seats

Good seats


Try this place if you are in Milano

Try this place if you are in Milano


Raw meat, just what I like!

Raw meat, just what I like!

Almost raw, as good as it gets

Almost raw, as good as it gets

Glas

Glas

Italian fashion

Italian fashion

Jamie Pierre, 1973-2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I just got the very sad news that my good friend Jamie Pierre was killed in an avalanche accident today at Snowbird in Utah.
Jamie was always the nicest and caring guy to me from day one. I remember the day we first met at the top of the Jochstock chair lift in Engelberg. He asked me right away if I wanted to join his crew to go shoot some photos. At that time I was pretty new in the ski photo scene and obviously got really happy to get the chance to shoot with him. A few hours later he jumped the biggest cliff I had ever seen. I was amazed of his energy and passion for skiing from the first moment I skied with him.
It’s a very sad day and my thoughts goes out to Amee!
RIP Jamie

The first day I met you Jamie

The first day I met you Jamie


Haines

Haines


Always happy

Always happy

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From your last day shooting last year. It was a great day Jamie

Another cover

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I got very happy when I heard The Ski Journal was going to put my shot on their cover. It’s a magazine I really like with it’s high quality coffee table style.
The shot is of Johan Jonsson from our trip to Haines,AK last winter. It’s pretty funny this shot got picked because it’s Johan’s very first turns in Alaska ever. He had been injured almost the whole season and when I told him about the AK trip a few weeks earlier he said he probably would not make it.
35h before my plane left I got the call from Johan that he was on board. He had been doing a last MRI of his foot and got the OK from the doctor so he booked the same flight as me.
We arrived and got 2 cloudy days with no flying but then in the afternoon of day 3 day there was a break in the clouds so we jumped in the heli.
We all got dropped off at the same peak, me, Ben, Stephan, Forrest, Johan and our guide Rob. The face we wanted to shoot was further down the ridge so we all got to ride down a fun little face with no intention to shoot it.
However me and Ben had the riders go first one by one just in case there was something interesting. Johan took off for his first real turns in 3 months and first turns in AK ever. Just at the end of the run where it got a bit flat he hit a little roller and popped up in the sun, that’s where I got this shot.

I have also posted a short video from the second part of that trip when we went camping on the glacier. It’s not much riding action but at least some tent life.

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Friday night food tip

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

If you are ever in Bergen (Norway) and want a kebab with corn go to Kong Oscars Gate (nice name)
You will find the Kebab Nazi….

Kebab Nazi

Kebab Nazi


Kronicle cover

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I just saw that Kronicle put my shot on the cover of their very first issue. It’s a new snowboard mag in the States that are focusing on backcountry riding, just what I like!
It’s a shot of my good friend and local Engelberg ripper Yves Hüsler. With a pretty low snow year last season it was hard to find the really good days in the Alps but even if it’s “the worst winter ever” Engelberg always seem to get more snow then the rest. I’m not sure if this is entirely true but not far from.
I spent a lot of time traveling last season but I was lucky to get some really good days at home. This shot was taken on February 28th after a good cold storm.
It’s a foldout cover so you just see half of it. Make sure to get a copy if you can get your hands on it and check it out.

Yves Hüsler getting cold smoke in Engelberg

Yves Hüsler getting cold smoke in Engelberg

iPhone 4S

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Yesterday the mailman delivered my new iPhone 4S, I hope it’s a good upgrade from my old 3GS.
It’s still very nice weather here in Engelberg and I have been up skiing a few hours every day but we need snow now!
I’m thinking of buying some new camera gear soon but I have not pulled the trigger yet.

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