Choosing a top 5 was SUPER-RIDICULOUSLY-HARD!!! Just for the record. I have a hard enough time choosing the 13 images for my annual fine art calendar, and I have worked with so many talented women who are ALL deserving of recognition, and it was honestly heart-wrenching to leave some people out. JUST STICK MY HEART THROUGH THE MEAT GRINDER.
As most people know, our beloved Powder Magazine closed its doors last year. No more print publication. No more Powder Video Awards. HOWEVER, a small light still flickers in the dark void by way of the legendary Dave Reddick, former Director of Photography for Powder and Bike. Despite the shut down, he has been regularly publishing the Depth of Field series, honoring the photographers he has worked with over the years and challenging them to choose their top five images and offer insights behind them. Dave's influence on the ski photo world, by way of Powder, has shaped many careers, and mine was no exception. I had to say yes.
I offered up more insight into my career trajectory, and some factors in my youth that had another big hand in shaping my direction and the point of view I bring to the lens. They aren't things I talk about much in person, though perhaps I should.
I'm unsure if it feels cathartic of comedic, but here it is: an interview with the Italian magazine Il Fotografo where I took a chance on unveiling some extra things I rarely shed light on. This article was originally created in Italian and later translated to an english version (hence the comedic relief, or maybe that's just the mere mention of my awkward teen years accomplishing that).
Either way, it was a pleasure to share my work across the pond in a print issue dedicated to the Art of Action Photography.
An interview with Re Wikstrom, by MFF's Ginger Boyd
She was warm and friendly despite the early call time and lack of coffee. Re was quieter than some of the other voices present that day, but she radiated kindness and confidence in a way that made me feel instantly comfortable. I had to know more about her.
Indeed, it was about 6:30 in the morning when I first met Ginger Boyd. We were all gearing up for a long day of shooting and I was focused on the task at hand. Little did I know she had a sixth sense, and she was paying attention to more than riding laps for the camera.
It truly is incredible to find out that someone you met so briefly, could identify and appreciate -- no less share with the world -- all of the things you have been quietly and passionately focused on for well over a decade. I cannot offer enough thanks to Ginger and MFF for taking the time to share my story. Seriously.
I am beyond excited to team up with Wheelie Creative and Abby Cooper to coach at the inaugural winter workshop happening THIS MARCH, and happening in my home state at Snowbird! There will be on-snow coaching, a classroom session, art show, and a panel discussion featuring women from the outdoor sports industry. This is going to be RAAAD!!!!!!
"Only ~20% of action sports photographers are female. That means the lens through which the world of action sports is shown is 80% not-female. Diverse perspectives tell a bigger story, more stories, and different stories.
Our mission is to get more cameras in the hands of women through creative adventure & action sports workshops .
Let's tell a bigger story."
Thanks to my good buddy Zac, who was bored with the outdated ski photos in the store-bought calendars, and asked me if I would ever make a calendar; now I've gone and done it! It's chock full of strong, confidence ripping women skiers and features 13 of my favorite photos from the last 13 years. I would LOVE to share this with the world, so I am offering them for sale for a limited time. These will be made to order, and as such will take a little more time than we are used to in this modern online-shopping world. I hope you'll agree it is worth the wait!
$35 plus S&H. Please click the "about" link to send a message through my site if you're interested in purchasing. Cheers!