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Frank Bourgeois

Frank Bourgeois 2014 Season

Frank Bourgeois is the future of street snowboarding. Enough said. Watch his full part at twsnow.com.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Portrait by night.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

50-50 on a unique c-ledge in St. John’s.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Hand drag 180.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Reverse angle. That’s me in in the back left.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Frank the tank.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Backside tail blunt 270.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Switch backside tail blunt to backside lipslide.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Who looks meaner? Frank or the wolf on his hat?

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Serious air time in St. John’s.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Backside tail blunt, transfer, front lip.

Frank Bourgeois, Ben Birk

Frank Bourgeois.

Jeremy Cloutier

Jeremy Cloutier

Jeremy Cloutier photographed over roughly 20 days in Montreal, Quebec City, and St. John’s while filming for Los Bum by Brothers Factory.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Late night winch sessions in Tree River.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Frontlip gap/drop frontlip.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Time warp, car style.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Boardslide 270 out to drop in Quebec City.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Push, push, push.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

180 nose tap 360 out.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Mask game proper.

Jeremy Cloutier, Ben Birk

Backcountry jump in the streets of St. John’s.

 

Mary Rand Photographed For TransWorld Snowboarding

Mary Rand Photographed For TransWorld Snowboarding

Mary Rand was hands down one of my favorite snowboarders I meet this winter. I flew to Michigan to meet up with her, Jess Kimura, Marie Hucal, and Mark Dangler. We traveled all over the state sharing jokes and laughing all the way. Mary was exceptionally funny. Telling us hilarious stories from her middle school and high school days. While wearing a “I Love Ass” sweat shirt the whole time. Even when we were in restaurants with families with children. She would just shrug her shoulders and laugh.

All jokes aside Ms. Rand’s snowboarding is no laughing matter. The east coast born betty is the only girl in the Yawgoons crew and her snowboarding has benefited from it immensely.  Her board control is a step above and her style is very relaxed and effortless. In her video part from last year she is seen board sliding a DFD and hopping over the flat. Something I have never seen a girl do before. This year I witnessed her step to a DFD rail to flat ledge and backside 50-50 the rail into ledge (watch it here). Mary Rand has a bright future ahead of her. Keep it up girl!

Below are photographs I shot of her during a week long trip to Michigan.

Mary Rand, Ben Birk

Boardslide on top of a gnarly roof.

Mary Rand, Ben Birk

Backside 180 to switch wallride.

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Mary Rand, Ben Birk

Backside 50-50 though the kink to ledge.

 

 

Lucas Magoon Photographs From Minnesota

A Partial Look At My Lucas Magoon Photographs From Minnesota

This past winter I was lucky enough to spend two trips in Minnesota with Lucas Magoon. I had originally shot with him in 2007/08 while he was in Vermont filming for one of the Grenade videos (see the published photo) and at Union Square in NYC of that same year. Since then I had not had the opportunity to shoot with him again. Our paths crossed again, when Lucas came out to Minnesota with the Big Bear homies Ryan Tarbell, Ian Sams, and Mark Reznikov. I was already with Cam Pierce and Ian Post so we all teamed up to tackle the street features in and around Minneapolis/St. Paul. It was a fun couple of week hanging with the crew, getting shots, and trying to stay warm. We didn’t get kicked out of very many spots, and nobody got hurt.

Lucas just dropped his first full part in a few years with TransWorld Snowboarding which you can see here. I interviewed him for the post and had the following shots published in the online article as well. More Gooner photos from this trip to be released soon.

Lucas Magoon, Ben Birk

The writing is on the wall.

Lucas Magoon, Ben Birk

Noseslide tail tap to fakie. Mid cig puff.

Lucas Magoon, Ben Birk

All smiles.

Lucas Magoon, Ben Birk

Boardslide switch nose tap to regular.

Lucas Magoon, Ben Birk

Back in da streets.

Jess Kimura Photographed For TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine

Jess Kimura Photographed For TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine

In February of this year I flew to Detroit so I could photograph Jess Kimura for TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine. She was in Michigan filming for her video part in Capita Snowboards’ new movie Defenders Of Awesome 2: Stay Bad Ass. Snowboarders Mary Rand, Marie Hucal, and filmer Mark Dangler were there as well. We all pilled into a pair of mini vans and traveled the western side of the state for a week before stopping our caravan in Marquette. Along the way we found multiple features to session, had a car break down, and shared too many inappropriate dinner conversations to remember. The trip ended with Mark and I making an eight hour dash to Detroit to catch a pair of afternoon flights back to our respective homes.

Ben Birk, Jess Kimura, Snowboarding, Action, Photography

Half Cab to Frontside Wallride.

Ben Birk, Jess Kimura, Snowboarding, Action, Photography

Gap Over Fence to Frontside Lipslide.

Ben Birk, Jess Kimura, Snowboarding, Portrait, Photography

Jess Kimura