The great folks over at ESPN used my favorite shot this year of Nick Poohachoff in their new Zoom Gallery (see here). An alternitive version ran as his ad for nomis (see here)
This is the house of a few buddies who live up in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, and the path that leads to the parking lot. Shot on a Holga 120N
Turbine Boardwear Ad – Eric Brovich
Published in the December issue of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine and Snowboard Magazine
“Was Here” Flow Snowboarding Movie
I love watching my friends ride. These guys kill it. Give it a watch.
Turbine Boardwear Ad – Billy Brown
Lifestyle and Landscape by Ben Birk Action by Nacho Vaz Running in Transworld Snowboarding Vol. 25 November 2011 and Snowboard Magazine
Read the interview here http://www.yobeat.com/2011/10/16/behind-the-shot-ben-birk/
Snowboarding Oct 8th Mt. Rose
-Colton Morgan -Shane Wright
Downhill Mountain Biking with Alex Dos Santos
Turbine Boardwear Ad – Kyle Ryan
-Transworld Vol. 25 Oct 2011 Issue. Another ad from the guys at Turbine. This one features team rider Kyle Ryan. All photos were shot during a team trip to Mammoth, CA.
Kings Beach Skate Ramp
– Sean Anderson – Josh Gassin
Scot Brown – Double Page
Method Mag Issue 11.3
Darrell Mathes/WESC Polaroid Contest
VGSnow.com hosted a Polaroid contest judged by Darrel Mathes. Although I didn’t win I did receive an honorable mention and a box of prizes. Link to the winners http://vgsnow.com/darrell-mathes-polaroid-contest-winners/
Transworld 2012 Buyers Guide
My image is on the far right of Jeremy Jones.
Flow Snowboarding Ad
Scotty Lago received and full page ad. I did not shoot the action, just the lifestyle. Published in 2011/12 Transworld Buyers Guide.
Turbine Boardwear Ad
Eric Brovich in a Turbine ad in the new Transworld Buyers Guide.
Nomis Ad – Nick Poohachoff
Nick Poohachoff Lake Tahoe, CA Published in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine 2012 Buyers Guide and Snowboarder Magazine October 2011.
Snowboarder Magazine – February 2011
-Forest Bailey Lake Tahoe, CA
Transworld Snowboarding Vol. 24 – March 2011
-Nick Poohachoff -Jeremy Grendahl
Frequency The Snowboarder’s Journal #8.3
Words and Photograph by Ben Birk Read behind the scene part 1 and part 2.
Flow Snowboards – “Was Here” Trailer
Great group of funny guys. Hammers in this movie. Can’t wait to watch it.
Toy Cameras Book
I was contacted a while ago to submit photography I had taken with a little toy camera called an Ultronic Panoramic. Six months later some of the images made it into the final book. – Both images on the right page are mine. – One image in the bottom right. – Top image on both
Kyle Ryan – Status Snowboards
Kyle Ryan snags the homepage to his board sponsors site.
Jeremy Thompson – CandyGrind
Two images of Jeremy Thompson are up on his profile page.
Academy Snowboard Co. 2012 Board Line Preview
Sledding Blue Lakes, CA – May 29 2011
Old man winter battled back and gave us some fresh powder on May 29th. Nick Poohachoff, Dylan James, and myself headed out to Blue Lakes, CA to get some of the last goods. Two friends sit on top of a mountain
Crack The Whip
I just got off a 7 day trip. I now have 4 days to finish the photos before I fly to Mammoth for another shoot. It’s time to Crack The Whip.
G.N.A.R. The Movie
Three of my buddies have started a site and are producing videos of their winter experience. Sam Hulbert, Ian Thorley, and Brandon Reis all originate from the East Coast and are very involved in the contest and Tahoe scenes. Being the funny guys that they are I am sure the videos will be very entertaining
Cory Cronk – Wallride Lake Tahoe, CA Hanging out with the FODT crew last winter was great. Hard working guys and a great filmer. The group had set up a wall ride on a popular feature in Tahoe. Shooting it down the tunnel I felt like I was looking down the bellows and out the
Adobe Lightroom Speed Test with SSD VS HDD
***For those of you that don’t know I am a snowboard photographer. Please take a minute to check out my Photography, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and take a look at my blog.*** With my new SSD installed it was time to run some speed test. Since I bought the SSD to speed up my photo workflow, I decided to
Installing a SSD into my MacBook Pro (June 2007)
***For those of you that don’t know I am a snowboard photographer. Please take a minute to check out my Photography, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and take a look at my blog. *** What was supposed to be a 30 minute upgrade turned into a huge headache. Below you will read about the problem, attempted solutions, and the final
Desillusion Ryan Tarbell – Sugar Bowl, CA I’m so happy this shot was FINALY published. It’s hands down one of my favorite photographs of all time. Shot in Lake Tahoe in 2009 on my Hasselblad 500C/M. Ryan Tarbell lays down a frontside 180 with the most G’d up style. Knees in the face! Are you
Forest Bailey: Goes to Church
Frontside 180 Tail Grab to Tree ride Tahoe, NV There was a church being built right at the bottom of Diamond Peak last year. Forest had has his eye on it and suggested shooting a photo on the property. He rigged up this drop/tree ride. Cool stuff until the pastor kicked us out.
My buddies are all hard at work producing videos and this week three different edits dropped. Each were killer so I thought I would share. GKC Fall Edit 2010.
New Buys: Polaroid Land Camera 340
I found a Land Camera for sale on craigslist.com. I didn’t know anything about the camera when I bought it. Not even how to extend the bellows. What I found out was my $20 purchase was in MINT condition and included every accessory in the book.
Playboard Magazine Photo Issue #9
Two images in the Playboard Magazine Photo issue. -Sam Hulbert Lake Tahoe, NV
Powder Explorer: The Truck
Part two of the Powder Explorer rig is the truck. My few requirements were as follows. V8, 4×4, and 8ft Bed. The 8ft bed really narrowed down my searching. Originally I was hoping for a manual with a diesel tank but missed out on buying the only one I ever found. Just not a popular
Winter in Summer: Nick’s Zone
Stef Zeestrate – Quick slash to drop. Nick Poohachoff grew up in Tahoe so naturally he has some sweet areas to get our shred on at. This little pillow/cliff zone is right outside of ASI. A quick 20 minute walk and your ready to have some fun. Tall Treez was on hand so look for
Winter In Summer: Will Bateman
Will Bateman is one of the few riders I know who would rather shoot a photo then shoot a video. This photo was taken on Superbowl Sunday at the bottom of a neighborhood. Will and myself were the only people present which made for an enjoyable time. The run in was a slight issue as
Transworld Vol. 24 November 2010
Two images in the Transworld 2010 Resort Guide. Top Image of Jeremy Anderson at Seven Spring Resort, PA Bottom left image of Bobby Keil at Big Boulder, PA (shot on film)
Winter In Summer: Travis Kennedy
I spent a few days this winter shooting with the Tahoe FODT crew. I never thought I would hang with these guys but I ended up having a blast. Travis is much more of a funny man then I had ever imagined. Cracking jokes all day while pulling off tricks with classic smooth style. Image
I get hit in the head
This is how I met my roommate Kyle Ryan. I was shooting the Rome Pre Jib at Big Boulder and Kyle caught his edge on the wallride. Needless to say it was a quick meeting with no time to exchange names. Kyle is a great kid though + he taught me how to play blackjack.
Playboard Photo Issue #7
This shot of Riley Nickerson ran a few years back in Playboard Magazine. Top image is mine. Shot on a Canon EOS 20D with Tokina 10-17mm 3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye. Elinchrom Ranger RX light pack with A head along with a few Sunpak 555 all triggered via PocketWizard Plus II. See the original on flickr.
Winter In Summer: Forest Bailey
Forest Bailey with a method up and over the truck. Colton from the Dump Em crew had invited me along to shoot with them for the day at a junk yard in Truckee. Forest came out swinging and landed a few tricks before one of the other riders got hurt and we ended the session
Powder Explorer: The Sled
Over the summer I have been formulating a plan to go mobil and chase the powder. Along comes Pow Explorer (site) and boost my desire to do so even more. At the end of last winter I bought at 2004 Ski-Doo Summit 800cc 144 track from my buddy Kade. It is the first part of
Winter In Summer: First Day in Tahoe
-Sam Hulbert First day in Tahoe and I’m at a jump with Sam Hulbert, Ian Thorley, and Tim Humphreys. I was very excited to get out, into the snow, and start photographing. The jump was just outside of Alpine Meadows and quick hike from a parking lot. -Ian Thorley -Tim Humphreys
Transworld Vol. 24 September 2010
My image of Matt Bothfeld made it into the September issue of Transworld. The photo was taken during a day of shooting at Big Boulder (see blog post of that day here). Here is the tech info. Shot on a Canon EOS 1D Mark III with a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens at 1/1000 sec,
Academy Catalog 2010/2011
In the spring of 2009 I spent five days shooting with the Academy team around Donner Pass, Sugar Bowl, and Kingvale. It was a great experience and lead to half a dozen published shots including my first cover. Below are my images that made it into the catalog. Along with a video I shot this
Hanging Out In The Rain
VS. Shot on a Canon EOS 1D Mark III with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens.
On the Roof
More images of Olivia Arden. I know you guys don’t like looking at girls as much as they do guys on snowboards. My web views have been down. But I need to clean out Lightroom and get my stuff online. Don’t worry there will be more Winter in Summer posts once I finish up submissions
My current job has me working 12 hour shifts which leaves little time for posting photos. I also have a mounting backlog of photos to post. So I will be posting more soon, but with less writing and less photos. I don’t know which one I like more. Both photos are of ms. Olivia Arden
I have a cheap $2 plastic Ultonic Panoramic Camera that I love to use. All images shot on Kodak 400 Tri-X.
ESPN July Zoom Gallery
ESPN published another installment of their Zoom Gallery and my image of Travis Kennedy made the list. See the gallery here. Image was shot on a Canon EOS 1D Mark III with a Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM. Elinchrom Ranger RX with A-Head provided my lighting fired via a pair of PocketWizard Plus IIs. See the
Shreddy Times is a crew ran by Conor Toumarkine out of Lake Tahoe, CA. Conor is shooting some of Tahoe’s biggest up and coming riders and producing great web edits. This year I met up with Conor and his crew through Sam Hulbert for a backcountry session deep in the wilderness of Tahoe. Conor brought
-Jerod rips around a corner Stoner is hands down the best dirt bike rider I know. He has won countless races throughout the US and has even been to Travis Pastrana’s house to ride before. Last year he won a large race in PA and this year the event organizers wanted to sell t-shirts with
Neil Palumbo is a local photographer/friend that lives in my neighborhood. He has been following the band Adriana Sky (formally Knotfal) around for over a year now and asked me if I would be interested in shooting the band at a local bar in Harrisburg. I had never shot a band before and in the
Quick Skate Shot
-Mr. Doug Usko Rock to Fakie at the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark in York, PA Shot at 1/500th at f/4.0 ISO 100 with Canon EOS-1D Mark III & EF 24-70mm F/2.8L USM.
Winter in Summer: Big Boulder, PA
-Billy Keil AKA Bobby AKA Bobby Big Hands with a most proper backside tailslide Every year I like to make it up to Big Boulder Ski Resort in Blakeslee Pennsylvania to shoot their park for the various magazine’s resort guide issues. Big Boulder is host to a park that has been in the Transworld Top
Winter in Summer: Stowe, VT Part 2
For the trip we were about to take on day 2, we sure did not wake up early enough. Mike, Justin and myself were late to bed seeing the night before was New Years and consequently we were late to rise. Once we did get ourselves up, it was for a quick breakfast before we