Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Following the success of David Benedek’s book Current State: Snowboarding and now that it’s the end of the season we thought we’d dissect snowboarding’s summer cousin, sandboarding…

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Picture editor, I need a photo for a story we're printing about snowboarding."
"No problem. Do you want the snowboarder to be doing anything specific?"
“Yeah, I need an action shot, get a picture of them jumping”
“Should be simple enough. Do you want them jumping in a park or do you want a freeride shot?”
“What the hell does freeride mean? Is it one of those Instagram filter things? I like the park idea though, it's much more original than a plain old mountain. Let's switch it up even more and have them jumping in the middle of a city street, without any snow.”
“In the middle of a road? Are you sure, it will only be a foot high standing jump and it will look really awkward.”
“Of course I’m sure, do you think I’m an idiot? Also I want it at night, the snowboarder needs to look petrified and I need him to be chased by a huge Ukrainian prostitute.”
“Really? Is that all?”
“Oh yeah, the snowboarder needs to be Todd Richards.”…

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

If you're editing a newspaper and you need to rustle up some photos to quickly tart up a crappy article about snowboarding, then you can turn to stock photography for help. Unfortunately the models don't have the first clue about snowboarding...
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