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Laura Austin

Roxy: Mascot Superpipe Comp

31 March 2010, 07.34 | Posted in Contest, Photography, Snowboarding | No comments »

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Personally, I think costumes can make any situation more interesting…. even halfpipe competitions where most of the riders can barely get above the lip. And on Saturday in Mammoth at the Roxy Chicken Jam, that is exactly what went down. For the past three years, as part of the Chicken Jam, Roxy has had this open competition where anyone, and I mean anyone can compete for a first place prize of $3k. It was entertaining to say the least. Since a lot of the riders were barely even airing out of the pipe I decided to take a different approach to how I shot it. Without boring you with too much detail,  I shot most of them so the snow is very over exposed, creating almost a completely white background for the costume wearing creatures to stand out against.  I wanted to do a series of shots that all looked pretty similar just showing the riders costumes… and then there are also some action shots at the end. Tons more photos after the jump… and many more posts from my weekend in Mammoth to come.

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Quiksilver Cluck Off

05 March 2010, 22.02 | Posted in Contest, Design, Snowboarding | No comments »

Cluck Off Poster

Poster I designed for Quiksilver’s Cluck Off comp going on the same weekend as the Roxy Chicken Jam (March 25-28) at Mammoth in Califonia. Should be a good time, see you there I hope.

King of the Park

04 February 2010, 18.10 | Posted in Contest, Snowboarding | No comments »

KingofthePark_Poster

Poster I designed for Quiksilver’s King of the Park competition. The photo is mine as well. If you happen to be in Ontario any of those dates go check it out.