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Laura Austin

Roxy: Mascot Superpipe Comp

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


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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Todd Richards x3

02 February 2010, 09.25 | Posted in Snowboarding | No comments »

Picture 10

As part of my job at Quiksilver I was responsible for creating the imagery in their booth for SIA. Among the things I made were these life-size cardboard cutouts of Todd Richards for people to take pictures with or whatever….. but I didn’t expect them to be this big of a hit. Click on the image above to watch the video on Yobeat.