We decided to head to Reve for some spring shred and found its still winter at RMR. There closing this Sunday for a week only to open again Sat 16th for just a few more weekends. There is also RMR’s first ever rail jam on the 16th hosted by Revelstoke’s best board shop Society! We hope to make it down for this one it will be a time for sure, and yes that’s Brain Farm’s rig in the parking lot.
We are currently on the road west of where we usually lay our heads. Banff to Vancouver to Whistler makes for quite a wicked road trip.. and we are in the midst of it. So far we have drove liquor, gone to a hair metal show, eaten fresh sushi, and shredded night boarding at Seymour. Next on the agenda is the Sea to Sky and what we hope will be some rad pow in Whistler. Here are some photos from the trip thus far.
If you have walked by the Rude Boys shop on the Corner of Wolf and Bear St… and were left wondering what the fuck happened.. you may not be alone. No they weren’t robbed and no they haven’t gone out of business.. They are at home in a new location on Caribou St! Located next to such great businesses as The Magpie and Stump and The Hoodoo Lounge you will find their new location and it looks great! and for those of you that miss the classic RB grime.. they even brought up the age old black couch of duct tape from the basement store to bring some old to the new. If you have some time or are visiting town we recommend you take a stop in to check it out and say what up. Support your OG local shop folks!
Thursday night was crazy! Thank you to everybody for coming out and supporting your local scene. Huge thanks to all of our sponsors, competitors, riders, and everyone else involved. The slideshows were fantastic and showed so many different aspects of snow activity. So after taking them all in and getting hammered here are the results and some photos from the event!
1st – Reuben Krabbe
2nd – Kelly Schovanek
3rd – Chris Messervey
Honorable mention to Tucky Tuckerman, Devon Gamble, and Scott Dermott their slideshows were so well done and the photography was amazing. Thanks so much for taking part in the 1st Annual Photographer Showdown. More photos in the Lifestyle section of our Photo page!
|Name: Reuben Krabbe
Hometown: Calgary, or living in my van, down by the river.
Camera Setup: Nikon d700, Apple Computers, Pocket Wizards, Nikon/Elinchrom Lights.
SC: How long have you been shooting snow sports?
RK: Around 2007 I started trying to shoot a lot more skiing, however I’d been playing with cameras and shooting quite a bit of Mountain Biking for 2 or 3 more years.
SC: Ever been published?
RK: Yes/No: I haven’t had ski work published, courtesy my bum knee keeping me off the snow for 23 months leading up till December. However, I’ve been published internationally for my mountain bike work.
SC: Tell me a story. Something weird or funny about your photography.
RK: About a year and a half ago I was shooting a lot of self-portrait mountain biking images and I had an idea I wanted to try out where I needed to shoot at night, and the location would be determined by the best weather. I ended up shooting near Waiparous AB, on some cattle paths in the middle of the night, outside of cell phone reception, miles from the nearest person. In the pitch black, repetitively blinding myself with flashes and consequently crashing. The last person I talked to warned me about abnormally high cougar sightings around the place I was shooting. And, I still had a bad knee that limited my mobility.
I was quite sure I was going to die, or be brutally maimed by a cougar. I’ve never been so scared.
SC: What inspires you or keeps you going?
RK: A lot of things drive me as a photographer: Always chasing illusive images to capture the emotions that keep us dedicated to the sports we love so much. Constant self-exploration; challenging myself physically and mentally to make new and different images. The passionate people I meet, who constantly inspire me to be a better person, and do better work.
I find inspiration in almost anything, staring at a blank white wall can make me figure out a new and different way to shoot snow… I’m weird like that.