Wed. Apr 8, 2015

Before you even read this, get your ticket HERE now, because the event could sell out in that time, and then your evening on April 16 will be a real bummer.  The who’s who of photography, action sports, and the ski and snowboard industry will be at this, you should to!

These are the 5 photographers that will be sifting through their lifetime work of photos, to pick out only the best to play on the big screen:

(Click on their names to check out their portfolios for a taste of what you can expect!)

Brian Gaberman will never grow up. An international photographer based in Northern California, Brian has spent the last 19 years traveling the world with camera, producing countless editorial pieces and ad campaigns. The youngest photographer to ever be featured in B&W Magazine, Brian took a detour from his art and dove head first into skateboard photography. By merging his background in fine art photography with his skateboarding work, he revolutionized the look of skateboard magazines forever. He continues to explore his medium and brand the companies he works for with his unique aesthetic, style, and easy going nature. His personal projects still find their way into galleries from time to time.

I grew up in Munich, close to the Bavarian mountains, and it is those mountains that have always played a major role in my life. I was a semi-professional snowboarder back in the day, until I injured myself badly and I pretty much had to quit snowboarding for a whole season in 2003. In that time I discovered the pleasure of photography for myself. I was fascinated by photos that could describe a whole scene, a whole story or even a whole day, in just one small moment caught on film. This fascination was one of the biggest motivations for me to start my career as a professional photographer. Right now I work as senior photographer for Pleasure Snowboard Magazine and as a staff photographer for Nitro Snowboards. I travel pretty much the whole winter, always on the search for the best snow conditions and creative locations. I love shooting snowboarding in fresh, uncommon locations. In my photos I like to show the viewers a different angle, something they normally wouldn’t notice, even if they were there at the scene. I might use colorful flashes, different camera angles or tilt and shift lenses – always trying to capture something a bit different. On the other hand, I also love the documentary style; simple black and white documentary is something very real.

Swedish sharp shooter, Mattias Fredriksson, is one of the most published photographers in the ski and mountain bike industries with over 300 magazine covers to his name. With a distinctive editorial style, his work has been featured in international print and commercial campaigns for the last 20 years. He started his career as a writer, but his passion for capturing skiing and mountain biking through his camera lens took over and he moved on from the position of editor and photo editor at the legendary Swedish ski magazine Åka Skidor. For the last 15 years Mattias has been freelancing and he is the only European photographer who has the honorary title of Senior Photographer at both Powder and Bike Magazines. The winner of the 2010 Bike Magazine Photo of the Year, inaugural champion of the 2009 Deep Summer Photo Challenge and Pro Photographer Showdown Finalist in 2003, Mattias is no stranger to Whistler. When he’s not capturing moments in the Swedish mountains around his homebase, Åre, he travels the world in search of deep snow, majestic mountains and epic single track. 

Reuben Krabbe grew up on the flat prairies of Alberta staring west at the Rocky Mountains, he now calls Whistler home, working as a ski and mountain bike photographer. As a younger photographer in the competition, he has quickly become known for unique creative photographs, and remote destination trips that have brought him to the Tombstone Mountains of the Yukon Territory, and the remote Alaskan Aleutian Islands between the mainland and Russia.
“I aim to photograph not the athletes who are in front of my lens, but moreover the soul, culture, community and natural beauty that defines the lives of my subjects. Most skiers and bikers can relate to a constant state of wanderlust, after staying in one place one becomes restless. Creative and physical wanderlust and restlessness drive me to find unique perspectives and methods by which to capture the evolving world of action sports.

Todd wanders the world with his camera, one step at a time. Based in his hometown of San Diego, Todd's work has taken him to remote surf spots from Europe to Fiji to Tahiti to Indonesia to Mexico.  As a staff photographer for Surfer Magazine, Todd has captured some of the biggest names in the surf world and photographed some of the world's most famous and dangerous waves.  Featured in the 2010 release "Surfer Magazine: Fifty Years," Todd was awarded a Follow The Light Foundation grant in 2008 and won 2009 Surfer Magazine Photo of the Year, amongst numerous other awards.