The Gathering

Last weekend I had the privilege to be invited to the Red Mountain Gathering, the second annual vortex of April pow skiing and media mayhem that composes this exceptional event.
Gathering website

What happens is the organizers at Red Mountain and Powder Magazine (among others: Bernie and Albert specifically) bring together the old dogs-  ski photographers and icons such as Ace Kvale, Mark Shapiro, John Falkiner, Hank deVre, and Wade McKoy - to present some of their work and talk about what it was like to telemark in Verbier in the 70’s with their group of buddies. These guys were the real deal: a group that grew and spawned the modern day ski industry as we know it. Powder Magazine also brought in their young guns such as Christian Pondella, Jordan Manley, Eric Seo and combined their talents with some of the local guys like Dave Heath who, incidentally, put together a great retro show, perfectly suited to the scene at Red. All in all, much alcohol was consumed and some of the best skiing of the season was had on the slopes of Red Mountain.

Here is the show I put together, to give folks a sense of both the lighter and more serious sides of this profession, as a tribute to these heroes of ski photography who have battled dangerous and challenging conditions for thirty years and are still around to tell their tales.

 

Posted on 04/09 at 02:12 AM | Comments

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