And The Winner Is...

Congrats to Mikey Altobelli for scoring the winning shot to be featured on the first of 10 limited edition XL prints that I will be releasing over the next few months!

These prints will be made on a heavy weight Canon Semi-gloss RC paper (a real-deal photo paper) and be a full 13X19" huge. There will be exactly 11 copies of this image printed and the first one will be on Mikey's wall, so they are extremely LIMITED EDITION.

I shot this particular image on my very first day of the season, at the O2 Team Lab pre-season demo in Appleton, just two weeks ago. Mikey is a good friend of mine and an extremely hard working and talented guy. I have been working with the O2 team a little bit this fall and have been super impressed with how deep the talent runs with these guys. I would venture to say that there will be plenty of quality photos and footage coming from Mikey and the rest this winter.

This image, and 9 others like it will be released over the coming months. Each image will be a limited run of ten prints, signed and numbered by yours truly. Each print can be yours for $24.99, shipped or delivered to your door.

I truly love to shoot this kind of stuff, in fact, it is the reason that I picked up a camera in the first place. The reality is that I spend most of my time shooting other (non-snowboarding) things. Don't get me wrong, any time I have a camera in my hand I am more than happy, but sometimes I do wish that I could spend all my time on stuff like this. Almost all of the work that I do with snowboarding and skiing is funded out of my own pocket and I only occationally see a financial return on it. Often I use my ability (notice, I did not say talent) with a camera to benefit up-and-comers like Mikey and to promote the Midwest Shred Community. By purchasing one of these prints you can help me help the Community even more, I am not out to get rich, almost all of the proceeds from these prints will go directly to cover the expenses that come from shooting this stuff. The more exposure our local riders get, the stronger our scene will become; and that benefits anyone who enjoys our sports, no matter who they are. The best part is that you get a sweet piece of "art" (sorta) to put on your wall, and the satisfaction of supporting you local scene as well.