Limited Edition Poster #4 - Marc Sickmeier

Sick shot featuring Marc Sickmeier and other members of the O2 Teamlab.

This will make two posters in a row featuring the new Element Mobile stairset at Nordic Mountain. There was a special combination of elements that came together for this shot. I was actually shooting the table that we are standing on here. Things were not really working out and I was about to pack up, but while I was standing around talking we stated to watch some of the team guys lapping the stairset. The sun just dropped below the horizon, so I stuck a lumedyne off to the side of the of the stairs and an SB-28 camera right to light the riders watching the action. This was the first frame that I shot. I shot about a dozen more, but this was definitely the best shot. I think this one came out pretty well.

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 Marc 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.