August Update

Its been a bit slow on the updates as I have been doing some different commercial work which I can’t post yet! In the meantime here are some shots from a few sunrise missions we have been on to snag some NZ powder goods. Mt Olympus aka the playground of the gods put it on for an epic powder day.

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Bit of a test of the Peak Designs Capture Plate while enjoying the snow at Mt Olympus.

Checking out the recently revamped step up at the local bikes trails when they were finally dry enough to ride, I got the flashes out and took a couple of MTB shots. Was good to get some external lighting out as I haven’t shot that style of photo for a while.

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Offcut Photos

A few photos that didn’t end up being used for anything, so we thought they should see the light of day. Check them out below:

 

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Eddie Wall-Tap Lyttleton
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Epic View

Santa Is Running Late

It was the week before Christmas, and all through the land, festive cheer was spreading, so we gave it a hand. We decided to have a bit of a laugh and put together this super high budget Christmas mini-edit with Freeride New Zealand. We got ourselves a rad local shredder – Joseph Nation – put him in an extremely high-quality Santa suit, handed him a beer and sent him off down a hill. It was edge-of-your-seat stuff as the trousers ripped and got caught in the seat on almost every turn. We’re lucky we made it out alive.

Have a great Christmas break, and make sure you get out on your bike!

If you want to see the Spoke Magazine article with heaps of sick photos from Freeride NZ click here.

Rider: Joe Nation (@Joenation1)
Filmed & Produced: Sam Minnell & Jay French
Music: King Diamond – No presents for Christmas

Photo Epic – December

I have a had a pile of photos that have been sitting on the harddrive for the last month that have ended up not being used for anything and I thought the should see the light of the day, so enjoy!

 

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Rod and Sam Mt Cheeseman
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Drew @ The Vale
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Ben @ The Vale
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Sam and Rod Mt Cheeseman
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Sam Howey Pitch Black Huck

 

Fujifilm GFX

The good people at Photo and Video International and Fujifilm NZ let me borrow the Fuji GFX50s medium format camera for the week. This camera is absolutely unreal, the dynamic range and detail is incredible. I couldn’t post all of the photos I shot below as I have sent some off for publications, but there are a range of images I shot through the week below, including Ben riding some of the Lyttleton MTB Trails and some scenic shots from Coleridge.

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Winter Hits Again

Well its been a while since I have posted, the old day job has been getting in the way and we have been stuck in a little bit of limbo with the weather, hasn’t really been summer or winter. However this last weekend winter struck back with a vengeance and we had possibly the best 3 days skiing I have ever had in NZ. Check out some of the photos below from Craigieburn on the Sunday.

I got a bit too involved for the first couple of days of the storm before I pulled the camera out! Enjoy!