Over the previous 2 weeks I had the privilege to compete in The photographer shootout during the World Heli Challenge.
A two week long event, it consists of two on snow heli days and a bunch more activities with an awesome international and local crew of athletes and filmers. Above is my overall Heli challenge entry and below are my entries into the other categories. + a bunch more photos I shot over the two weeks. I’m stoked that I won 3 photo catergories, The Canon Overall, the freestyle day and the Wanaka Lifestyle award.
Wanaka Lifestyle Category
Freestyle Day Image – Sam Smoothy
Treble Cone Image – Fraser McDougall
Carlton Dry Moment Image – Abby Lockhart & Will Jackways
River Surfing Colin & Lauchlan
Shooting at TC……..
Will J @ TC
Images from the Blue Pools with skier and Model Sierra Quitiquit
West Coast forest
Bridge Below the Canyon
Up the Canyon
Surfing on the Coast
Skiing at Treble Cone
A couple of weeks back I shot some fun portrait images with Roy and Christina from Aloha or Die. Here are a few of my favorites.. Thanks Roy and Christina.
Since the first time I visited the White House I’ve always wanted to photograph inside the restaurant. Currently I have two good friends working there, Tania who you see here and Gus who is one of the Chefs. With all the new bars and restaurants in Wanaka, it’s great to have a place that has a little more history and soul. The White House truly is the funkiest of fine dining establishments in Wanaka. Thanks to Tania for helping me out and to the White House for letting me photograph in the restaurant.
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A weekend trip to the Catlins from Wanaka, small surf but great times with lots of Dolphins hanging out in the surf, nice sunsets and BBQ action
Lots and lots of Sheeps!
The road home!
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A weekend away with Revelstoke Kiwi/Aussie dropouts… Tekapo/round hill and then up to Castle Hill to ski Craigiburn
Mt Cook in the back
One long rope tow!
Lodging at Castle Hill
Mickey got Tumeke
Touring in Gale force Nor Westers
Castle Hill Rocks
Drinking games…. oops
The drive home
Some photos from my week long adventure in Mexico while I was visting my friend Eduardo. Eduardo was an amazing guide taking me to places I would never think to go as a tourist. I was amazed at the friendly nature of all the Mexicans. I felt a little invasive with my camera but realised after a while that most people actually liked getting photos taken. We spent the first couple of days in Gualarahara and then headed to the coast where we stayed in San Blas and then headed down to the tourist spot Puerto Vallarta for some relax and party time and then back to Gualarahara. That’s me above looking relaxed after a few of these:
My Mexican Brother Eduardo
He had freaky long nails.
Cultural visits to the library and Market in Guadalajara
Hitting the road to the West Coast
First site of the coast and San Blas where we would spent the night on the beach getting eaten alive by gnarly invisible mosquitoes.
This guy told us ( to Eduardo in Spanish and translated to me ) the gossip of the town which included his work colleague who chased a guy with a gun cos he was sleeping with his wife.
The random Banana harvesting factory we visted. (photo on left by Eduardo) Looked like a pretty sweet setup. Beers and seafood while (taking turns) working
I liked his T-Shirt because I had just seen Radio Head at Coachella
Our random guide took us back to his place to meet his Mother and Father. She was way nice, offering us all sorts of food and wanting us to stay….
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After spending a year and a half in Revelstoke, BC Canada I was sad to say goodbye to all the amazing people and places that had filled that time. Although at the same time I was excited about the next month of adventure which would take me down the west coast of the United States, inland to Tahoe and down to the Music festival Coachella. ( and later to Mexico and home.. photos to come )
The following photos are some random images I captured during the trip and include photos from Portland, Oregon, the coast of California and sights from Coachella. Wez and I were lucky enough to be hooked up by a friend and Portland local – Colleen, who organized for us to crash with her friend Katherine. She was nice enough to let two strange Kiwis into her apartment and show us around Portland even though she had never met us. Portland is a sweet city!
From there it was on to Tahoe to hang out with old college friends and attend a college party. Thanks Kieth for the place to stay. After Tahoe we checked out San Fran, crashed in the van in AAArons driveway, picked up Troy in LA, rode some roller coasters and headed to Coachella to meet up with the Revychella crew who had come down from Revelstoke. Good times.
Portland is a bicycle friendly city
I love mountains
This is slightly out of focus but I still like it
Our Portland host Katherine, Thanks Katherine and Colleen!
They are not dead.
I’m not sure either
I’m not really sure what the Polo team did whilst riding around the camp ground… but they look cool
Troy the Van smuggler
Yes he is wearing a wig
It was hot so sunsets were a beautiful relief
Crowds of people
Wez was colorful
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