Snowboarder Magazine is excited to announce the start of a weekly instagram contest to stoke out our followers! This is your chance to be featured on snowboarding’s most popular instagram […]Read More
Words & Photos: Laura Austin
To bring in the New Year and celebrate the past we are bringing you "New Year's High Resolution" photo galleries from SNOWBOARDER Magazine's senior photographers and staff of their top 10 photos from the 2010-2011 season. There is no point in me trying to write some third-person introduction about myself, so I am going to get right to it. My name is Laura Austin, I am the online editor for SNOWBOARDER Magazine, and I am responsible for posting 99.9% of the content on this very website. Since the internet never sleeps, I have to spend a majority of my time glued to a computer screen, but every now and then they let me out into the daylight.
As you click through my photos of my first winter with SNOWBOARDER Magazine, you will notice none of them are really the hard hitting action shots you tend to see in snowboarding. This is because, A - I am normally stuck shooting events, and B - I tend to be drawn to the photos that are a little different with a story or some personality behind them in hopes of giving you an alternative look at the snowboard world. My main goal has been to get out, travel, and experience new things, and a camera has proved as a pretty reliable ticket to do so. Even though a large chunk of my time at SNOWBOARDER is spent behind a keyboard, the adventures this job has allowed me to go on have made it worth it. And you might as well carry a camera around so you can share those experiences with the rest of the world...or at least a few people on Facebook. I suggest you get out and do the same.
Photos & Captions: Mike Yoshida
To bring in the New Year and celebrate the past we are bringing you "New Year's High Resolution" photo galleries from SNOWBOARDER Magazine's senior photographers and staff of their top 10 photos from the 2010-2011 season. The next "Top 10" gallery comes from the most recent addition to the SNOWBOARDER Magazine staff, associate photo editor, Mike Yoshida. During the summer months when not out in the field shooting some of the top pro snowboarders, Yosh is in the SNOWBOARDER offices shooting some of the top product for the magazine. Here is what he has to say about last season:
"People always ask me throughout the entire season 'Have you been having a good year?' and I usually reply with 'I don't know'. The reason why I never have a clear definitive answer is because, after all is said and done, what really makes it good? Is it the experience of traveling somewhere new? Or is it how many covers you bagged? Or is it your favorite photo you ever took, that never made it to print? Or is it simply doing what you love for a living? I guess for me, it's all of the above, and so I've answered my own question, 'yes, it's been good, and I can't wait for more!' - Mike Yoshida
Make every day a snowday with SNOWBOARDER Magazines 2012 Calendar. Featuring the same inspiring imagery that SNOWBOARDER is famous for this high quality calendar is perfect for the weekend warrior and daily diehard alike. Though technically not a "leap year" calendar this 12 month tally does feature riders bounding aplenty.Read More
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Careening at terminal velocity down the Windells lane, the field pushed, shoved, spit at and bit their way to the finish line in the beginning of the Windells pipe, and oh what a finish it was. Flat landings and flailing arms culminated in a happy ending only a Tijuana bathhouse could rival, as Lauri Heiskari took the win with Bryan Fox in second, Eero Ettala in third and Marc Frank Montoya in fourth.Read More