Ever wonder what goes into that epic ski shot? There are countless moving parts to consider: the perfect light, the movement, the snow, the backdrop, and the list goes on. The initial concept must be a shared view between photographer and athlete. After all, isn’t it the athlete who makes or breaks the shot?
The first edition of Squaw’s Magazine is an extraordinary showcase of the wonderful photography and talent that make Squaw unforgettable. The skier “buried in trenchtown” on pg. 22-23 is Greg Lindsey. A true local. A 28 year old who’s been skiing for 25 years and hopes to be doing it for 25 more.
The shot taken by his good buddy, Jason Abraham, was captured in an area called Little AK at Alpine Meadows. Little AK is located down the ridge from high traverse on your way to Twin Peaks.
“The morning started just like many others do when you’re trying to get good light for a photo- in the dark. We were able to easily hike up the ridge and get to the zone right as the sun was coming up. We decided to set up for a couple pow shots on the side of the zone we wanted to ski. It looked really nice with the unique cliff features along the ridge and the fun steep zones in the background. Not to mention the light was just right. It was just one quick turn and then we went on to ski and shoot all day, but it turned out that the first shot of the day was the one that turned out the best. Sometimes it’s the shots that you never plan for that seem to turn out the best."
Well touché, Mr. Lindsey. Sometimes the best things are the ones you never plan for. To see more local talent and amazing photography, check out the online version of Squaw’s Magazine.