SNOWPARK WITH KEIJI OKAMOTO

I have hardly shot any skiing or snowboarding (at least, compared to a “normal” winter) this year…which is ironic considering this winter we experienced what experts were calling a “50 year storm” with super low temps and heavy snow. I guess I have just been too busy with other work.

However a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Transworld Japan to shoot with Japanese ripper Keiji Okamoto so it was time to dust the skis off and get out on the snow!

After a couple of false starts due to other work commitments and bad weather we eventually caught up with each other at Snowpark late August.

It was one of those truly stunning “I’ve lived here for years but I still can’t believe how beautiful it is” Southern Lakes winter days – blue skies, good snow and not a breath of wind.

It was such a fun day shooting in the park with Keiji – he is a really nice guy and super talented on a snowboard. Thanks to Snowpark for having an awesome park and helping me out with a media pass. Here are a couple of pix from the day to whet your appetites…