JOSS, Sweden, volcanoes and surgery… I’ve been completely useless at keeping my blog updated in case you hadn’t noticed…. so this is me telling you I will update my blog once a week from now on! I’ve got a bunch of work for clients that hasn’t be released yet, so that can fill the gaps.
In April, Jossi Wells and Russ Henshaw invited me to be one of their filmers at the (JOSS) Jon Olsson Super Sessions competition in Sweden. Volkl Skis, Russ’s sponsor was kind enough to cover my airfares to get me to the event and the rest was all covered by JOSS. In the event, as quoted by the JOSS website; 14 of the world’s best skiers and 14 of the world’s best ski film makers, along with 7 emerging skiers, all have 2 weeks to produce the best 5 minute edit possible.
The 7 teams represent their country - Norway, Sweden, USA ,Canada, Europe, Downunder (us: NZ&Oz) and Team Newschoolers (based on website votes). Each team has 2 pro skiers, 2 filmers and 1 rookie skier.
It was an amazing event to be involved in and definitely one that I have aspired to over the past three years and I’m stoked that my skills are at the level to warrant an invite.
Check out our JOSS entry below, I have always stared at the pictures of the southern lights in Tekapo wanting to be able to capture this in a time laps.
I stumbled out of the pub one night to look up and see the northern lights in full flight, I promptly bolted home grabbed my camera and ran halfway across the frozen lake to capture the moment. Definitely stoked to witness that, it really is even more amazing live than what video can capture.
View on Vimeo.
I have since been stuck in Europe for 2 weeks due to a certain volcano; I bailed to Norway to hang out with my buddy who is living there. I got the chance to go sea kayaking around the fiords whilst there… well worth the effort if you’re in the region. Hopefully you won’t be paddling against horizontal snow and rain like we were, still good fun though.
I also managed to break my collar bone back in December about 2 weeks before going to India, It was misdiagnosed twice… which meant I spent 5 months acting as if it wasn’t broken. It definitely didn’t feel like it was in one piece when skiing with my 17kg camera pack on…. I had it fixed 5 weeks ago by Dr Ed Newman who also did my ACL reconstruction in my knee about 7 years ago.
Thats all for now, I’ve done very little over the past 5 weeks due to this but winter is here I i have some exciting jobs in the pipeline for the winter ahead.
check back soon