18 years ago this Christmas I received my first snowboard, and with that my first true love was born. I went from the age of 10 till 18 snowboarding as much as possible. The last 10 years have been a little more difficult as life consistently has landed me in places not nearly as conducive to snowboarding as growing up in NH was. That's how I came to fall in love with photography, a lack of snowboarding. Today I was introduced to the work of Ben Birk, and I am now left with an ache in my hear that only the mountains can cure. Check out his work, and be sure to check out his portfolio and flickr!
Ben's work speaks to me on so many levels. His action shots and his use of lighting are awesome, and his lifestyle and portrait shots bring me back to a time in my life where things seemed so much simpler. Ben if you are reading this, thanks for motivating me to get off my butt and get back on a slope with your photography.