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.
Words & Photos: Laura Austin
Words & Photos: T. Bird
Senior Editor Tom Monterosso (most call him T. Bird) hails from the great state of New Hampshire. He barely snuck through college and somehow weaseled his way onto the staff of SNOWBOARDER about five years ago while living in a tent on his friend Ben Fee’s back porch. He started shooting around the time he got hired on as Associate Editor, and though his job is to craft features, columns, and captions in the print publication, photography is what currently keeps him stoked when he’s on the road. He’s also a redhead, which kinda sucks, and he’s grateful as all hell for every opportunity he’s been given despite his hair color.
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
To continue our additional coverage of Superpark 15 presented by Gatorade in conjunction with our January Superpark issue living on newsstands now, we are bringing you the top 20 photos from our senior photographers as selected by SNOWBOARDER's photo editor Huggy. With the next-level features and endless amount of talent that attended Superpark 15 at Mt. Bachelor, it lent itself to some amazing shots. Take a look through by clicking the "next" button under the image to see some of the best pixels that came out of the event.Read More