Behind the Shot: Dylan ThompsonBy admin • Oct 6th, 2010 • Category: Features
Another week, another Firing Squad loser. This time it was Dylan Thompson. Don’t feel bad for him though, he’s already won twice, plus we gave him this nice opportunity to rant…
This photo is of bHappy filmâ€™s Casey Detweiler. We shot it on a lovely spring day in Tahoe, whilst out adventuring with Brendan Gerard, whom many of you have probably seen a similar shot ofâ€¦ Anyways, we came across a rushing waterfall that went straight into a black abyss under the snow. The light was leaving rapidly but Casey and Brendan thought it would be a fun session. I set some nerd stuff up, they set a lip up and before you knew it great style was being executed flawlessly as the young lads leaped over the waterfall. The run out was tight- I was tangled in a mass of bushes shooting and praying the fellers wouldnâ€™t slip out and plow me over. In the end both style masters bagged a shot and they both ended up on this website. The story behind the photo is having fun and not stressing out trying to make something happen.
On a side note, if I may ramble for a momentâ€¦
Photography and snowboarding are both forms of art and unfortunately for the majority of our mainstream population is not viewed in this sense. People are attracted to bright, over saturated, reproduced, perfect photographs. I know that thinking/using your brain sucks and takes too much effort (why would you analyze and think about something when you could just watch tv?) but, you can enjoy photographs more if you look past the bright colors and think about the style of the rider, photographer, maybe what went into the shot, were they having fun or just shooting to get the shot? I mean who wants to see the same photo a million times anyways? Bring style and individuality back!