Photography is the most accessible and intelligible language of snowboarding, understood not only by those who ride but also those who don’t but should. It is a catalyst for progression and a record of how snowboarding has progressed. It can teach, inspire and set a benchmark to which we can all aspire.
Each week Danny Burrows will ask a pro snapper to choose a shot from their archives and tell us what makes it tick.
This week our guest photographer is Daniel Blom, a man who has been in the game of documenting the shred for a decade. It is this length of time and a burgeoning library of killer shots that inspired Daniel to compile a book of his images, appropriately named Drifting Decade. The book was launched this winter and if you are interested in getting your mitts on a copy then drop by www.driftingdecade.com
We had been shooting heli riding in Haines Alaska when we decided to do something else and drive into Canada where we found this nice kicker spot.
This is what Daniel had to say about this epic shot of the backcountry guru Wolle Nyvelt: “This image features Austrian ripper Wolle Nyvelt. We had been shooting heli riding in Haines Alaska when we decided to do something else and drive into Canada where we found this nice kicker spot. I really love the light in this image and the weird flare that the Hasselblad made, it was also an image I discovered recently in my archives that I had first overlooked, so that really stoked me out. The images also puts into perspective on how small we are out in the hands of mother nature and I think that´s also why its one of my all time favorites.”
Camera – Hasselblad
Speed - 1/1000
F-stop – F5.6
ISO – 400
Rider – Wolle Nyvelt
Trick – Nosepress
Location – Canada
Photographer – Daniel Blom