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Sydney, Australia | Portland, Oregon
Jeff Curtes (b. 1969) has been at the forefront of the snowboarding industry's imagery since his first published images back in 1992. In 1994, Curtes signed with Burton Snowboards and had been their Principal Photographer until 2012, nearly 20 years behind the lens on the snow. Jeff is currently repped by Jonathan Retseck, (RXR) based in NYC. Together they are pursuing commercial work both in and out of the snow.
Jeff’s work with Burton, originating with action-centric images, were unique in that they came from within the core snowboarder’s lifestyle, as he was living and breathing snowboarding with his brother Joe Curtes as they traveled West from the Midwest to the Mountains of the West Coast. Burton allowed Curtes to travel the world in search of the epic conditions that every snowboarder dreams of and in return Curtes’ camera delivered an overwhelming collection of photographs to their light table. Images that not only made incredible advertising and catalog content, but defined a subculture and captured the early history of snowboarding like no one before.
Curtes' images have published both editorially and commercially worldwide; titles as Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder Magazine, Outside, COG, Raygun, Bike, Paved, and clients such as Burton Snowboards, K2, Salomon, Rapha, Nike, HP, SAP, Oakley, and Powerade/Coca-Cola.
Jeff has published two books, BLOWER: Snowboarding Inside Out by Booth-Clibborn Editions is THE definitely look at Snowboarding and the lifestyle that surrounds it, and most recently, 28 Day Winter by PowerHouse Books in Brooklyn, a unique three week project taking place in New Zealand a few years ago.
Curtes chooses Sydney, Australia (and Portland, Oregon) as his home base where he lives with his Australian wife, Photographer Jess Mooney, son Finlay Yorke and daughter Bowie. When not shooting or traveling, Jeff can be found riding his bike.
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