Mt. Cook, New Zealand
August 17, 2007
We were in New Zealand at Mt. Cook, shooting for That's It, That's All. I was up on this ridge, scoping out photo possibilities for this zone we'd been checking out, when Travis came over the radio to tell us that he was going to jump off this little nipple of snow sticking up on this roller. It wasn't what we'd been planning on shooting, so I had to scramble to get an angle from where I was. I figured he was going to travel pretty far down the slope, so I just left it kind of loose. Unfortunately, when he hit the takeoff, my camera jammed up and misfired.
Travis claimed it was just a "soul punt" anyway, so I didn't really think about the fact that I'd missed the shot. But when I got home and started processing my pictures, I saw this photo and realized what a happy accident I'd had. I just really loved the textures in it, so I decided to tone it black and white, and then...
Sometimes it's not about the action; it's about the feeling. This has such a good feeling. I just think that if you're into snowboarding, and you're into riding powder, this shot says it all.
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Last year, Tim Zimmerman's photos graced the covers and pages of more magazines than any other photographer in snowboarding. As the Mervin Manufacturing team photographer, and the principal still shooter for Travis Rice's That's It, That's All movie, Zimmerman has traveled the globe documenting faraway places, and the treasured moments experienced in them by a select and lucky few. From the jagged peaks of the Valdez mountain range in Alaska to the fantastical landscapes of New Zealand his images show the rest of us what the world looks like when seen through the eyes of an adventurous soul, or elite professional athlete.