About a month ago the Coldsmoke Powder Festival was in town, and I was able to participate in the event. One of my favorite events of the weekend is the annual Foto face-off, where invited photographers have 4 days to compile a 3-5 minute slideshow in the Kootenays. This winter was seeming to be more like the coldest summer on record, and the snow was just not happening for the festival. I bumped into Kari Medig, who was participating in the photo competition, at Oso Negro one morning and expected him to be stressed and in a mad hurry. Instead with a twinkle in his eye he said this year he was going to do something a bit different. Knowing how creative and talented he is I could hardly wait to see what he came up with. Pillow line is it, and with it he snagged first prize in the event. A totally creative solution to a bit of a snow problem for the bookend winter of 2009-10. Nice work Kari!
Kari was inspired by an amazing piece of work produced by Tel Aviv based photographer Eyal Landesman, and took a 180 to create a skiing narrative to capture the dreamlike sequence of a typical ski day here in the Kootenays.