DANO Pendygrasse

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October Print Sale: Part 5!

Hi Friends,

First of all, thanks so much for buying these things. It's really making me stoked and every little thing that goes towards helping my friend and family deal with the costs that come with fighting cancer, helps.

I LOVE this photo of Mark Landvik. This was shot in a remote zone in the Kootenays while filming with Standard Films. We spent a couple years exploring this zone without anyone else ever putting another track on it and I literally spent a week shooting within 100 yards of this. The pillow field of all pillow fields. Totally perfect. And what better than a Lando method to complete the picture. I think it's a perfect little snowboard scene.

This print is appropriately sized at 16 x 24 inches on super gloss paper made from high tech molecules. It's all yours for $179 plus actual shipping.

UPDATE: the 16 x 24 has a new owner but I have a MASSIVE 20" x 30" print that is available for ten bucks more. $189. Hit me up!

Second update: both sold!


$40 bucks from this print sale goes to support my brother Garry and friend Chris Brunkhart who are both dealing with the same form of colon cancer that has spread into their liver. Please take a moment and click through and lend a hand.

First email in my inbox gets it. More prints coming all week long.

Thanks for dropping by folks!

Dano

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Oh ya, and here's the cover of Transworld that we got one year.

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October Print Sale!

Hi friends,

Christmas is coming and you know what that means! I need room in my house for all the presents I'm going to get! Speaking of presents, here's an idea for all the snowboarders in your life: how about a gallery quality print for the wall?

I have a few prints left from various sales over the years. I need the room and you need the images, so I'm going to put them up, one at a time, until they sell. First come, first to get that bad boy. Most of these are an edition of 1. Some of them may never be printed again.

So let's start here: Mark Landvik getting a fresh slasher while filming with Standard Films back in 2005. Mark is on my top 5 list of people that I shot with over the years and this was the first day we worked together. The photo ran in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine and was the image I chose to promote a gallery show at the Blake Jorgensen Gallery way back when. When it came time to hang the show, there wasn't enough room for this image so it has stayed in the tube ever since!

This one is 16"x24" on some super gloss paper and should bring you years of joy. It's obviously a bargain at $179 (plus actual shipping costs.)

First email in my inbox and prompt payment gets it. No tire kickers, no deadbeats.

As soon as it sells, I'm putting up the next one. And I'll keep doing it until they're all gone. There are some great images coming so stay tuned!

Happy Thanksgiving Canucks!

D.

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It's a new year

Hi friends,

I know, I know, it’s already WAAAAY into January and you probably don’t even know what day of the week since I’m so late with my Free January Wallpaper!

Here you go. I made the Calendar blue so you can barely read it. I think this is probably a trend towards removing it altogether because let’s face it, everyone pretty much has some Calendar app that they already rely on.

This 2008 shot of Mark Landvik is one of my all time favourites. It came from my “lost season” where I was working for a magazine that folded and consequently much of my work went unpublished. This ran in Japan but I was always disappointed that it never did in North America.

I’ve removed the Ipad size due to the fact that I forgot to make it... If you you really want one, let me know. Click the links to download.

D.

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A black and white snowboarding photo. Of Mark Landvik. In the Kootenays.

There isn't a lot of demand in the snowboard media for photos that have an emotional depth. People focus on the "trick porn" a lot and although you may see lots of well executed portraits and "lifestyle" shots, they are more often than not staged, plain, soulless images made to emulate the photographers favourite technique instead of capture anything transcendent or intimate. That's fine, it's just snowboarding and there really is no need to aim high...

I've always liked photos that evoke a feeling, especially one of familiarity. I like when you can look at a shot and know what it feels like to be there, to feel the snow, the cold on your face, the wind. I like when a photographer stops wanking off with their technical ego and starts to pay more attention to what is going on in front of the camera. I guess I'm tired of seeing technically perfect and creatively anemic snowboard photos.

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Recent Work, Westbeach Heritage book, Grenade Games 5.

It has been pointed out to me that I should maybe showcase some of the things I've been up to lately. As you can see from the last blog, my last year has been really busy as well as really diverse in terms of the projects that I've taken on. I'm still waiting to get the hard copy of Whistler/Blackcomb's media kit to see the portraits I shot for it, but I'll show you some of the other things going on.

Go here to see the Westbeach Heritage blog. We'll be leaking bits and pieces from the book in the next six months as we lead up to the publication, as well as some things that didn't make the book that are super interesting.

Of course I'm
charging hard on my new project with Monster Energy and Grenade to bring the Grenade Games to Whistler for the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. I'm really impressed that after voicing what a lot of people were thinking last year, that the TWSSF has taken an active stance to make a better festival and let me be a part of it. It's very much a "put up or shut up" situation and I've turned my focus to this for the season. Join the Facebook group here for updates.

I've had a bunch of work getting published in the last month or so too. Here is some of it that I like best:



The word "legend" makes me feel old. Snowboard Canada Mag.

Landvik rules. I'm glad Anon picked this shot.


Devun Walsh's interview in Frequency Mag is pretty great. It's a good issue and you all should pick it up.
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Recent Work, Westbeach Heritage book, Grenade Games 5.

It has been pointed out to me that I should maybe showcase some of the things I've been up to lately. As you can see from the last blog, my last year has been really busy as well as really diverse in terms of the projects that I've taken on. I'm still waiting to get the hard copy of Whistler/Blackcomb's media kit to see the portraits I shot for it, but I'll show you some of the other things going on.

Go here to see the Westbeach Heritage blog. We'll be leaking bits and pieces from the book in the next six months as we lead up to the publication, as well as some things that didn't make the book that are super interesting.

Of course I'm
charging hard on my new project with Monster Energy and Grenade to bring the Grenade Games to Whistler for the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. I'm really impressed that after voicing what a lot of people were thinking last year, that the TWSSF has taken an active stance to make a better festival and let me be a part of it. It's very much a "put up or shut up" situation and I've turned my focus to this for the season. Join the Facebook group here for updates.

I've had a bunch of work getting published in the last month or so too. Here is some of it that I like best:



The word "legend" makes me feel old. Snowboard Canada Mag.

Landvik rules. I'm glad Anon picked this shot.


Devun Walsh's interview in Frequency Mag is pretty great. It's a good issue and you all should pick it up.
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Mark Landvik

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subtle rarely wins online

Recently I've started making a lot more prints as a result of requests and being momentarily stable enough to get set up to print. The thing about printing is that you get to see photos big and beautiful and with all the related depth and tone that doesn't translate to a computer monitor. It's something that just doesn't translate to the web. So having said that, here is a photo that looks amazing in print, but maybe not so much on the web. I remember when I took this shot, I thought to myself, "this will never work for a magazine, it's just too subtle."

But I love it y'know? And now I have a print of it.

And you can too.


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Snowboard Photo Blog: part 8

Hello my friends and welcome to part 8 of my series on photos from last year that have not yet found a home in a magazine. Ok, this one is going a little off script because it has, in fact been chosen to run in a magazine. In Japan. But come on, this is one of my favourite shots of the season! Mark Landvik has one of the best methods in the business, the terrain is a little slice of heaven, what's not to like? Transworld? Snowboarder? Snowboard? Frequency... I'm looking at you.

Hell, you can even make a print of it right here if you want.


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Snowboard Photo Blog: part 4


And you thought the beat slowed down? TURN IT UP! Part 4 of my series of unloved, homeless photos from this past season.

Standard Films + Mark Landvik + Helicopters = One of my favourite things.


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Catching Up

What a crazy couple of weeks. Spent a really expensive week in Terrace, BC, with Standard Films, at Northern Escape Heli. We had one day that will be one of the best of the season, and a whole bunch that were much less productive. It was hard to come into a scene where they had just shot 9 out of 12 days and end up getting much less done, but that’s the nature of things.

Things I (re)learned on this trip:

- I can survive without a cell phone. (barely)
- Two is not the magic number when it comes to photographers.
- All is never what it seems.
- Talent isn’t always the most important thing.
- Helicopters are as cool as they are expensive.
- Sometimes a big dumb jump is a big dumb waste of time.


ejack is stoked on the snow



a big dumb jump to nowhere.



this is why

So I got home, had time for a deep breath, and dropped into some sled days with Absinthe films. The day before the sun came out my phone rang off the hook with people looking for a shooter. If only I could clone myself and work with everyone.

JP Solberg and
Romain de Marchi had spent a weather day out in the middle of nowhere, building a couple jumps, so when the sun came out we were ready to go. Not everything worked out, but one jump in particular was amazing.



this shot won't make the cut, but you can see what a lovely day we had.

Annie Boulanger and I did the commute in her truck every morning and she did a couple of lines that were really impressive. It is hard for a girl out there in testosterone land and Annie has proven herself over the years. She is no joke.

So now I’m processing and editing a million shots and watching the weather, planning the next attack. In the meantime T has made huge gains in the battle to make our apartment into a home. I love this place. I would be perfectly happy to shoot portraits on the
huge patio all spring long. Ya, right.
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Lando

New portrait of Lando

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