Sunday, April 20, 2008

Michael Franti and Spearhead

Another great show, but unfortunately this one finishes off the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.. this didn't prevent anyone from singing and dancing with this great show though..

Well, that wraps up my small contribution to this ridiculously fun festival.. I had a blast and my friends and everyone that I talked to feel the same. I am already looking forward to next year, but for now it's back to school.. bah!

DJ Experience

What a night! The Telus Conference Centre was packed with thousands of people ready for one ridiculous night thanks to DJ Dan and Donald Glaude, Mark Farina, Austin Leeds, and Matt the Alien. The atmosphere was electric with the flowing house beats and impressive visual setup. One of the highlights of my night was just seeing all the smiling faces out there.. it truly seemed like everyone was having an amazing time, which really, is what this festival is all about.

Matt the Alien started the night out just right

Austin Leeds provided a deep and moving progressive set

DJ Dan and Donald Glaude, so much energy!

festival photos from rob plato photography

Well, it's almost at a close again. What an amazing event it was again. This was my fourth concecutive year shooting the fest and once again I had a blast. We are all here to do are thing. Check out my photos from this year and past years on my site at the this link The late great master Greg Athens once said to me at this festival "you are all champions in my mind" thanks for looking for inquiries please contact me via my contact page or at See ya next year !

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Superpipe Finals

What a day up in the Blackcomb terrain park.. sure it may have been about -15 C with massive winds, but it was a beautiful, sunny day with some of the best park skiers and boarders in the world!
The thousands of people that witnessed this massive event were treated to an intense competition with some of the biggest air I've seen on a superpipe.. it was a show not to be missed. Congratulations to all the participants and winners!

Female Skier Winner, Sarah Burke!

Superpipe- finals Skiers!

The excitement of the finals in the superpipe as skiers performed their best tricks and made it look so easy. Blackflips, grabs and 720's kept the spectators amazed.

Photographs by Rachel Cutler.


A few images from the halfpipe.

Photography by Yuriy Manchik