Uprising, a photo competition and fundraiser, is the newest event in Whistler’s cultural calendar.
Come join 1100 locals to celebrate Whistler’s amazing talent and raise money for POW Canada. Watch mountain culture come to life in a slideshow showcase from five of skiing and snowboarding’s most celebrated photographers and athletes and their teams of up-and-comers.
Reuben Krabbe & Duncan Sadava
Mitch Winton & Matt Sylvestre
Erin Hogue & Vincent Emond
Scott Serfas & Rob Lemay
Mason Mashon & Tyler Ravelle
Date: Saturday, February 22
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Mentoring Duncan Sadava
Reuben Krabbe is a photographer and creative director from Squamish. He is known for taking weird ski photos of space, but also some times takes normal photos of people having fun, or doing sweet things.
Mentored by Reuben Krabbe
Duncan Sadava is a Whistler-based photographer specializing in mountain sports, landscapes, travel, and portraits of his dog Komo. He spends most of his time out in the backcountry shooting photos for Powder Mountain Catskiing and Heliskiing, or exploring the mountains via splitboard, snowmobile, or on the resort. His work has been featured in magazines such as King Snow, Snowboard Canada, and Mountain Life. Duncan’s photography career was set in motion when his grandfather passed away and left him a camera collection from the 1970s, and he began shooting photos of his friends riding the tiny ski hills and golf courses in Edmonton Alberta, where he grew.
Mentoring Matt Sylvestre
In his 17-year long career as a professional photographer Mitch has spent over 6 years as one of Whistler Blackcomb’s photographers, documenting the daily conditions, and both professional and up and coming athletes for the mountain’s public relations and marketing departments.
Mitch’s photography experience spans the globe having photographed in 96 countries and he has constantly stayed ahead of the curve as technology has changed, starting in film and moving into the digital realm as an early adopter. Besides capturing visually stunning landscape and outdoor adventure still photographs, Mitch is also on the leading edge in immersive content creation for travel, tourism and adventure brands.
Mentored by Mitch Winton
Born in Ottawa, at the age of 12 my family relocated to Alberta which led me to snowboarding and exploring the epicness of Western Canada. As a teenager I loved documenting whatever I did with my friends, borrowing the family handycam to film my friends snow-skating in parking lots, and photographing every party or camping trip with my first dslr. After a couple years of travelling I moved to Whistler in October 2014, began working as a photographer/videographer and haven't looked back.
Mentoring Vince Emond
Accomplished photographer, writer, creative director, artist, speaker and adventure seeker. Erin Hogue's unique perspective creates captivating content that has gained worldwide recognition. She seeks out situations that will push the limits and drive creativity. Whether snowmobiling in Whistler, camping in Alaska, repelling down cliffs or hanging out of a helicopter, Erin does whatever it takes to get the shot. Featured in: Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder, Woman’s Health, Flare Fashion Magazine, ESPN, X-Games and more.
Mentored by Erin Hogue
What started out as Vince playing around and editing at the back of his computer Science Class at University in Ottawa quickly became something more when he took the leap and moved out West to follow his passion. His first summer out of University was spent couch surfing in the mecca of Whistler, shooting snowboarding on the glacier and throwing together Bike Park edits. Never one to shy away from the elements, Vince thrives in challenging situations, be that -30 degrees deep in the backcountry mountains or at high altitude in the Karakoram range of Pakistan. When Vince is not out shooting, you can find him pedaling in Squamish or ripping some pow laps off peak chair.
Mentoring Rob Lemay
From his first photo published in Concrete Powder his fame grew. He made a fortune and spent it on bottles of Royal Reserve whiskey for the Chesterfield House parties and Jager shots for friends at Tommy Africa’s. In 1998, the worlds largest and most prestigious snowboard magazine, Transworld SNOWboarding, recruited him as a senior photographer. Since that day he has had thousands of photos published for clients worldwide with more than 100 magazine covers to his name.
Today, Scott still shoots full time the sports he loves; Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Surfing and Biking but recently has shifted some focus towards commercial photography working for Clients such as Filson, Red Bull, Lululemon, Whistler-Blackcomb and GQ.
Mentored by Scott Serfas
Rob Lemay is based out of Pemberton, BC and has been a fixture in the snowboard culture on the West Coast for over a decade. He is the Senior Content Creator at King Snow magazine where he turns out a steady stream of images, and articles that shine a light on up & comers and pros alike. It's his way to give back to a community that has helped shape who he is today.
Mentoring Tyler Ravelle
Mason’s photography draws from a deep well of influence. Growing up in Vernon BC, and having spent much of his adult life residing in Whistler BC Canada, he honed his craft while being surrounded by inspiring talents of all types. Here is where his photography career began. Pursuing the sports he loved Mason became one of the esteemed Whistler ski, snowboard and mountain bike photographers, alongside a laundry list of A-grade shooters. As his passion for the lens grew, as did his repertoire of sports. Surfing had always been an infatuation for Mason, and he constantly chases that feeling in the mountains on his hand shaped custom powder surfers. A professional mountain biker in his own right, he has often been the subject of others lenses and has appeared in magazines worldwide. He continues to dedicate time to progressing his skills on both sides of the lens.
Mentored by Mason Mashon
Capturing moments that are timeless and real are what matter what most to me. Too much is forced these days, everything I shoot must feel organic and fun. Whether I am out on assignment or just adventuring with friends. I choose to work with brands that reflect my way of life, we align and my vision becomes their final product.
Living on the West Coast gives me infinite opportunity to create timeless images. In a world where content is constantly recycled, I aim to go deeper into the woods, higher in the mountains and further from cell reception in order to create something new.
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