the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

April 6, 2014

Putting the “Rad” back into … err, daily life.

Filed under: photography, snow — Tags: , , , , , — danmilner @ 11:04 am

Yep, I know you’ve been waiting for this to happen. I’ve teamed up with the good people at Radshot.com to offer you the chance to easily keep your snow-obsessed habits topped up with a daily does of rad-ness, by way of incredibly beautiful snowboard photography that we photographers work ruddy hard and take enormous selfless risks to shoot.

I’ve rummaged in my somewhat bulging drawers  -swollen to bursting point with well-over 15 years of snowboard imagery shot in places such as Greenland, Alaska, Russia and Pakistan and capturing the snowy antics of riders like Travis Rice and Jeremy Jones-  to hand Radshot.com a big wad of my belters to offer as a daily FREE photo of the day. Just head over to their site and subscribe to get your daily photo fix, or do that social media thing (whatever that is) to connect with them @RadShotPics.

My images will start gracing their site at random intervals from today. And when you’re done gawping too long and realise that you have forgotten your loved one’s birthday/Xmas/anniversary you can order a photo or canvas print of any of the images you see, easy, at the click of a button apparently, delivered direct to your door for a very, very reasonable price.

Oh and there are some other photographers on the site too. So be warned….

Rice wishes he'd taken his kayak instead of his splitboard. Going over the rapids, AK style.

T-Rice wishes he’d taken his kayak instead of his splitboard. Going over the rapids, AK style.

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September 7, 2010

Deeper gets closer: Jeremy Jones to gig in Chamonix shocker!

Filed under: photography, snow — Tags: , , , , , — danmilner @ 7:41 am

Righto, I wont pretend that it was a hard thing to nail requiring merely the promise of a sniff of a Fondue, but I’m pleased to announce that I’ve managed to get big mountain rider Jeremy Jones to include my adopted home town of Chamonix in the Deeper movie premiere tour this October. As the film’s main driving force, the Jones will be along on the night to present the quintessential masterpiece that has both been two years in the making and provided me with ample opportunity to freeze my ass off in tents on remote mountainsides while shooting for the project. After the film he’ll answer any nagging questions the audience have, such as whether splitboarding should be included in the next winter olympics, is facial hair is essential for splitboarders, is splitboarding fun, etc etc .

There’ll also be the chance to win a brand new Jones snowboard, with proceeds from the raffle draw going to Protect Our Winters climate change awareness charity.

So ready yourselves for a heftily big night out, and should you need an excuse to pass through Chamonix when it is at its most serenely beautiful (that’s autumn), then make a date for the Cinema Vox in Chamonix for October 17th 2010.

October 11, 2009

Deeper is surfacing

Filed under: photography, snow — Tags: , , , — danmilner @ 3:17 pm

I met up with Jeremy Jones this week for some belly-crunching Mexican scoff in Tahoe, USA. In between making encouraging noises about the launch of his new independent, freeride-orientated snowboard company Jones Snowboards (available for wingter 2011) we mused over the imminent tsunami of magazine column inches that’s heading your way on the Deeper Alaska camping-and-splitboarding adventure we shot in April this year (see earlier blog: Going Deep in Alaska). It made me consider the project that I was involved in and the fact that on my return, somewhat shell-shocked by the experience, my initial blog post on the trip might have seemed to undersell the whole experience. Or at least look a little thin on the photo-side (and we all love my holiday snaps don’t we).

Grab a copy of Transworld, White Lines, MBM, FryFlyt or one of several other publications around the world this December and you’ll see what I mean. The Deeper trip was probably the most adventurous and original undertaking in Alaskan snowboarding, period. And with it came all sorts of challenges to overcome: -15 C nights, in a tent, gaping crevasses to hike around and ten-day blizzards; Nothing out of the ordinary for hardy mountaineers of course, but an entry ticket to a whole big-boy ball game for humble snowboarders (and photographers).

For me personally it was not only the most challenging snowboard trip I have ever undertaken but also the most, err… ‘productive’ in terms of post-trip image sales. To date the story has gone to seven magazines and images sold to O’Neill, Venture Snowboards, Scott Goggles and DC shoes. Not a bad turnaround you might think, but an essential one considering that the trip cost me approximately $4000 and a month of my time (but you know it ain’t about the money!). Anyway I digress. I just thought it was time to throw a few more ticklers into the mix here, to give you a taste of the menu offered by camping out in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and hiking for lines and a sneak at what you’ll see in on the news-shelves.

And if you cant wait for the release of Deeper film next year, here’s TGR’s Deeper teaser: 

http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/Deeper-Trailer-abigmountainsnowboardfilm-807352.htm

Another snapshot of life on the wild side: the Deeper Alaska trip.

Another snapshot of life on the wild side: the Deeper Alaska trip.

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