Thank you, @auclairjp. #thankyoujp
Eric Henderson took me on my first tour in Jackson Hole. I couldn’t be happier to report this story. Thanks Hende. Read his story on ESPN.
Talking with Zack Giffin about big plans, deep snow, and tiny houses for ESPN.
Shooting, editing, and sharing short :15 second videos from a phone. I’ve been having a good time messing around on this board. (at Carnelian Bay, California)
I’ve done some questionable things in my younger days.. Weirdest part is it was my idea in the first place and even weirder is that I was really psyched about it. Those images were shot in 2000 for a Willy Bogner Film called Ski to the Max and also ended up in The Game by PBP. If you haven’t seen one of his films before I recommend you start with the 70s.. magic!
Skating by the lake in Tahoe City. Happy to be home. (at Coffee Connexion)
One week. How has it already been one week since we lost J.P. and Andreas? Time moves in awkward ways during times like these. I’m still processing what’s transpired, doing my best to listen, find facts, and offer a shoulder for members of our community who’ve been struck by tragedy too many times.
For those interested, here is a piece Sam Moulton at Outside Magazine asked me to pen remembering the legendary J.P. Auclair. Here is a story I wrote for Powder profiling J.P. after he’d moved to Switzerland. The title, “Ten More Years” came from a conversation with Phil Casabon at an urban spot in Laax. J.P. was hiking to get get the right shot. I asked Casabon if he felt he was gaining ground as a Quebec legend. “Ask me in ten more years,” he said, nodding towards J.P. as he dropped in. As the story says, J.P. popped off the jump and got the grab the way he was envisioning it all along.
I’m deeply saddened by the loss of a personal hero, mentor, and friend. I also wanted to share this story that hasn’t seen the light of day. It speaks to the type of person J.P. was and it takes place on Valentine’s Day, right before our trip to Laax. Enjoy.
Years ago, I arrived at the flat Auclair was sharing with his girlfriend Ingrid in Zurich, Switzerland. I was on assignment for Powder and it was Valentine’s Day. After J.P. greeted me at the door, he asked if I’d help him with a project he’d been working on all afternoon—finding the place to hide flowers for Ingrid when she arrived home from work.
So long, my friends. I will miss you.
A few of my favorite moments from IF3 in Montreal for ESPN.
Watch the documentary I co-directed with Blake Kimmel on the artist Kehinde Wiley and his journey to Haiti.