I am very happy to be able to share another cool bit of news from the headquarters of Andrew Kemmis Photography on the blog today. As you might remember from this post here, I got the cover shot of the December 2011 issue of Corridor Magazine. Well, it turns out i've done it again. The April 2012 issue hit the streets today and features my shot of my good, lifelong friend, and all around talented SOB, Chris Fairbanks. The feature article highlights celebrities from Montana, but focuses mainly on Chris, as he has two shows coming up on April 28 at the Crystal Theatre in Missoula. On the evening we shot this photo, Chris was feeling kind of sick, but not enough to be deterred by my request to cover him in popcorn and dress him up in a Christmas turtleneck I have (don't ask). After we worked this scene, Chris threw a few screwdrivers at a telephone pole, dressed up like a "questionable" boy scout and then put on a poncho and asked to have water squirted at his head. We got a few gems that night, but this one definitely takes the cake in my opinion. What do you think about it?
I am pretty stoked to be able to share this post today. Several of my images were published in (and on the cover of!) the December 2011 issue of Corridor Magazine, an Arts & Culture publication that covers Western Montana. The photos were used to illustrate a story on Snowbowl Ski Area turning 50 years old this year. While I am very happy with how the images look - and how BIG they ran - I am especially pleased with how the cover came out. This particular drop and the chute below it are roped off during the regular season, and thus only available (legally) after the mountain has closed ... if there is enough snow. It's great to see that this unique image caught the eye of the art director at Corridor. With a new winter upon us the timing of this article couldn't have been better, as i am now extra fired up to get out and experience more days like this one.
Many thanks to the fellas for allowing me to shoot these photos when the powder was calling our names. Ross Peterson (cover and inset on first spread), Chris Bacon (first spread-left side), and Kurt Scott (B&W full spread).