Thursday, April 30, 2009

Drinking Games

So a group of friends came up with a new drinking game. Here is a video I put together of the craziness. Just watch, Ebo will do all the explaining.

The Greatest Drinking Game from Laura Austin on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Photo in Onboard Magazine

A while back Blotto asked me to shoot a lifestyle shot of him for his "Year in the Life" story in Onboard Magazine. Of course I was more than willing, it was a privilege actually. So one afternoon we cruised over to Burlington Airport and got the shot. He had it all planned out of course, all I had to do was take the picture. I'm happy with how it turned out and was stoked to see it come out in the December issue of Onboard. It was my first picture published in a major snowboard mag.

The Magazine

Picture 4
The Spread

The Photo

Monday, April 20, 2009

Breck with the Burton Groms

I was in Colorado for a week around Easter and happened to get invited to tag along for a Burton Grom shoot by Burton photographer, Blotto. I rarely get to see Blotto during the winter so I couldn't pass up an opportunity to hang out with him for a bit. Since he was shooting photos I figured I might as well get some footage of the kids during their photoshoot in the Breckenridge park. A majority time we were rolling around with a very large crew so it was definitely pretty entertaining. The kids killed it. Here is a few photos and a video I put together from the two days I spent with these guys. 


A friend's house up in Breck.... Man Camp

The sign on the door of Man Camp

Get the shot?

Burton Groms at Breck from Laura Austin on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Artist Watch

So the boys at The Stache Life are showing some love. They decided to give me an artist watch on their blog. Check it out here. Big thanks to Mike Hahn for that one. Take a peek at some some of their videos here. They have some pretty funny stuff.... like this one for example. 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Little Road Trip

So while I was in Tahoe last month I made a quick trip to Salt Lake City. The night before I was supposed to fly out it dumped about four feet in Truckee. After changing my flight to a later time and shoveling out the driveway I was finally able to get out of there. I flew from Reno to Salt Lake to see my friend Josh Mills blew out his knee while in Montana backcountry.  He had to make a drive all the way back to California so I figured I would fly out to SLC and keep him some company on his drive back. It was about a 7 and a half hour drive from Salt Lake to Truckee but it went by relatively quickly. Along the way I shot some photos and did a little interview with him for ESPN. Here are pictures and a video I threw together from my trip.

The standard over the wing shot... flying to Salt Lake

Delta doesn't just give you peanuts... they give you party peanuts.



A few lifestyles I took of Josh in the salt flats for an ESPN interview



Tahoe Backcountry

Last month while living in Tahoe I was fortunate enough to join a crew into the backcountry. My friend and fellow photographer, Andy Quintana, was shooting with a group of riders and invited me to join them for the day. I can't say that I have ever really been in the backcountry so I couldn't pass the oppotunity up. After a 4 AM wake up, a drive down to South Lake, and doubling out on a bunch of sleds we made to where we could get some shooting done. Riders included Jason and Aaron Robinson and Nicki Weiss. Filmer Lelad Mcnarmara was also in the crew. Big thanks to the guys for letting me tag along. Here are some pictures from the day. 

Nicki Weiss

Pow slash by Aaron Robinson

Jason Robinson


Nicki checking out the landing




Aaron taking a breather

Andy getting in my face

Setting sun, time to call it a day

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