Chosen overwhelmingly as the Wild Card entry to the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx, Young British ‘Tog Duncan Philpott scouted and shot this epic slideshow in under a week. Featuring 4 Yorkshire puddings sending and pinning the breadth Whistler has to offer its an amazing slice of talent that you need to watch at least twice. The second time you’ll actually start to take in the quality of the images.
The steel city media machine were disappointed not to make the top 3 on the night, but with the quality of the field they were up against they need not be disheartened. And I’m sure all the riding they got in more than made up for it. Good work lads.
Words: Joseph ‘Bieber’ Bowman
If you had four days in one of the most beautiful locations known to mountain bikers, with four loose notherners from the UK and you had to create a 5 minute riding slideshow, you would probably end up with something similar to the following:
Deep Summer was four days of flat out photography, fun, stress and minimal sleep. It still remains as one of the best things we’ve done with so many experiences crammed into such a short amount of time it was a privilege to take part in it all. From sitting in a boardroom at Whistler Blackcomb on the first morning, surrounded by childhood freeride legends, mountain bike multimedia heavyweights and some of the top photographers in the industry, it seemed a little daunting at first. Needless to say everyone we encountered was super friendly, the nerves died down and once the photography started it all became a blur speeding towards the final destination of the Olympic plaza where the slideshows were presented in front of a packed crowd. Sitting there watching the full collection of slideshows we were overly impressed by the standard of the shows this year. Each member of the team had their own personal favourite and none of us would have wanted to judge it!
We’d like to thank Sarah and all the Whistler / Crankworx staff that makes this event possible, for giving us the opportunity to compete in such a unique event!
Riders pictured: Craig Evans, Rob Stokes, Ali Chapple and Joe Bowman. Other Riders Cam Zink and Matt Jones.