Alta, Jackson, Whistler, Revelstoke, Alaska, Japan, Austria, Italy, Chile... the list of places I've "worked" begins there, and continues. For me, "working" happens to be skiing in front of cameras, which is a lot more involved than you might think. So, when I get to work from home in Aspen, Colorado, I'm stoked.
Don't get me wrong: I love each place I've been and am fortunate for my time spent there. But there is just nothing like being on your home turf, or should I say POW! There is a sort of home-mountain advantage that comes with playing the film and photography game at home. You know where everything is, you know when the light is going to hit and where, you have your pulse on the weather, you have secrets, you can be more creative and your mind isn't dealing with the logistics of traveling.
This winter I got to spend a good deal of time filming for the national ad campaign with Aspen Snowmass. I got to sleep in my own bed, ski with all of my friends and when the time was right I basically had my own cinematographer and worthy partner all to myself. And what a year we had.