Thanks Pinkbike, It's Been A Great Few Years!

Mar 11, 2013
by Ian Hylands  
 
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Thanks...

For the past few years I've had the incredible pleasure of working for Pinkbike and meeting a lot of amazing people, but it's time to move on. A new opportunity has come up and I've decided that I need to go for it and see where it takes me. I'm sad to be leaving, my time at Pinkbike has been great, and while you'll probably continue to see me here in the future, I'll no longer be working for the best mountain bike website ever.

To all the photographers that I've worked with over the past 2.5 years, thank you so much for contributing so much to this site and helping it to be what it is! I'm not sure who will be replacing me, but you can be sure that Pinkbike will continue to feature amazing photos in articles, reviews, and features.

-Ian Hylands



IAN HYLANDS JOINS NINER BIKES


Niner Bikes welcomes Ian Hylands as full time Photographer and Videographer for the company. Ian comes to Niner with an impressive portfolio and significant experience as an influential image maker in the cycling industry.

bigquotesIan's work speaks for itself - he's had images in every major US mountain bike publication and his pictures live on the computer monitors of cyclists around the world. We are really excited to bring him on board. This signals a new capacity for great content from Niner Bikes. - Niner Marketing Manager Carla Hukee

Ian will be based out of Niner’s Fort Collins, CO office.

Niner Bikes was founded 2004 in Southern California and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The company is dedicated to the ideals of passion, commitment and 29ers only.

125 Comments

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 Ian you showed us the world of photography and to tell, you was the first photographer that I liked in this sport, I hope that you will continue to make us dream with these pixels which fractured the eye !
Good luck for the future Salute
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 Ian, you don't need to say thanks to us, we need to do that to you. Thanks for showing us the awesome world of photography, and for all the mind blowing pics. You were a great mod, and we'll miss ya.
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 Ian, You have been an inspiration for thousands of riders and photographers over the last few years on Pinkbike. Thank you for everything you've done for the incredible sport of mountain biking. Wishing you the best of luck at Niner Bikes, looking forward to seeing your work in the future! -Long time fan
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 I hope he did breach a contract.
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 Well done Ian, congratulations.



Pinkbike; When do I start?
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 Sorry I meant didn't.
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 My vote is on Matt Butterworth from Kelowna on this one
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 Sick picture Drool
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 Its been an honor to view and like your work...farewell my friend.
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 It was awesome working with you Ian! Your input has improved Pinkbike a ton, best of luck on your new adventure. Beer's on me at Crankworx haha.
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 Can you even buy beer Scott?
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 Maybe Scott has a Fake ID?
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 Ian it was a great pleasure being able to see your work on this site, and have so many awesome events covered by your skill! I do hope you'll still be on the site and still keeping us up to date with photos! Best of luck in the future man!
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 Don't leave you punk! You are awesome and PB needs you! Niner can steal someone else's photographer! Good luck man. Keep posting shots up on PB. I'm sure we haven't seen your last POD.
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 Good luck Ian! I am an amateur photographer in a photography class at my university and you are one of the big reasons I got into mountain bike photography. Your photos tell the greatest of stories and many have made us fellow riders amazed at how beautiful and passionate this sport can be. Best of luck to you in the future!
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 Gonna miss ya at events man, but best of luck on this new adventure.
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 thank YOU very much for everything, ian!
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 You've left the campground better'n you found it, Ian, and not enough people make that effort. It's been a real pleasure coming back to PB every day to see your great work and leadership. See you out on the trails....
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 Best of luck Ian, Niner have scored themselves one hell of a photographer. Thankyou for all the time and memories you have given PinkBike. Although we are all sad to see you go, I think I speak for everyone when I say, bring on the epic photo montage! Salute Beer
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 Good luck in the future Ian!
You are among the main reasons that made me buy a DSLR camera, and spend a lot of the money, that I would have spent on my bike, on lenses! But it was totally worth it!
Hope to see a lot of your work around!!

Cheers!

Caio
Salute
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 Thanks Ian, you've done so much for Pinkbike and it's community! You've definitely been a strong inspiration for me and most of the photographers on Pinkbike, I've always thought of you as the god of lighting. Good luck with your future adventures.
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 Thanks for all the great shots that set the bar high for the photographers on this website. You give great advice and leadership, and your pictures are second to none. Hope to see some of your work here soon again. Have fun at your new job!
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 Happy trails Ian!
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 maximum respect Ian.I always look forward to your body of work. Stunning and so creative with an amazing eye for the natural look. See you sometime hopefully in a warm tropical climate.
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 Best of Luck Ian, it has been a great couple years, your photos have been inspirational and capture everything a photo means to us riders. Meeting you a couple years back in Whistler was memorable for myself, I now own a camera and am learning to capture that great shot. Looking forward to seeing and hearing of your new adventures! Cheers
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 You made amazing art from taking spectacular photos It's a shame to see such a big pinkbike icon leave. I hope that once in a while you would still post some photos Onto pinkbike so we can be remided of your wonderful work. Good luck Ian keep shooting! -RichAndFamousMedia
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 Welcome to Colorado, Ian. I hope you like beer, there are some of the finest breweries in Fort Collins. Sadly this likely means less pictures from you on Pinkbike, but understandable that you probably don't mind travelling a bit less.

(Yes, I do life in Colorado (Boulder actually), despite the Swiss flag left to my name)
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 I just want to thank you for all of the amazing photos that you take, and have taken. Also for all of the other talented photographers who's photos you picked for POD!!! We will miss you but i look forward to seeing your photos with niner!
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 Thank YOU Ian, thanks for all your amazing work and pictures, please come "visit" some time and best of luck on the next stage of your life, even if it revolves around 29ers hehe. I'll have to go take a look at them even if it's only to see some of your amazing work!
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 Thanks so much for the "eye candy" of your amazing photos Ian. I even referred your photos as a reference to a young upcoming mtb photographer I know. I'm sure he will learn from them.

Best of luck in your new endeavors, you will be missed.
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 Dear Mr. Hylands, your photos rocked. Made me want to take up action photography. Sadly I'm really bad at it. HAHA. Goodluck, Godspeed!
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 It was an honor working with you, I have learned a lot. Wish you the best !
Happy to hear you will still be around, please continue sharing your inspiring pics (even though they might not be about bikes)!
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 All the best for your next adventure Ian. Thanks for bringing us so many inspiring and beautiful images from across the world into our living rooms. Your departure will be a big loss to the PB community.
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 you brought the game Ian. Thanks for all the excellent content these past few years
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 Congrats Ian,your contribution to Pinkbike is bar none! Pinkbike is the only real source for everything Mtn Biking that I touch base on multiple times a day,and can't imagine an existence without it!
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 Hey Pinkbike, you should hire Dan Severson to replace Ian. You're already putting up a lot of his work. He frames his photos better than most any other photographer out there. His work speaks for itself.
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 Thanks to you Ian for sharing so many photos and stories with us pinkbikers, aint gonna wish you luck, with the amount of skills you have I think you are not going to need it.
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 see. this is why i love the mtb community. we show much love for everyone. best of luck in the future ian niner picked up a great photographer. Salute
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 There are a few photographers that everyone in the sport knows his name. Ian is one of them. That is no little thing to say. Thanks, man, and good luck!
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 congrats on the new gig Ian - best of luck.
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 Super happy for you on your new adventure Ian, and I have a feeling that we will be seeing lots of you work here in the future.
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 You better be doing guest input! Thanks for all the sick pics and POD selections as well as articles over the years, and especially thanks for the photography tutorials!
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 also forget to mention how I find it hilarious Ian thinks he'll be replaced, true modesty right there
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 Ian, you have raised the bar for photo quality during your time at Pinkbike. Many great shots. Thank you. Best of luck and positive energy to you during your new adventure.
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 you are the master chief photographer go where you go, it will be interesting to see you next work, and i am sure those bikes will have better sales from now on
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 Great to hear that news, I remember seeing the job positing and now see Niner had hopes for the best to come their way. Lets go ride when you move here to the Fort
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 Congrats Ian, it's been pleasure listing to you snore in countless hotel rooms over the last year. Thanks for everything. Good luck !
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 sad too see you go Ian. now he's gone does anybody else think he looks a little bit like jack nicholson from the shining?
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 all the best Ian..! thanks for filling our screens with your goodness for the time that you did...
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 Do you have a facebook page for your photography?
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 Thanks Karl! You can also find me at ianhylands.com
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 Congrats Ian I will be at Sea Otter this year hope to see you there on the trail or the DS course!
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 You'll be missed Ian. Please at least keep kicking some photo content our way.
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 Your photos will be missed Ian as well as your articles and everything you have done for pinkbike. Fabulous shot as well!
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 Since you are going to niner lemme know when you wanna get rid of your Santa Cruz nomad
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 Best of luck Ian! Thanks for setting the bar on quality photography!
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 Thank you Ian for choosing so many great PODs, including some of my own pictures :-) All the best for the future to you!
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 best of luck at the new job
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 Keep up your hard work man and the swett photos also. Good luck where ever life. Takes. You man #1
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 Thanks for the advice and crits, you've been a major influence to us all. All the best in the new job yo!
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 im going to miss your banger photos on this site but wish you good luck with your very talented lifestyle !
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 It should have been a Thomas Vanderham parting shot....
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 Good luck and thanks for the nice photos... sure made a nice background for my computer screen...
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 Best of luck with everything at Niner bikes, your photos will be sorely missed from here...
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 thanks for all the time you spent for making pinkbike even better! we'll miss you!
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 i always be your big fans ian Big Grin thanks for inspiring me, from couple years ago.
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 All the best Ian, thank you for the lens choices and advice also....wish you all the best for the future, Seadevil !!!
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 noooooooo you were the best!!!
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 Im pretty sure thats not a Niner in the Pic , Good luck in the future Sir !
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 Welcome to Fort Collins, Ian! I hope you find the Rockies as inspiring as I find your photography!
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 Good luck in your adventures. All the best and I will just have to creep your pics on google Wink
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 You did a lot of good for this site, Ian. Good luck to you!
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 Aw Good luck mate, Moving onto equally as green pastures Salute
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 good luck and may the God of photography be with you..
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 Good luck Ian, Niners are sweet! so is Colorado!
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 Sad to hear you're leaving, hope for the best in the future!
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 Thanks bro!!! Have a great time with Niner!!!!
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 All the best Ian!! Enjoy your new job!
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 We'll miss you on pinkbike Ian, good luck at niner!
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 Good Luck Ian. You've inspired me massively.
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 Good luck on your future endeavour Ian.
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 Thanks for all the sweet shots Ian. Best of luck at Niner.
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 i just wanna know how we get you back here, ian?
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 i miss your awesome photographs allreadyFrown
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 best of luck in the new endeavor Ian! your gonna blow em away
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 You will be missed on a daily basis here!
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 Nice parting shot. Good luck.
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 I've enjoyed! Thanks man. Best of luck!
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 Saw that coming when I saw the opening.
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 Thanks for your help Ian and good luck at your new home!
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 Good luck Ian, thanks for the awesome photos!
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 Best of luck at Niner Ian!
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 Need a new photographer?? Smile
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 just look at his mouth
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 well im just excited to now live with in 20 miles of an amazing person in the mtbing community!
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 Ill look for you shreddin the front range soon
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 daww you picked the best photos Frown peace!
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 Thanks Ian! Good Luck for the Future...
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 you´re the best my friend, awesome simply awesome!!
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 Best of luck with whatever the future brings Ian
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 great work and I hope you'll be back...
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 Big ups Ian!! And good luck for the future!
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 Goodluck on your new co. I will miss your comments on POD's!
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 good luck man!
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 Dang I wanted that job
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 colorado all the way!!!
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 The BEST in the BIZ!!
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 WOW! Good luck Ian.
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 great photographer
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 Good luck Ian Hylands!!
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 NOOOOOOOOOOO! not possible...
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 Good luck, man Wink
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 Congratulations Ian!
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 29ers aren't gay anymore!!!
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