Snapshot: Squamish, BC with Reuben Krabbe - Video

Jul 19, 2016
by Freehub Magazine  
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In this Episode: As an action sports photographer, some days often end up being more about documenting an activity rather than actually doing it. Reuben Krabbe, a Squamish local and renowned photographer, has been focusing on packing light and documenting from right beside the riders to authentically capture in-the-moment action. Joined by Stephen Matthews and Sid Slotegraaf, the trio pedal out the door to ride some classic Squamish granite and shoot photos for Freehub’s upcoming photo book.

Reuben Krabbe behind the lens for Snapshot Whistler BC with Reuben Krabbe

Snapshot is a series focusing on four different photographers and the communities in which they live and work. World-class photography is a mix of amazing locations, unique characters and capturing the moments that happen in between. This series tags along with some of the worlds best photographers in the Sea to Sky corridor and provides a glimpse into the way they operate while documenting the area’s remarkable trails.

Squamish mountain biking trails


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @ReubenKrabbe / @stephen / @Slotegraaf



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41 Comments

  • 12 1
 Well done Reuben. Those slab shots never get old especially with Sid riding. Indeed Squamish is becoming more of a riding destination in itself! Any pinkbikers who want to be shown some of this awesomeness check out www.ridebc.ca and support a great charitable cause while you're at it!
  • 6 0
 Just spent a 10 days in squamish and it was awesome! Bailed pretty hard the first day and had some good whip lash so I missed a few days riding, but its a super fun place to ride. It was great to be somewhere authentic without the scene and bustle of whistler!
  • 6 0
 Reuben Krabbe... Amazing photographer, killer rider, super nice dude and most importantly taller than most trees. Awesome work as usual!
  • 4 0
 cheers!
  • 7 1
 Love these stories about the people that bring the beauty of mountain biking to the public through photos and video.
  • 3 0
 I love riding Squamish. I am going there again next year. But I would love to know where to get a good post-ride beer in the city. Is there anything like a brew house that sells IPA there?

Also where do I get a hold of a local guide/coach? I would love to ride more outside my known loop but there is so much riding there it's really difficult to know whats good. When you have limited time you want to spend it riding not bushwhacking.
  • 4 0
 Howe sound brew pub is good and makes great beer.
  • 2 0
 In addition to the Howe Sound Brew Pub, The Copper Coil and the Watershed Grill have a nice vibe. I don't know about guides and coaches, but some standout trails for me are Cheshire Cat, Credit Line, Hoods in the Woods, and Somewhere Over There. These trails are super fun and not very crowded. If you like flow trails, Full Nelson and Half Nelson are awesome, but they tend to be busy.
  • 2 0
 Beers are always good from the back of your truck. Downtown there is Howe Sound brewing, or for some solid BBQ hit the copper coil. Closer to the trails is Watershed for a solid burger and beer on the river.

Guides, trust your local bike shop: tantalus or Republic are rad!
  • 2 0
 And closer to the date just go on Facebook "bike Squamish" and see if any locals are available for some rides!
  • 3 0
 Coming in December, a new brewery with tasting room
www.backcountrybrewing.com
  • 5 0
 Freehub Magazine's video profiles are always excellent.
  • 1 0
 That's some good livin'.
You are lucky to earn your living doing what you love.
Now as an amateur I would like to have a tip from you - when shooting in the woods in bright sunny conditions, with lots of contrast from the trees, you get exposure problems, ending up the either the rider beeing a black hole or sunny spots beeing overexposed.
How do you cope with that - go fur panning shot?
BTW- i remeber a short tutorial from eric Palmer here on PB, would you consider?
  • 3 0
 name of first trail (slab) please?
  • 4 0
 intestinal fortitude
  • 1 0
 @davereid: thanks dave.
  • 2 0
 just came back from power house plunged hoods in the woods, short ride after a long business day
  • 2 0
 Awesome zone in there. Did Boney Elbows for the first time a few weeks ago. May have peed myself a bit. Smile
  • 3 0
 I want to be Squamish
  • 5 0
 So people can ride you??? :S
  • 2 0
 Whistler lured me away from taking more time in Squamish Frown
  • 2 0
 I want to ride Squamish!!
  • 1 0
 The only negative is that I have heard stuff about car break n enters at the trail starts.
  • 1 0
 Ohhhh that sucks man! I will have to bike in from Japan!
  • 1 0
 unfortunate. But the trails are close to town it's easy to park in a more discrete spot and ride to the trails
  • 2 1
 More awesome beta on Squamish riding here: ridespots.com/destination/mountain-biking-squamish-bc
  • 1 0
 Nice! Lot of great rock climbing in Squamish too! These Freehub videos are always quality!
  • 1 0
 So much great stuff outside of the bike parks. Squamish is just one of the many gems in bc.
  • 1 0
 I wont hate!!!ill ride all that shit in Canada.so sweet.you guys are so lucky
  • 1 0
 Cool insight, love it in Squamish
  • 1 0
 Awesome work on this story Reuben just missing the post ride Popsicle's!
  • 1 0
 keeping the euphemisms offline for now
  • 1 0
 Every time I go to BC I ride Squamish.
  • 2 0
 I love my home Smile
  • 3 2
 i live in squamish
  • 4 2
 Cool story, bro.
  • 1 0
 Sorry about your luck.
  • 1 0
 great video!!
  • 1 0
 Good vibes!
  • 2 3
 So ready to start classes at that university he mentioned! Quest 2021!





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