Laurence Crossman-Emms of Whistler, BC, is the final photographer to be added to the lineup of pro photographers storming the stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza August 12, 2015 for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler. Pinkbike.com fans voted Crossman-Emms the winner of the Deep Summer Wildcard contest after five weeks of nominations and thousands of online votes.
|Deep Summer has always been a huge inspiration to me, from the start I had always longed to be a part of it but it felt miles away, but slowly that dream of being involved became closer and closer. I am couldn't be more blown away that I now have the opportunity to lay this Wildcard on the table. A huge thanks to Pinkbike for selecting me as a finalist and to everyone who came out to voted... I couldn't have done it without you guys! Cheers, see you at Crankworx!|
Photographers will have only three days to shoot anywhere between Squamish and Pemberton, including Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Crossman-Emms will be joining these invited pro photographers: The five pro photographers set to storm Whistler Mountain Bike Park to create the slideshows that make up the Deep Summer show are
• Gary Perkin - flipper.co.za
• Grant Robinson - grantrobinson.com
• Sam Needham - samneedham.co.uk
• Ryan Worcester
• Tim Koerber - timkoerber.com
These photographers, and the lucky wildcard winner, will rally their chosen athlete teams to embark on three days of intense shooting and editing commencing Saturday, August 8. Slideshows will be handed in by the end of the day Tuesday, August 11. Then on Wednesday, August 12, a massive crowd will experience Deep Summer in Whistler.
The competitors will work in the Whistler Valley and Whistler Mountain Bike Park
, competing for Best in Show, a $3500 award judged by the Deep Summer panel, and the Viewer's Choice Award, worth an additional $3500 and bestowed on the photographer who wins the audience and online voting.
Each photographer will be required to shoot three of the Whistler Bike Park's iconic shot locations, forcing photographers to dig deep into the creative well to find a unique twist on old standbys. Prospective competitors can find a little inspiration from the winners of previous years: Ale Di Lullo 2014
, Nicholas Teichrob 2013
, Rueben Krabbe 2012
, Robin O'Neill 2011
The Deep Summer Photo Challenge will take place under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Priority seating near the giant HD screens is available for a $5 ticket and the area beyond the ticketed seating is free. About Crankworx Whistler
Crankworx Whistler brings the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends home to the Superfans, rising stars, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for 10 days of competition, concerts, and culture.
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, Les Deux Alpes, France
and culminates in its Canadian home base of Whistler, BC
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