42.8 F
Tahoe City, CA
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nic, Jenny and, now, Magnolia

Last night I held the future in my arms when our two young friends Nic and Jenny stopped by with their new baby, who they have named Magnolia Leigh. Magnolia was 6-days-old and weighed 6 lbs. As I held her, she was so small that her fingers could not wrap themselves around my one finger. Holding her, I thought about...

Ambition

Stepper Hall, the son of some friends of ours in Montana, sent me the following e-mail, “I’m writing my senior thesis on small business in the ski industry and I’d like you to help me with the question: ‘How can a small ski business survive in the ski industry that is dominated by a few big companies?’ ” Most of...

Montana skiing

After traveling the road for 55 years with my skis and my cameras to share the freedom of skiing with the rest of the world, I was invited to Montana for the first time. It was a unique invitation to the state because when I arrived there, I first skied on a 14,000-acre piece of private property with three...

Phone call spur found memories

A surprise phone call from a long-silent, former cameraman of mine recently led to a half an hour of reminiscing. Brian Sisselman, many years ago had just graduated from UCLA film school and wanted to be a ski photographer in the worst way. He showed me his sample reel that included footage from some of my own films that he...