John Jackson and Eric Jackson recently finished editing their parts for Standard Films' Paradox. From the sound of it, they seem pretty stoked on their parts. They're hanging in Mammoth, fishing, golfing and trying to soak up as much of the Summer as they can. They both plan on heading down to South America later this Summer or early Fall. Be sure to check out the Paradox premiere during the ASR trade show down in San Diego in early September. Dates to be announced.
Markku Koski is wrapping up his vacation with his girlfriend in Vancouver, Canada this week. He's heading back to Finland, where he'll be based until mid-September, and then it's off to South America with Quicksilver for a photo shoot. Be sure to check out Markku in Paradox, as well.
Tyler Lepore ventured out to France with the Capita team last week. They're off on a short European tour, visiting shops, distributors and friends for a couple of weeks. Tyler was fully multi-tasking just before the trip, getting ready for the ThirtyTwo Press Launch / Art Show in New York City on August 17. He headed home later this week to gather some last-minute art pieces just in time for the Big Apple.
Janna Meyen is on her way to New Zealand for the next month. She'll be down unda shredding and filming for the Volcom video.
Leanne Pelosi has been one heck of a busy bee. She recently wrapped up her sessions at MGT Snowboard Camp with some of her good friends, finished editing her part in the Misschief video, bought a new car and purchased a new condo in Vancouver. What's next, Leanne? Congratulations! We can't wait for the housewarming!
Benji Ritchie spent the last couple of weeks shredding at some of Europe's finest Summer camps. He's heading back home for a bit before he goes down to New York for the ThirtyTwo Press Launch / Art Show. Be sure to check out Benji's video part in Whiteout's upcoming movie, The Big Blind.
Alexis Waite recently purchased a new apartment in Portland, Oregon. She said it made more sense to be based in Portland due to her hectic traveling schedule throughout the Winter. Lexi also recently finished editing her part in the Misschief video. She will be slowly but surely be getting settled into her new pad. Congratulations, Lexi!
Wille Yli-Luoma has been juggling a handful of projects within the last couple of weeks, and is anticipating a full schedule for the next month. He's been busy trying to develop and collect about 30 of his photographs for a show, as well as attend his signature week at High Cascades Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood with 200 kids.
Wille will be hanging out with all the campers and participating in some of the activities throughout the week. He'll also keep busy hosting a photography contest and editing through 2700 pictures taken by each and every one of the campers attending his session. He'll pick one lucky winner and outfit the kid with a full gear set-up of his own.
Immediately after that, Wille will jump on a plane and head down to New Zealand for a week of shredding with the Volcom crew. Then it's right back to New York for the ThirtyTwo Press Launch / Art Show, where Wille will be showcasing some of his fine photographs.
August 17 ThirtyTwo Press Launch / Art Show in New York, New York