Canadian photographer Blake Jorgenson grew up in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. Atage 17 he headed west in search of the ultimate ski-town adventure and ended up inWhistler, B.C., where he has lived since 1993. Inspired to pick up a camera anddocument the hardcore riders and the landscape around his adopted hometown, Jorgensonwould eventually gain worldwide attention for his backcountry skiing and mountainbiking images. He currently travels the globe on editorial and commercial assignments,though he remains rooted in Whistler. In 2008 Jorgenson opened the Blake JorgensonGallery, a modern-contemporary space on the main floor of the Westin Resort in WhistlerVillage, which serves as a showcase for his own work and that of other artists, as wellas a venue for industry parties and special exhibitions and a hub for the local outdooradventure and arts communities.
Website: Blake Jorgenson