Arne Backstrom, Ingrid Backstrom and Tyler Ceccanti; Crystal Mountain, Washington

July 19, 2013

Photo of the Day: Ian Coble

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Ian Coble


Ian Coble, originally a student of anthropology, quickly realized he was spending all his time outside instead of in the classroom and decided to reevaluate his career path. Turning an eye toward his passion of skiing, he started carrying a hand-me-down SLR in his ski pack and sporadically snapping photos over the course of the day. When that started yielding shots that were running in the magazines, he committed his life to shooting photos of the sports he loved. A passionate outdoorsman, a skier, a biker, a lousy surfer, an amateur cook and a beer drinker, he calls Seattle his home with his wife, Karlee, and their lazy dog, Maddy.

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