If you were a fan of snowboarding during the 90s, then you are already familiar with Jeff Curtes' work. During that time he dominated the pages of Transworld Snowboarding and signed with Burton Snowboards as the principle photographer. He would go on to produce some of the most iconic images of Burton's elite team of riders for the next 20 years. He was there to watch as the small sport of snowboarding became an industry and children like Shaun White grew up to be dominate athletes and business men. Through it all, Curtes was a steady presence of consistent work with an easy going attitude based around the fact that he was just trying to have fun as well. On this episode of the podcast we sit down and talk about growing up in a small town outside of Milwaukee and, together with his younger brother Joe, falling in love with snowboarding at an early age. When his brother began to start winning all the competitions, and the sport began to take notice, Jeff decided to focus on documenting the world of snowboarders he was surrounded by. Before long he was being published, and the rest is history. After many years of being totally immersed in the world of snowboarding, Jeff has moved on with other commercial and adventure lifestyle work, and is looking at what the next phase of his career might hold. He currently shares space on RXR's very impressive roster of photographers, filmmakers, and athletes. It's a great conversation about doing what you love and having fun while you do it.
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