Category: Lifestyle by Leica Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Jussi Grznar Athlete: Jeff Croker Location: Sussex Inlet, Australia Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM ISO: 500 F-Stop: 10.0 Shutter Speed: 1/2000 Flash System: none "I'll be chasing that "next great photo" for the rest of my life." Biography: It all started back in Slovakia (the former Czechoslovakia) at the age of three when my dad strapped a pair of skis to my feet and pushed me down the local hill. From that day on, I pretty much skied every winter until I was about 17 and got my first snowboard. After making the switch to snowboarding, I would then spend my summers parking cars for luxury hotels and my winters coaching snowboarding.After finishing college I moved to NYC to embark on a hotel management internship. That's when I used to steal my roommate's camera and shoot random photos around the city. Halfway through the internship I went to TGR's "High Life" premiere. The movie just blew my mind, so two weeks later I packed my stuff and moved to Whistler, BC. After the first season in Whistler, I joined a few of my buddies on their surf trip down to Mexico. With the first camera I'd ever owned, a Canon 350D and one lens, I documented the trip and sent a few photos to Mat Rendek, the editor of Boardlife. He loved the photos and we ended up getting a 12-page story published from that trip. That was the beginning of it all. Nowadays, I am a senior photographer at Snowboard Canada Magazine. I've worked for a number of great clients, crews and magazines all over the world and I'll be chasing that "next great photo" for the rest of my life. The Shot: Jeff Croker is a true Australian bushman. Having lived in Australia all his life, he only saw the ocean for the first time at the age of 20. The next day he packed all of his stuff and moved to the beach. Up to this day, Jeff still lives by the beach with his lovely wife and two not-so-lovely sons (ju - Sunday 25th November 2012 (1 Picture)
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