The Inertia

Just over ten years ago I came to Whistler on a year-long vacation from my home in the United Kingdom. I didn’t know it at the time, but my decision to buy a digital SLR on eBay just before I left would change my life. My education was in engineering, but it didn’t take me long in the mountains to realize that I could never be truly happy behind a desk. As the days and months passed in British Columbia, I tried to figure out what I was going to do with my life. While I wrestled with this problem, I skied day-in, day-out with my camera. Documenting the skiing antics of my friends was initially just a way to show people back in England how much fun we were having. Then one day, I saw one of my photos as the cover of a local magazine and it dawned on me that I’d found the answer to my problem — this is what I was meant to do.

The next few years were a whirlwind of adventures around the world following some of the best skiers on the planet to places I’d never even dreamed of skiing. What you see here in this gallery is a few of my favorite images from New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, Canada, and Europe. I’m just as comfortable shooting backcountry lines as I am pulling all-night urban sessions in the city. My goal, as it was when I first started taking photos of my friends, is simply to show everyone how much fun we’re having and to showcase the amazing environments that I’ve been lucky to travel to.

Sorry England, you just don’t cut it. I know I’ll never leave the mountains now because every day is different here and we’re all having way too much fun.

View more of Dan Carr’s work on his site, and be sure to follow him on Instagram. Dan also runs an educational photography website called Shutter Muse.


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