Olympus Stylus Epic & Ilford HP5
Olympus Stylus Epic & Ilford HP5
A Ryerson Visual Studies II assignment. All images sourced from the Toronto Reference Library picture collection.
These jobs aren't glamorous, but they're a start.
In the far northern corner of Xinjiang province, in the Altai mountains, one can find the last remnants of an ancient culture. The area is populated by a mix of ethnic Kazakhs, Mongolians and Tuwas, who handmake their own wooden skis in the same way as their forefathers thousands of years ago. Archeological finds indicate that this region might possibly be the origin of skiing, with a ski history that surpasses northern European countries.
For thousands of years, the skis have been used to hunt elk, bear and other animals, and only a few skiers still know these ancient winter hunting skills. The skis, with horse-hair skins underneath to give traction on the uphill, shows what skis might have looked like in centuries past. With modernity approaching with new winter roads, internet and access to cities, the ancient skills are likely to die out quickly. In January 2013, Jonas Bendiksen went to document the ways of these ancient skiers. He had the rare privilege to join their skiing and hunting trips, and to follow see the making of these traditional skis.
While it's tempting to want to head for the hills after watching the Winter Olympics ...don't.
Ski seasons are the best! And most draining, exhausting time of your life.
I regret to inform everyone that Capitalize at the Clocktower will not be happening this year. A shift in the retail environment here in Ottawa has left us without a title sponsor for the event.
In the wake of Newschoolers.com GM Jason Mousseau's great success in busting the dopers of the Internet, Major League Baseball has called on Moose to crack down on Performance Enhancing Drug use in Baseball.
Ontario sporting goods chain, Sporting Life has just announced the acquisition of Tommy And Lefebvre in Ottawa. The purchase will bring Sporting Life's store count up to five which includes three location in Toronto, one in Collingwood and now the Ottawa
Terminal Cancer is some freak-of-nature sort of couloir: perfectly straight, lined by tall rock walls and consistent in pitch. I know that similar lines exist around the world, but their beauty and…
In today's breaking Newschoolers News, Resident Camera Whore'ing Expert Dr. Jaymay Walter has brought to our attention that famed NS Proooooo Fotographer Matt Sklar is currently addicted to using his fisheye.
Unless you live under a rock you'll know that WSI took place in Whistler this weekend. With one of the best courses yet, it definitely went off.
An interview with Sierra Quitiquit, the hottest lady in skiing right now.
This past week brought over 50cm of snow to Whistler Blackcomb. Alec, Liam, Nick, and I took advantage and spent the week skiing pow, touring, and dropping cliffs.
Freeski pro Tanner Hall, now recovered from double knee injuries and a pain medication addiction, will make his first X Games appearance in four years
The majestic landscape of northern Norway with the fjords diving into the landscape, the sharp mountains jutting out. A vintage boat, remodeled to artisanal perfection, replete with sauna and sleeping quarters. Three of the world's best big-mountain skiers, tourers and ski racers. Plus one helicopter.
“For everything I’ve done in skiing, you either hate me or love me. I don’t need everyone to love me, but I would like for people to take me for who I really am.” - Tanner Hall
A look at Capitalize At The Clocktower 8 which took place in on Saturday, October 20th in Ottawa, ON.