I first heard from Ian Matteson a few years ago. He sent me an email telling me he had some cool shots of Ian Wade and that he would like to shoot some more photos of Surface dudes. He was just moving to SLC from Montana at the time and was probably about 17-18 years old and still liked to be called Steezula. Since then, we have became good friends and had some even better times. From multiple straight through drives to and from Whistler, sleeping on couches, countless powder days in Brighton and a million laughs. It's been super cool to see him come up, not only as a photographer but a person. Everybody likes Ian. He's a cuddly grizzly bear. Get over to his site/blog and give it a spin, he's always updating it with action, life, scenery, funny, serious photography. Here are a few for the time being: