A week or so ago my brother asked if I could get a photograph of his beard before he shaved it. I thought to myself, that beard is so wild, it deserves its own Rock n' Roll photoshoot! Today I present to you my brother, not my brah, bro, brutha but my actual brother by DNA. Dave Beland. Or, as we affectionately refer to him... Young Dave. If I may, let me tell you a few things about my brother. First off, he is one of the hardest working cats that I know. And, not only does he work hard, he plays hard. You see, for years now, he works for eight months of the year and then snow boards for the remaining time. This winter while in Eden, Utah on Powder Mountain, he snowboarded 80 of the 90 days he was there and he only missed those 10 days due to various injuries or the mountain was closed.
These days, in search of the freshest powder, you’ll often find him
riding in the back country and by the sound of it, this is not for passive riders as it requires a lot of climbing. It’s worth noting that this year Dave has completed his Avalanche 1 training.
The first photo is of Dave, his car and his dog, Daisy and the second photo shows Dave with his Winterstick 183" Swallowtail.
Big thank you to my our Mother, who gave up part of her Mother's Day to hold the key light from toppling over in the breeze and @emilynutson (psst. give her a follow on IG), my trusty and excellent assistant for this shoot.
Dave, you might stand an inch or 3 shorter than me but I’ll always look up to you. #winterstick #originalsnowsurfcompany #brotherportrait #richardbelandphotography @ Sarnia, Ontario