A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes that just ain’t enough. As #WhistlerUnfiltered continues into the summer The Insider will periodically select images from the archives and dig a little deeper to find the story behind the photo (and the thousand words).
The Insider: Hi Alex. First off: you are from Spain, how did you end up here in Whistler?
Alex: I’ve been living here since February 2012. I came for the snowboarding and to develop my career as an action sports photographer. I came to see if I liked it here and if there were any opportunities for me and I haven’t left. I just love this place.
The Insider: What were you doing the day you took this shot?
Alex: Just walking around the Village with my girlfriend and some friends who are new to town and I wanted to take them to one of the many cool places in Whistler.
The Insider: What do you like about this piece of graffiti? Do you know the artist?
Alex: I don’t, but I thought it was really cool. I like the “underground” look against the nature and the natural background.
The Insider: Are you afraid of sharks?
Alex: Not really. They are just normal animals with scary faces.
The Insider: How cool is the Whistler Skate Park?
Alex: I really like the bowl and the fact that you can ride it in the summer with a skate and the winter on a snowboard. Coming from Spain we rarely have snow in a skate park.
The Insider:As a photographer, what do you like most about Whistler?
Alex: It’s a perfect blend of everything in one place: Whistler has talented riders doing the most crazy things amongst beautiful landscapes and scenery. And having so many talented photographers in town to inspire you is always a good thing. There is always something interesting to shoot in Whistler, always a new perspective, new people, new things. The #WhistlerUnfiltered project is a good way to show interesting things to do and discover and it’s always nice to check cool pictures from where we are living.
The Insider: Describe your perfect Whistler summer day?
The Insider: Favourite drinking and eating spots?
Check out the #WhistlerUnfiltered archives for more great photos of summer fun in Whistler and don’t forget to enter the #WhistlerUnfiltered Contest for a chance at winning a 5-night Whistler adventure for two. And for some Longboard Skateboard action be sure to check out the Whistler Longboard Festival coming up July 4-7th 2013.