It all started back in Slovakia (the former Czechoslovakia) at the age of three when my dad strapped a pair of skis to my feet and pushed me down the local hill. From that day on, I pretty much skied every winter until I was about 17 and got my first snowboard. After making the switch to snowboarding, I would then spend my summers parking cars for luxury hotels and my winters coaching snowboarding.
After finishing college I moved to NYC to embark on a hotel management internship. That’s when I used to steal my roommate’s camera and shoot random photos around the city. Halfway through the internship I went to TGR’s “High Life” premiere. The movie just blew my mind, so two weeks later I packed my stuff and moved to Whistler, BC.
After the first season in Whistler, I joined a few of my buddies on their surf trip down to Mexico. With the first camera I’d ever owned, a Canon 350D and one lens, I documented the trip and sent a few photos to Mat Rendek, the editor of Boardlife. He loved the photos and we ended up getting a 12-page story published from that trip. That was the beginning of it all.
Nowadays, I am a senior photographer at Snowboard Canada Magazine. I’ve worked for a number of great clients, crews and magazines all over the world and I’ll be chasing that “next great photo” for the rest of my life.