I Love Aurora Website

I just launched a website that I registered several years ago. It basically features all of the businesses in my hometown that have Google virtual tours (most of which I shot). Those businesses (in no particular order) are Timeless Antiques, Highway 99e Antique Mall, Beyond Art, Corban Auto Repair, White Rabbit Bakery, Aurora Colony Museum, Pheasant Run, Scattercreek Junction, Home Again Antiques, Main Street Mercantile, Aurora Lamp Works, Aurora Outdoor Power, Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, South End Antique Mall, Aurora Antiques, Time After Time Antiques, Aurora Family Health and Maternity Care, Aurora Colony Vineyards, Langdon Farms Golf Club, and Aurora Family Dentistry in Aurora, Oregon.

You can click the photo above to see the website or CLICK HERE to view it.

Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Jan 2012

I am honored that TWS chose my photo of Craig Kelly (RIP) for their “Celebrating 25 years” issue which hits the shelves pretty soon. The photo was taken in Truckee, California about a week after a freak snowstorm on Halloween in 1989. Burton had a team house where Jimi Scott and others had built a small quarterpipe in the backyard. After about 3 attempts with a 20mm lens, I got the shot of Craig that I wanted.


It’s always fun to go back to other images from that day and see who else was on the scene (l-r) Jeff Davis, Jimi Scott, Jason Ford, Noah Brandon, Alex Warburton, Jimi Scott, Jeff Davis, Craig and Craig.


High Cascade Photo Workshop 2012 Slideshow

I presented History of Snowboarding slideshow at High Cascade Photo Workshop last night in Government Camp, OR. In case you missed it, check it out here:  High Cascade 2012

All Photos by Bud Fawcett. Soundtrack credits: Fire Number 9 by Meat Beat Manifesto, 15 Steps by Radiohead, Highway to Hell by AC/DC, Lil’ Devil by The Cult, No More Tears by Ozzy Osborne, Jane’s Addiction Cover by Puracane and Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag by James Brown.

Classic Snowboard Photos for Sale


After many years of avoiding personal requests for many of my snowboarding photos, I finally decided it’s easier to set up an online shop rather than spitting them out one-by-one on my inkjet printer. I just got the 5×7 proofs for a test and the quality is really good. The B&W’s look like the real thing. Check it out. Go to this link.

Bud Fawcett Photo Retrospective, Feb 4-27 at Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room

A new exhibit of the Bud Fawcett Photo Retrospective will start at the tasting room of the Pheasant Run Winery in downtown Aurora, Oregon. The photographer’s reception will be held at the opening from 6-10 pm this Friday, February 4. Food and a great wine sampling are available for a fee. This retrospective contains 16 images from 1985 to 2009. The reference prints are up to 10 x 14 inches on 12 x 16 glossy/luster photo stock.

The Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room is located in the old Aurora State Bank building at 21690 Main Street, Aurora, Oregon. You can checkout their website for wine selections and hours of operation.

Facebook Link to the Event

Bud Fawcett Photo Retrospective, Jan 4 to Feb 27, 2011

Jan 4 to Feb 27, 2011, White Rabbit Bakery, Aurora, Oregon

Happy New Year and welcome to my first gallery photo show. I chose images for this exhibit that represented those special ‘ah-ha’ moments in my photo career. I hope that you will come by and check out the prints in person and have some great coffee and treats at the White Rabbit Bakery (closed Mondays). If you can’t make it, please register at http://www.absolutelyradical.com and check out a sampling of images from the show. Thanks!

ARIES2010 Snowboard History Time Capsule


Portland, OR (February 1, 2010) — The NIKE SNOWBOARDING sponsored project creates an elaborate alien structure to house the history of snowboarding. Nike Snowboarding’s Brand Director Michael Hernandez commissioned Portland artist Brian Elliot to build a futuristic time capsule with contents curated by NEMO Design co-founder and snowboard photographer Trevor Graves.

View time capsule contents here:

Over the last several weeks the trio quietly put the ARIES2010 together in Portland, Oregon and are ready to launch on February 13, just one day after the Olympics opening ceremony.

“ARIES2010 is snowboarding’s first time capsule, we want to celebrate snowboarding’s history, product innovation and personalities,” said Hernandez.

The capsule will house both historical elements and film that have served as the foundation for snowboarding. After being sealed up later this spring, it will reopen in ten years time. The designer of the craft, Brian Elliot relayed, that “Xenon gas inside the pod will ensure its contents are preserved in their original state.”

Artists, photographers, iconic riders, and authors have contributed to the collection that tells the story of snowboarding. “The ARIES2010 show is about the nostalgia we all have for snowboarding’s history, but also embracing the new things that will give us that same feeling in the future,” said Graves.

Vancouver’s The Boardroom will host the ARIES2010 physical capsule during its stay in Vancouver. The items to be housed in the capsule will be on display during two special events that connect snowboarding’s heritage to its future. The opening and closing receptions of ARIES will include presentations by snowboarding legends Terry Kidwell, Dano Pendygrass, Ken Achenbach and Barrett Christy.

Opening Reception is scheduled for February 13, 2010, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Special press reception for the opening will be held from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Closing Reception is scheduled for February 19, 2010, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Special press reception for the closing will be held from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

In addition, The Boardroom will host the ARIES2010 capsule in its window bank from February 13-19, 2010.