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.

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Int’l Snowboard Magazine – Ken Achenbach, Pioneer

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Ken Achenbach on the cover of Int’l Snowboard Magazine – January 1987

Another classic issue of ISM with Ken Achenbach leading the tour of Mt. Bachelor as well as the first ballsy board test by Tom Hsieh and the crew of ISM. “This was the friskiest board tested, the Barfoot was as loose as a goose. Well who can forget those comments from the original board test. And of course the bonus of this issue was the one and only Keith Kimmel interview, not to be missed. This issue closes with a classic ad of Shaun Palmer on the back cover.

Check out the full magazine on my issuu homepage.

Keith “Slasher” Kimmel, Snowboarding Pioneer

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Keith Kimmel, Donner Quarterpipe, Lake Tahoe, 1986

Along with Terry Kidwell, Bob Klein and Allen Arnbrister of Tahoe City, Keith Kimmel was one of the original pioneers of modern day snowboarding. He was featured on the cover of the first International Snowboard Magazine (ISM) in March of 86, ripping the original Tahoe City halfpipe, a natural gully near the TC dump.

In this photo, published in the ISM Interview and Thrasher Magazine, Keith is pictured here in one of the first “switchstance” moments in snowboard history. You can read more about the early days of snowboarding halfpipe here.