Meet the Photographers
The photographers listed below have all worked extensively on location at Points North Heli Adventures. The images you see throughout the site have been provided by these professionals. Take a look below to get to know them.
Originally from St. Louis, Mo. and now a resident of Truckee, CA by way of New Hampshire, Washington D.C., Jackson Hole, WY and San Francisco. Court has been taking pictures since he was 15 years old after being introduced to photography in high school. After a stint in the human resources in San Francisco, Court has been working as a professional photographer for the past two years at the Tahoe World and as a freelance photographer. His images also appear in several sister newspapers in Truckee and around Lake Tahoe. Motivated by challenge, Court favors shooting action photography, ranging from high school basketball games to big mountain skiing. He also enjoys capturing scenic landscapes and unique moments, such as forest fires or wildlife.
court (at) courtlevephoto (dot) com
Tony “Harro” Harrington is an internationally acclaimed adventure / lifestyle photographer, born and bred on the Central Coast of NSW, just north of Sydney in Australia. Harro has spent the past 20 years traveling the globe and been at the forefront of documenting the worlds largest waves ever surfed (7 nominations in the Billabong XXL awards), has spent 9 seasons in Alaska, Greenland and won numerous global awards for his efforts. His work has been published on over 140 front covers including Qantas and Air New Zealand Inflight magazines, Powder magazine (U.S.), Surfing World, Australian Surfing Life, Chill Factor, Snowboarder, Surfing World (Japan), Fluid (France)..
harro (at) harroart (dot) com
Specializing in social demographic portraiture – Adventure travel and extreme sports – Multi-media content development. “Traveling has always been a major force in my life and art. It is my objective to not only capture the faces of other worlds, but to show the world through the eyes of my subjects. The passion for the unknown will always be my driving force. “ Keoki Flagg. Keoki is available for special assignments and public appearances. For more information on assignments and stock purchases please contact him directly.
info (at) keokiflagg (dot) com
Holly Shankland was born and raised in the small Mid Western town of Cadillac, Michigan. From a young age, Holly was an artistic, adventurous, dreamer. Inspired by darkroom photography in high school, she decided to move west and pursue photography professionally in college. The west coast held new adventures and promise for the eager spirit as she fell in love with the daring mountains and endless stretches of beach. Holly graduated with honors from the University of Redlands in Southern California, with a Bachelors of Science in International Business and a Minor in Photography. Holly loves skiing, snowboarding, surfing, music, traveling and photographing the journey. She has taken her photography to over 15 countries and currently calls Lake Tahoe home. When asked to describe Holly, a friend said, “Unequivocally passionate. Holly has the unique ability to dream dreams and actually chase them. Her spirit is infectious and her drive, both admired and unparalleled.”
holly (at) hollyshankland (dot) com
Holly is also available to capture your Alaska ski vacation at Points North.
See the Photo Book page for more information.
Jay is a long time resident of the Lake Tahoe area who began his photographic career (strapping multiple cameras to his head as a means to support his skydiving habit) working as a cameraman for Skydive Lake Tahoe since 2000. In 2006 Jay was working as a staff photographer for the Sierra Sun, a daily newspaper in Truckee, C.A. as well as the Tahoe World in Tahoe City, C.A. Since then Jay has expanded his photography as a freelance photographer to other areas, exploring alternative sports, events, weddings, lifestyle, travel, and commercial advertising. His work can be found in and around the Tahoe area, Reno, and around the country in publications advertising for clients such as: The Resort at Squaw Creek, Intrawest, Red Bull, Korbel Champagne, The Village at Squaw Valley, City of Reno publications,The L.A. Times/West Magazine and the covers of California Flyfisher. To Jay, photography is an everchanging artform that provides daily challenges in recognizing, capturing and sometimes having to find or create that magic moment that is so easily missed by many of us.
Seppi was born in the south of Austria, close to the Italian border. Photography came into his life when he was 10, he got his first instructions by his father, and kept on going…learning by doing! In 1996 he started to work as a freelancing photographer, 2 years later he started to work in his friend’s film and video production company. For the next 4 years he traveled the globe to produce the biggest events and tours in snowboarding, freeskiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, biking, paragliding, wakeboarding and waterskiing! In 2002 he came to PNH for the first time, bringing along 6 pro riders from Europe. In 2003 he came back with a smaller crew for a longer time. With tears in his eyes when he left in 2003, he will no doubt he will be back in 2004 with plans to work on a freeriding documentary.
Read Seppi’s 2003 Diary (Adobe Format)
sepp.dabringer (at ) chello (d0t) at
A Trauma Nurse and former Colorado Ski Patroller – Richard has always had a love of the outdoors. His passion for photography stretches over 20 years – all the way back to Chicago where he was born and raised on the shores of Lake Michigan. His images are many and varied, and range from landscapes and portraits to extreme sports and architecture… Whether it’s dreamy sunsets in the desert southwest, fall foliage in Alaska, Trekking in Patagonia, or climbing in Nepal (recognized by the LA Times); Richard finds a way to convey the true beauty of the outdoors and stir passion in those who view his work…
“The Columbia River Gorge has been my home for the past 12 years, and has been very kind to me and my lens… I am thankful for the many friendships and experiences that are the inspiration of my work… I am constantly searching to go one step beyond the lens and one step closer to my dreamscapes and imagination.”
…When you put yourself in nature’s way… …beautiful things are bound to happen.”
richard (at) freelanceimaging (dot) com
Mark is originally from the heart of the bluegrass, Lexington, KY. He grew up in the photography business, and with his father’s guidance, was processing and printing in their coal bin turned darkroom while still in grade school. Through middle and high school, as the year book staff photographer, Mark’s focus was primarily sporting events and student lifestyle. While also pursuing a career as a chef in France and New York City, Mark continued to grow as a photographer concentrating on urban landscape and more complex techniques in his TriBeCa darkroom where he was producing and selling his prints. In 1998 Mark moved to Sedona, Arizona and passionately pursued ski mountaineering, climbing and canyoneering, shifting his photographic and darkroom pursuits to a digital format. Now an adventure photographer based in Bend, Oregon since 2004, Mark has been shooting at Points North for three years and will be returning in 2007.