Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Zealand!

I am in New Zealand! Please check out my tumblr blog for the most current updates!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Goose is Loose

It's been a rainy May in Utah. Headed south to Gooseberry Mesa to try and dry out. The road was still a little slick the night we got there. But if you ask me (and my Subaru)... that equals F-U-N! Yeeah!

It's a moose. We named him Goose. He came from the town of Beaver. True story.

A weekend spent biking, camping, and hanging with friends is a weekend good for the soul. And staring at the southern Utah eye candy of cliffs around Zion doesn't hurt either.

You may recognize Tanya from such places as the October 2010 cover of Backcountry Magazine. What? The desert bears no resemblance!? Weird.

Friday, April 29, 2011


Exploring this world of Tumblr.... I know... another blog seems silly... but I thought I should work it out and see how it goes over there.... so far some good quotes and links and short reactions and I can keep the blogspot here to news and thoughts that are just Re Wikstrom Photography... let's give it a go:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Surviving in a wind storm.

I was honestly, legitimately, and truly concerned that my tent would lift up with me inside and slam into the wall of boulders on the east side of our campsite.

We ( were doing a photoshoot and gear test in the east sierra a couple weeks ago just outside of Bishop (BEAUTIFUL place by the way!)

It was quite the sleepless night but I am happy to say that I (and my tent) awoke in one piece. I can not say that most of the other tents fared the same. Or my aluminum camp table that was lifted over 15 feet of boulder / rock wall and deposited, in a few bent up pieces, in a heap of sage brush 50 feet on the other side of that wall.

This is the sunrise calm after the storm.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Reflections on Pro Photo Showdown: Part 1 of ?

Initial Reaction: INCREDIBLE! And did I really just get interviewed by MTV Canada? Or did I just get "punked?"

The whole experience start to finish was amazing. What an honor to be a finalist among Blake Jorgenson, Brynn Hughes, Russel Dalby, Mike Yoshida, and Steve Lloyd!

As a young intern with Powder and Bike Magazines I can recall ooogling over slide and print submissions from Blake and Bryn (yes, pre digital takeover). The first year I moved to Utah I remember going to see an inspiring slide show of Steve's. And my first summer out west was spent living in an a-frame with 9 people at the bottom of Mt Hood shooting camp photos for Windells (and High Cascade) with my roommates, one of which was the awesomely funny, talented, and great all around guy, Mike Yoshida who has gone on to work for K2 snowboards and now as associate PE for Snowboarder Mag. And not to leave out Russell... I was not familiar with his work before the show, but his bio was funny, and he's a staff photog for Snowboard Canada, and after his slideshow I am a BIG fan! So... to reiterate... HOW AMAZING to be a finalist alongside them all!

As a young photographer now living in Salt Lake City, Utah and holding down a full time job with (strangely, I was unable to find work in a restaurant, hmmm....) I have much to juggle in the way of my job with and my personaal ski shooting, editing, processing, submitting, marketing, invoicing, sleeping (what's that?), and taking time for myself to just ski, or bike, or generally explore this natural world. My budgets are small. The most exotic places I traveled to this year were Terrace and Smithers in northern BC, Canada. The most exotic place I have ever been is Las Lenas Argentina and that was 5 years ago, and we didn't much leave the beaten gringo path. But on this limited budget, I do find extreme joy in documenting what IS unique about the places we would ordinarily brush off as just another North American town and the joy that traveling with and meeting good people can bring. While I would love to explore some far away places, people, and cultures, it is amazing what you can find in your own backyard. So... to reiterate again... HOW AMAZING to be a finalist!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A fun interview with whipped up by The International Woman of Mystery (some may know her as Holly Walker, others have only heard legendary legends of far off travel).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Ski Library!?

Passing through the small town of Sandpoint, ID I added Schweitzer to my list of places to visit (little did I know at the time, that I would be going back a week later -win!)