The role of official photographer for the whole of Crankworx is a mixed blessing - on the one hand you get premium access to the best Whistler has to offer for those nine days, but on the other it's a long, hard and stressful job that takes nerves of steel and stamina to match.
Thankfully Blake Jorgenson is up to the job. In his second year on the run at the job, he's dialled in a system that works and produces great results. Having been in the same position myself a couple of years earlier, I was keen to shadow him for a day of shooting the festival's main event - the Joyride slopestyle contest - to portray behind the scenes of what it's like to have to shoot and submit images that become the official record of the day.
Shot for Bicycling / MountainBike.com.