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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.
That means Jorgenson isn't usually watching the finish line. "The stories are behind the line," he says. "That's the way you play into people's voyeurism. People are curious to see portraits of interesting people, to get close to the athlete or the guy in the crowd. They don't want to just see the shot of the guy crossing the finish line. They want to see what they were missing while they watched the guy cross the finish line."
There's a lesson in the veteran's approach for this year's Deep Summer contenders. "Good photography always comes down to good planning," says Jorgenson. "Your idea. Your story. Having everything lined up and ready to go. Otherwise, you're just standing there waiting for something to happen. You might get a good photo, but it will be circumstantial." ( Text via Lisa Richardson )
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