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Keoki Flagg pored through our past display inventory and curated select framed artworks for release at incredible discounts during the festival.
Below is a list of title, size, price of each image presented as framed artwork, a format our gallery no longer sells, but are now being released at huge discounts for our local friends.
Don’t miss this opportunity to own Keoki’s iconic fine art at unprecedented discounts.
In the beginning of March the World Cup Tour came to Squaw Valley to see the planet’s finest women ski racers compete in the final event before the World Finals in Aspen.
This was the first time a World Cup race was held in Squaw since 1964; the expectations were high, and I can proudly say that on all fronts, Squaw did not disappoint.
Shooting for the United States Ski Association, I went through the mandatory briefing, got my coveted race credentials, and inspected the race course, searching for what I thought would be “the gate.” Once I chose my angle and got the sign-off from the course camera chief I was locked in and could not move. Nothing like trying to predict where the magic was going to happen…
The course was burly. The amazing Squaw race crew worked their butts off spending weeks to deliver a world-class stage, and they succeeded. Equipped with a Nikon D5, a 200-400mm lens, and crampons to navigate the bullet proof run, I shot both runs of the Giant Slalom on Friday and the Slalom on Saturday. The power and balance these beautiful women showcased blew me away.
In true Squaw form, both days of racing covered the full spectrum of conditions. The weather shifted from dull flat icy cold light all the way to our classic California blue sky warm sticky sun. The steep course was daunting and proved to be extremely challenging for the racers; many DNF’d (Did Not Finish).
In the end it was our very own Mikaela Shiffrin who stole the show. In front of record crowds, she threw down four amazing runs and not only walked away with the gold in both races, but captured the overall World Cup in the Slalom.
All in all, this was a proud moment for all of us who call this mountain home. After decades of silence on the competitive world ski racing stage, Squaw once again strutted its stuff.
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, we had our new image release reception, January…Just Add Snow and it was a huge success! The evening included a slide show presentation of recent trips to Revelstoke, British Columbia and Hokkaido, Japan, along with a new video showcasing the making of “Snowshore”, Keoki’s most recent pentimental stitch. If you missed it, you can view the video here.
Check out a few images from the event!
This years celebrity Hob Nob was a blast with all the members of Squaw Dogs in attendance. Wylie, Boomer, Kaya, Trooper, Boon, Shakah and Murphy owned the night, strutting their stuff around their loving fans while graciously tolerating all the “pup”erazzi.
The house was filled with mountain folk of all ages who came together to celebrate these amazing dogs. The fundraiser was a great success and Squaw Dogs and the entire team at Gallery Keoki would like to thank everyone for their generous support of this world class team.
Wiley “hanging out” at the Hob Nob
Saturday night a wide spectrum of the greater Tahoe community came together to help launch the very first Womens Ski Patrol Calendar for Squaw and ALpine Meadows. Braving one of the first winter storms of the season, everyone who came celebrated with these amazing women. Seven of the all star cast featured in the calendar were present signing autographs. In addition, everyone crowded into gallery three to see a brief slide show and presentation by Keoki Flagg, Lynn Gibson from Gallery Keoki, Tom Feiten from Squaw Valley and the Patrollers.
Finally , after a journey of many years ELEMENTAL has been released. Last nights gathering was an amazing celebration. So many wonderful people have played their part in helping this long anticipated creative project come to life. The book has impacted all bringing an unmistakably new paradigm to Gallery Keoki. Sharing this moment with the entire creative team, my family and so many friends makes this path so worth while.
Thank You all! Keoki
What an amazing night we all had. Kevin and Jessica Quinn and there entire Points North Heliskiing Family came to the gallery on Saturday night to celebrate the many years of fun and adventure that we have shared.
Kevin shared perspective on building his dream and what it feels like to have been a featured destination in the Warren Miller Films for over 14 years. Additionally, Lel Tone got up and shared some of her amazing adventures and insights on what it is like to be a beautiful, powerful women living the dream….
Crazy Beautiful day in Tahoe… nothing like a simple brush with nature to remind you where you live.
I had to run home yesterday at 3 pm to grab a lens out of my house. As I was opening the door I heard a noise and then walked in to find a big old mama bear standing in the doorway of my guest bedroom . I jumped back only to hear a second whimper from a beautiful cub in the kitchen. The fridge was opening and he was feasting….
Need-less-to-say we were all a bit startled. I took another step back giving the anxious cub room to scoot by and join mom. A second later they exited out the bedroom window leaving the screen torn on the ground. A took stock feeling touched and lucky that nothing else appeared broken and began cleaning up. A muffled sound from my bedroom got my attention and opened the door to find another cub sitting on my waterbed!
AH if only I had had my camera ready… Blaming the bear for the mess in my room was the ultimate excuse. Time to run, he screamed leaped for the window and destroyed a second screen on his way out.
This Year’s Peaks and Paws Festival was as fun as ever. Our four footed friends came out in mass to celebrate yet another amazing sunny summer day in Tahoe.
Smiles, wagging tails and beautiful barks filled the air…bringing out the dog in us all!
I spent the day at there level on all fours being a dog.
Nothing like our beautiful beasts to remind us how to be human.
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Sand Harbor took on a bright new look last week as Senator Majority Leader, Harry Reid and The Tahoe fund hosted this year’s Tahoe Summit on it’s shores. An all-star cast including, Governors Jerry Brown and Brian Sandoval, representatives, Dianne Feinstein and Mark Amodei all came out to celebrate Tahoe’s past decade of environmental success. Planet Earth’s champion and renown environmentalist, Al Gore, delivered a fiery key note speech describing in detail many of the planet’s environmental challenges while at the same time sending an unmistakably positive message about our ability to change our future path. He shared scientific data that proves our efforts are paying off and that the past patterns of diminishing visibility have been reversed. Like many in the crowd, I was quite surprised about how much has been accomplished in Tahoe since his last visit with President Clinton over a decade ago… It was a proud moment for so many people and organizations who recognize the preciousness of Tahoe’s crystal waters and the vulnerability of the basin. One by one each speaker spoke with passion and conviction pledging their continued political support and demanding all in the audience to hear the call to action. If we have any hope to sustain the precious ecological balance of Tahoe’s Blue world, we all have to do our part.
The phone rings and two days later I find myself on the back of a motorcycle shooting three world class cyclist who lead the Radio Shack-Trek Pro Race Team.
Luxembourg’s Andy Schlecht, The 2010 Tour de France winner came to the area with his brother Frank and Jens Voigt, their legendary German veteran teammate. Their mission was to explore Tahoe, train and support two great local causes. Reno -Tahoe Cycling sponsored the first ever “Ride with the Pros” event last Thursday and Friday and raised funds well needed funds for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway and the Tour De Nez-vada. For fan and cycle activist alike, it was a big success.
I have watched the tour de France coverage for the past decade and have always marveled at the incredible POV imagery that daredevil camera men consistently deliver. I have always imagined that they used special rigging to facilitated their up close perspective necessary to capture these flying cyclist…I was wrong. These photo teams barrel across the countryside on motorcycles, trying to stay one very close step ahead of the actual racers and their projected path while always being ready for the unexpected road bump that makes the sport so deliciously dynamic and unpredictable. The drivers navigate a whole host of moving and stationary obstacles at high speeds while the camera men rides blind to the world around them, lost in the focus of their cycling subjects and the pursuit of the perfect shot.
I have experienced this tunnel vision many, many times before. Just never on an trafficked winding street from the back of a motorcycle. After years of hanging out of helicopters, boats, cars with harnesses and dangling ropes or while flying along on skis I was surprised how new and fun this perspective felt. For two days, my dear friend and cinematographer, Tom Day and I traded off camera angles, shooting POV off the back of the bike as well as fixed angle on stationary ground strategically gained by leap frogging ahead. More than once plans shifted, routes changed , and the timing evolved, we went with the flow. For both days, we were energized by a large group of local cyclist fans and friends who came out in force share the road with these great legends.
Neither of us made the shift to riding backwards. No question that it would have afforded a much more flexible angle on our moving targets…For me, hanging on was the bigger concern. Instead, when it came time for the one key shot that I had scouted around Emerald Bay, I settled for a 6 foot pole cam mount to elevate the camera and mounted an ultra wide 14 mm lens to make sure that I didn’t miss…