The Proof – Jeff Boyce
In short, I would say I am a snowboarder converted skier, a skateboarder converted longboarder and a film photographer converted visual journalist. Since graduating from the renowned photojournalism program at Loyalist College my career has been constantly developing over the past five years.
After a turn in the editorial world my love for the mountains got the best of me and I moved back to Whistler and started my own business, Stop Motion Photo (www.stopmotionphoto.com). With top notch athletes, picturesque backdrops and world class facilities, there is nowhere else I would rather live my life snapping photos!
01 Wildflowers are everywhere!!! When was the last time your boyfriend picked flowers and arranged them for you ladies?
02 Here is the view from my office… aka my kitchen table! It’s sad how much time I spend here looking out the window while procrastinating work!
03 You have to scare yourself sometimes! My buddy Jonny Rosen snapped this shot of me at Brohm Lake a couple weeks ago!
04 Top of the World! Here is a glimpse from a PR shoot I did for Whistler Blackcomb before the trail opened to the public. This new trail from the Peak offers over 5,000 vertical feet of downhill biking.
05 I blame being born in Ontario for my bike skills not being half as good as 14 year old ripper Adison Macdonald!
06 Lillooet Lake was one of my favourite places until I got absolutely devoured by mosquitoes a few weeks back. I think I’ll wait until fall to return.
07 No, unfortunately those are not gigantic potatoes. That is however, the fruit of my labour!
08 When I am not working, I am usually camping with my girlfriend Brooke Finlay.
What neighborhood do you live in?
After spending my first ten years in Whistler living at the Par Rd. house in Cay Heights, I managed to save my pennies and purchase a small condo in Creekside six months ago! I was apprehensive to leave the close proximity of the village at first, but the three lakes, restaurants, shops, gondola and two liquor stores all within a ten minute walk has almost made me forget about the village completely!
What do you do and where?
Guided photo tours, commercial shoots, weddings, private instruction and contracts with the Whistler Blackcomb PR team all help to pay the bills. In the winter I have been instructing the FIN 723 Photojournalism course at North Island College for the past four years and just recently developed and taught an introductory course to digital photography through the Whistler Arts Council. And don’t worry, you can still catch me at The Keg on weekends slanging steaks!
What are you working on?
At the moment I am editing the images from a wedding I shot this weekend up in D’arcy. I am also in the midst of developing a follow-up workshop that will review and elaborate on the skills learned in the first workshop. We are looking at running this in mid-September and is open to both photographers who attended the first course as well as newcomers! On the back burner right now I am also creating a new website that will focus more on my services offered than the flashy portfolio site I am currently running. I will be sure to let you know when the new site goes live!
Where can we find your work?
Right now you can find my work at the High Performance Athletes Centre in Cheakamus Crossing until the end of August. My action sport style works well there and they have chosen me for the second year in a row as their Art Walk artist. Once finished here, my collection of 24×36 prints will land at the Whistler Creek Athletic centre, where they will remain for the winter. You can also see my work on the Whistler Blackcomb sites and of course on my website www.stopmotionphoto.com.