The Proof: Justa Jeskova
In 1998 I followed my dream and moved to Canada. I had no idea that one day I would end up in Whistler. I just wanted to live somewhere close to the mountains and near a hockey rink so I could finally see an NHL game. I used to be crazy about hockey.
I landed in Vancouver as a live-in nanny, which at that time guaranteed me Canadian residency. The moment I sorted my papers, I packed my bags and moved to Whistler. Though it was tough at first, I knew this was the town for me. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do and actually I only really figured it out about 4 years ago. I knew that photography and biking were my biggest passions, so it only made sense to start shooting biking and trying to make living out of it.
Now, I don’t limit myself to just biking. I love to shoot a variety of subjects. Above all, I love capturing real life, whether it’s professional athletes or a local family. It makes my day when I see the smiles on my clients’ faces after seeing their photos.
01 Chocolate and blueberries. I am obsessed with both and have no control when eating them.
02 My favourite socks these days.
03 Steve: my every day inspiration.
04 Friends + summer + Crankworx = the best time of the year. I love every minute of it.
05 Summer après after a day in the bike park. Life can’t get any better than that. 06 Not a lot of people know that I first moved to Canada to follow my passion for hockey. T here’s nothing like a hockey game on a frozen lake.
07 Biking is my new addiction. I’m counting the days until the snow melts and the bike park opens again.
08 I follow my dream every day. I consider myself lucky to have a job I love so much.
What neighborhood do you live in?
I live in Cheakamus Crossing in Function. I have been living in Function for 5 years and love the neighbourhood.
What do you do and where?
I am trying to make a living from my photography business. I find it challenging and motivating to be surrounded by a community of talented and well-known photographers.
What are you working on?
I am making a business plan for 2013, updating my website and submitting my last year’s work to various magazines. The rest of the winter will be busy; I’m preparing for the summer and planning a big biking trip with part of the SheGnarnigans team in the spring.
Where can we find your work?
For the most recent updates and to see what I am working on you can visit my blog or facebook page.
Other than that, most of my work is published in various bike magazines around the world.