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Aika Collective Print Giveaway

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish there was a place where I could order high quality prints of my favorite snowboard photos.”

Well the Aika Collective is making your dreams a reality. Aika has partnered up with 20 of the most prestigious snowboard photographers around the world to create an insane online print shop. All photos will be available for sale in six different sizes, ranging from 8″ x 10″ (20.3cm x 25.4cm) to 30″ x 40″ (76.2cm x 101.6cm). Aika aims to make it easy for photographers to sell their photos online, and make it accessible for anyone around the world to buy these photo prints.

To help promote the launch of their site, we’re giving away a print to one lucky commentor.
To enter, comment which photo is your favorite in the slideshow above and why. Make sure to use your real e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.

Winner will be chosen on Friday 2/20.

Check out the full collection of available prints at http://aikacollective.com/collections/snow

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Comments (54)

  1. You guys should hook me up with “Gigi, method on pillow gab – photo by Jérôme Tanon” print because i’m pretty sure i’m carrying Gigi’s baby.

     
  2. Mike Leblanc, 5-0 – photo by Bob Plumb. Old school or die.

     
  3. I should most def receive Gigi’s method photo because I like trees and pillow and snow and all that kinda stuff.

     
  4. I should win the “Fox, Revelstoke – Photo by Mike Yoshida” because it reminds me of the endless search for powder. Plus I just spent all of my money on a house and don’t have any left over to decorate. Please and thanks Yobeat!

     
  5. That Nicolas Tailgrab boing boing boing

     
  6. Jordan Mendenhall Front 7, French Alps – photo by Blatt. Picture is captured at the most rad time. Perfect sunset, gnarly trick, and reminds me of golden hour riding with all my homies.

     
  7. Dustin Craven, frontside 540, Whistler – photo by Ashley Barker. You guys should hook me up with this print because whistler is one of the places I’ve been meaning to ride with my homies. It would be cool to have on my wall and just keep a reminder in my head of how gnarly that place is

     
  8. It’s an easy favorite: a timeless trick, a patdown lip. Jerome Tannon’s photo of Gigi makes me think of everything I love about snowboarding: style, making it happen, simplicity, landing in deep snow, sprocking out a grab, sessioning a feature with your homies. And the combo of Gigi and Jerome teamed up for this shot makes me (an American) stoked to think that snowboarding is a shared passion all around the world, and that inspiration can come from any location where there are riders and artists working to represent snowboarding as they see it. Not to mention the fact that you can spot a Gigi method from a mile away! Nice gallery, nice project. Thanks.

     
  9. You’re really busting my balls by not having the Keegan ollie as an option

     
  10. Curtis Ciszek Interior B.C. – photo by E-stone
    Because I would be able to pull a lot more ass if that picture was hanging in my room

     
  11. Hell yeah that 5-0 is ???? I would love to own one of these prints!

     
  12. http://youtu.be/JlEHtGrFExE

    I really like the mikey leblanc 5-0 photo. This video pretty much sums up why i love to watch mikey. His athleticism is unmatched, he was truly a god in his prime. Hoping to see him go fatty to flatty in the future when he replaces his legs with robo legs. Oh yah, and possum is equally as funny as well…

    This photo would fot perfectly on my wall.

     
  13. Shit that other one of gigi that was the cover of Transworld a few editions back is so sickk

     
  14. The Nicolas picture by Moran. Because I can only dream of getting that pitted in Michigan.

     
  15. Leblanc at Rail gardens. Iconic spot with a true snowboard innovator, on one of the most iconic and innovative boards. these three components have completely influenced my life all in one image.

     
  16. hook it up with the mickey leblanc 5-0, dudes been killing the game since i can remember, id kill to have that picture to inspire me everyday

     
  17. fox, revelstoke by mike yoshida. that picture is what its all about, and yoshida knows how to show people how fun boarding is, guys an icon in the industry, id take any picture of his

     
  18. Jordan Mendenhall, Front 7. But is it art? In this piece, the artist challenges the viewer to question his or her own role as neutral-observer and image’s place within the bounds of Art. The very archetype of viewer-as-enthusiast is confronted by the inherent qualities of “Fine Art” found within the image as it expands beyond the conventional brackets of “Shred Pix”. An image usually reserved for the “Homies” without a need to acknowledge the traditional aesthetics of contemporary fine art photography, this piece breaks the rules, both within it’s community of origin and Kodak’s conventions of “Good Picturism”. By removing the position of the viewer/photographer from the nexus of the action, the traditional “extreme action sport” elements are downplayed to emphasize a deeper photographic consciousness. The use of the sun as a device for directly engaging the viewer subconsciously elicits preexisting memories of similar scenes from life, from squinting through a stunning sunset to sending it with the “Homies,” lending the image emotional charge. True depth is lent to the image in the artist’s use and balance of the three planes that places Mendenhall as the mythical Icarus, over the mountains and dangerously close to the reaches of the sun. The juxtaposition of a backside grab on a frontside spin further pulls on the viewers’ imagination and presents him or her with a new paradigm of “Style”. The setting references the images of eminent landscape photographer William Henry Jackson, presenting a duality of nature and gravity as forces to be feared and respected as well as representing these same forces as Romantic forms of beauty. In conclusion, damn skippy, it’s Art.

     
  19. JP walker backside invert because I was the first one to do it and I’ll cry telling you about it when you give me my photo.

     
  20. Mads Jonsson because the photo captures the emotion and joy that snowboarding brings all of us. I think its sweet that you cant see anymore of his line because it lets you fill in with your imagination whatever the line that would bring you that same feeling of pure joy and excitement.

     
  21. JP Walker Backside Invert cuz its the illest

     
  22. It’d be nice if the resolution of the gallery was properly set. #72dpi

    Pixels can be dope though

     
  23. Gigi in Haines.
    Its bleak and colorless, like me.

     
  24. All of these are great shots – no doubt. But only a few of them are “art”. Less about the rider & trick and more about the photographer & composition.

    That’s why I think you should hook me up with: Fredi at the GlacierBowl in Switzerland by Silvano. It’s use of negative and positive space is a true testament to great composition and a great photographer.

    So hook it the fuck up seeing as I finally put that master of fine arts degree to mildly good use.

     
  25. Holy shit, Curtis Ciszek by E-Stone. It’s like he’s fucking big wave surfing but on the snow, about to get hammered by a monster. Just imagine the snow is water. It’s pretty trendy nowadays to pretend like you’re “surfing the earth” while snowboarding, but this picture takes it to another level. So rad.

     
  26. Fredi Kalbermatten, GlacierBowl SaasFee, Switzerland – photo by Silvano

    Because gapping horizontal vaginas are hesh as fuck.

     
  27. Ciszek because its a rad pic, he is from my neck of the woods, and the only time I met him he was drunk as shit so he has my respect

     
  28. Mikey Leblanc doing a tail press by the possum!! (5-0) is a skateboard trick.
    Would look neat on me wall!!

     
  29. Jeremy Jones in Nepal because fuck me!

     
  30. Mikey leblanc is the epitome of snowboarding to me. he flips out over bailing, goes huge and does tricks no one fucks with. please and thanks

     
  31. BJorn’s photo because holy hell that shit is hesh looking. the black and white reminds me death metal and my room doesn’t have enough heshness in it. thanks

     
  32. Curtis Ciszek Interior B.C. – photo by E-stone bc I’m from the west coast where it already feels like fuckin spring.

     
  33. Gigi shot by Tanon, because the answer is always method

     
  34. That Mikey Leblanc 5-0 is hella tight…lemme get dat homie!

     
  35. that mikey photo gives me all the feels.

     
  36. Thar Mikey photo cause cloudy Utah winter park sessions are my favorite. And I just scored 9.8 out of 54 on my chemistry test & that Mikey photos really helpin me forget that… kinda like drugz

     
  37. Darcy’s example of photography masterclass in Valdez, Alaska with Bjorn Leines.
    An epic shot, an epic line and an epic location.
    I have a space on my wall that is begging for such an image.

     
  38. Gigi’s Method.

    Because Gigi has one of the best methods of all time and that photograph is cool.

     
  39. Jake Blauvet, Alaska because I need cool shit to hang in my room/dorm and I plan on moving up to Alaska once I’m done with this whole school thing. Thanks Yobeat!

     
  40. surprise me, but Mikes 5-0 is so weak so i kind of want it for my bathroom. but no joke it sounds like a bunch of 12 year olds trying to cop dime bags in idaho on here. y’all dumb.

     
  41. Gigi, method on pillow gab – photo by Jérôme Tanon

    What gets better than one steezy ass method?

    Well besides three midgets playing basketball in the rain…

     
  42. Dustin Craven’s front 540 at Whistler is sweet, along with Mike Leblanc’s 5-0

     

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