A grand tradition continued this year as three veteran West Coast Session photographers duked it out in the Buff x WCS Photo Contest.
With Closing Ceremonies scheduled for the same night as the final sunset shoot, it was a mad scramble to prepare photo submissions in time. Before a packed crowd in the Roadhouse, each photog presented his selection: One photo each in the categories of Jump, Rail, Transition, #ART, and Lifestyle.
While the Ceremonies continued with the WCS Rider Awards, a photo jury consisting of veteran photographer Alex O’Brien, FREESKIER photo editor Kjell Ellefson, and West Coast Session founder Ethan Stone made their selections, and the winning photos were displayed to much acclaim.
Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2015 Buff x WCS Photo Contest!
BEST JUMP ACTION: JAMIE WALTER – JOHN KUTCHER + MATT WALKER
Jamie nailed the banger combo shot of Kutcher on the jump and Walker tossing up the slash.
BEST RAIL ACTION: ROCKY MALONEY – DYLAN FERGUSON
*Noted commentary from Joey Ciprari – “Would that count as a rail feature in a game of SLVSH?”
BEST TRANSITION: ROCKY MALONEY – NOAH ALBALADEJO
Rocky captured Noah A. oozing style on the hip.
BEST #ART: JAMIE WALTER – NOAH WALLACE
Jamie and Noah teamed up to create #art with this moving shot on the drop-in.
BEST LIFESTYLE: MATT SKLAR – JOHN SPRIGGS
*Winning image not available due to a technical error.