His identify stands as an evident give away for the anomaly that he’s. Marc with a C. Like many earlier than, Marc migrated East to West leaving the standard counters of Jap Boarder behind to search out himself as Excessive Cascade Snowboard Camp’s media supervisor on the age of 20. Through the summer season of 2016 he conveniently moved into my cozy Portland home and this ensued many nights of brainstorming, sharing initiatives, criticizing, dreaming, and conceptualizing. To have every day conversations with somebody holding unwavering opinions about every thing from skateboarding, snowboarding, filming, images, artwork, motion pictures, and music was inspirational and stimulating to say the least. With no formal coaching and utilizing Google as his information, Marc has been in a position to curate style, one thing that persons are both born with or spend years buying. Two years in the past Marc stop his workplace job and dedicated to being my fulltime filmer, photographer, and editor. A leap of religion contemplating he had by no means been a filmer, had little to no experiencing modifying, and signed onto some of the troublesome jobs in snowboarding besides, filming girls. With a portfolio encompassing motion and product images, an internet collection, a brief movie, and a number of skate edits… The youngsters value keeping track of as he continues to offer us with some a lot wanted creative liberties that the Snowboard World’s been lacking. – Desiree Melancon

Birthdate: September 19th, 1995

Present title: Freelance Filmmaker and Photographer 

PHOTO: Desiree Melancon

What does your present place within the snowboarding business entail? Describe a typical day on the job.

Daily is completely different. This previous winter I spent 5 months on the street slowly driving throughout the nation. Often waking up early, going to a spot or driving round looking for one, then doing it another time. In the summertime, I am both skateboarding or burning my eyes on a pc display modifying photographs, movies, or endlessly looking for music.  

The place are you from and the place do you presently name house?

I grew up in central Massachusetts in a small city referred to as Rutland and presently dwell in Portland Oregon.

How did you begin snowboarding?

I acquired into skateboarding once I was little and the East Coast winters weren’t the most effective for doing that so I believe it was simply pure to need to snowboard. After years of bugging my dad and mom to let me attempt it with no luck, I joined my center college ski membership in seventh grade and eventually acquired a season go. 

At what level did you notice that you just needed to work within the snowboard business?

From a younger age, I knew I by no means needed to have a “regular” job and needed to proceed to have enjoyable with my pals for so long as doable.

PHOTO: Desiree Melancon

And the way did you make that occur?

I acquired a job at Excessive Cascade just a few years in the past and on the finish of the summer season acquired requested if I needed to maneuver to Portland to work full time for them. After a couple of yr and a half of working there, I left to assist Desiree Melancon make her United Slopes collection. Then in the beginning of this yr, Des and I acquired the chance to make a video mission of our personal that we’re each fairly enthusiastic about that comes out this November.  

Who did you look as much as within the business for inspiration?

For video, something that Tanner Pendleton, Skylar Brent, Hayden Rensch, Jake Durham, Jake Value, Colton Feldman and Jon Stark have made is at all times actually nice.  

For photographs, Cole Martin and Oli Gagnon by no means take a shot that bums me out.

PHOTO: Desiree Melancon

What do you’re feeling has been your greatest influence in your line of labor?

Eager to make one thing that hopefully provides different folks the identical emotions that I had whereas watching movies and magazines once I was a child. 

What do you need to accomplish that you just haven’t but?

It would be good to journey exterior of the nation extra. Additionally to place collectively some form of picture e book, whether or not it is a winter’s value of snowboarding photographs or random photographs I shoot in my free time.  

PHOTO: Desiree Melancon

Anybody you’d wish to thank?

I might sort names endlessly however to maintain it brief, my household, all my pals (you already know who you’re), all people at Jap Boarder, and the world to Tom Johnson, and Desiree Melancon.


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