As promised this is the next installment in Spoke‘s week of wonderful visuals. This time it’s the first of Jordan Manley’s Skier’s Journey greatness. Jordan is the wonderchild of ski and bike photography so when he turned his hand to filmmaking the results were always going to be superb. Here’s a little about him taken from his website.

“Vancouver-based, Whistler Blackcomb-inspired, all-round photographic phenom Jordan Manley has recently taken the ski and mountain bike world by storm with his technically perfect images of moody, deep powder days and foggy North Shore trail riding.” – Origin Design Co.

“For the second year in a row, photographer Jordan Manley—a frequent contributor to Skiing magazine—has taken the top honours at Whistler’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge. We’re not surprised. Manley is having a career year. He bagged the covers of both Powder and Skiing. He was published in Japan and Europe. And he snared a disproportionate number of pages in our December Best Photos of the Year gallery. You’d be forgiven for thinking this Vancouver, BC native is a 50-year-old veteran shooter who cut his teeth in a darkroom in the ’70s. Or a turtlenecked and skinny-jeaned ex-New Yorker who assisted Annie Liebowitz. Manley, however, happens to be a 24-year-old kid from the ‘burbs who studies political science at Simon Fraser University.” – Skiing magazine

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