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27 Feb

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.


 The 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.


The Questions

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.

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