Kurt DeFreitas has been a favorite athlete to shoot for quite a long time. A packhorse, photogenic athlete, and keen photographer himself, he fits the bill for what a photographer needs and hopes for out of a rider. Kurt and I both picked this image as our favorite from the day’s shoot, and I’ve been keenly waiting to see which publication the image resonated with. Switchback Magazine’s Phil Booth made the call, announcing it was on their selects for cover use. A first for both myself and Kurt.

The issue also includes a double page spread of Sarah Leishman and Katrina Strand, and further, a single page of Katrina.

Switchback is an up and coming magazine in North America, it may be a little tough to find on the shelf in Canada, but I’m sure you’ll see a whole lot more of this mag in the future.

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