Just another typical ride and photo shoot day for Thomas Vanderham and Sterling Lorence.
“I went on my first photo shoot with Sterling Lorence as a 15-year-old kid. It was my first time shooting for a mountain bike film and Sterl had just recently received his first ever cover of BIKE Magazine. Safe to say that a lot has changed for both of us over the last decade and a half. The combination of mountain biking and photography has taken us all over the world, documenting places like Morocco, Utah and Mexico. Our best work though, has been done right here in our backyard of British Columbia. From the dusty rolling hills of Kamloops, to the foggy rainforest of the North Shore or the alpine of the Coast Range, BC is still our favourite canvas for which to paint.
These shoots are more often than not experimental, heading into the mountains with only some inspiration and our experience. We know that we are at the mercy of the weather and we will work with what she gives us.
This fall Matt Dennison came along on one of our trips to shoot a piece for Toyota BC, taking a behind the scenes look at how we work and highlighting how we use our vehicles in the process.
Big thanks to everyone that made it happen — Toyota BC, Matt Dennison and Sterling Lorence” ~ Thomas Vanderham