VIMFF Photo Competition Adjudication Committee
Brian is a North Vancouver based outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer who can usually be found playing in mountains with his wife and dog. His photographs are an extension of his lifestyle of spending countless hours biking, running and skiing in BC’s Coast Mountains. His photographs strive to capture the essence of the beautiful environments we choose to play and live in. He is perhaps best known for his action photography, focusing particularly on trail running, mountain biking, and ski touring.
Alex, the Grand Prize winner from the 2015 VIMFF Mountain Photography Competition with his stunning "Steep Ice", is a photographer who walks the walk, capturing adventure and lifestyle imagery. He lives, breathes and takes active part in the variety of assignments and personal projects he undertakes. His expedition photography has led him around the world and the mountains are where Alex is most comfortable and where he thrives, both as an image maker and as an alpinist. Alex is an alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and is based out of Chamonix, France – the mountaineering capital of the world.
Hilary Matheson is a Vancouver based photographer and brand content creator. She lives to spend all her free time in the mountains, and when she isn't running ultra marathons, she can be found enjoying a host of other activities ranging from ice climbing to mountaineering and skiing. Her passion for photography stems from her desire to showcase everything that the mountains have to offer, and she seeks to inspire others to get outside as well.
Dylan grew up rock climbing, mountaineering and distance cycling in South Africa. His drive is to explore the mountains through ultramarathon running, rock climbing and ski touring. These activities have taken Dylan to six continents, and from the Arctic to the Argentine Andes. When he isn't exploring the mountains for himself, Dylan directs ultramarathon races and training camps. Dylan is the organizer of the Photographic Competition; he coordinates the adjudication, though is not a member.