Mountain Bike Vermont is proud to announce the competitors in the first annual Green Mountain Showdown!

From the coast of Maine to our own backyard, we have hand-selected five of the best lens-men and women in New England. Their mission: capture bike culture in the Green Mountains. Their target: you! So go forth my photogs and take aim. And bike lovers: pedal into the frame!

Without further ado, I present to you the photographers…

Aaron Rohde // New Hampshire //

q: Where are you from and where are you going?
a: I’m from Dover, NH. I’m trying to get to a place where I can surf and snowboard year round, and not have to work.

q:How did you get into photography?
a: My Dad stuck a camera in my hand when I was floundering around after high school with no ambition except to be a ski bum. A nikon 6006 with a 50mm 1.8.d

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Bear Cieri // Vermont //

I was born and raised in the Adirondacks before moving out West in pursuit of the ski bum lifestyle. While traveling, the world opened up to me and for the first time in my life I realized I knew what I wanted.  I was surrounded by inspiring beauty and exposed to new adventures.  There was a deep and affecting impulse to capture my experiences in both a written and visual context.  My interest in photography was born after I participated in a couple photo shoots, so I decided to move back East and go to college. Through a series of events (it’s a long story), a roommate left town in a hurry with a load of unpaid debts. In his haste he left most of his belongings – one of which was a photo bag containing a Contax SLR with three screw mount lenses.  That was my first camera at the age of 22.

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Berne Broudy // Vermont //

Writer, photographer and adventurer Berne Broudy began her career as a bike and hiking guide, with sidelines in international development and sustainable forestry. Berne spent a decade guiding and globe trotting in Europe and the Americas and has had many adventures. For example, after one of her clients prematurely ejected off a chairlift into a pile of rocks on a south American volcano, she was left with a herd of Bolivian llamas to deliver to their non-existent mountain top corral. Berne has photographed on five continents and logged endless miles on Vietnamese long boat, Asian rickshaw, Mongolian camel, Russian military vehicle, sea kayak, telemark skis, Chaco sandals and various contraptions with 24”, 26” and 29” wheels.

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Justin Cash // Vermont //

Devilishly handsome and always a gentleman, Justin Cash likes his martinis as cold as a January night in his home state of Vermont.  Although he left for a spell to hone his photography skills under the watchful gaze of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, he has since returned to document that cool things do happen in Vermont.  Justin’s timeless images have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Outside, Men’s Journal, Powder, SKI, Skiing and The Fly Fish Journal.

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Matthew DeLorme // Maine //

Mathew DeLorme is a high-intensity photographer. From vivid, unmanipulated images of the American Southwest, to tight shots of master-craftsmen in concentration or professional mountain bikers caught in action from beneath their wheels, DeLorme’s photos vibrate with rebel spirit. For 10 years, DeLorme has inculcated himself in the work and expedition experience of National Geographic photographers like Galen Rowell and David McLain. DeLorme’s own treks often capture “accessory moments.” Rather than focusing on the man-conquers-nature summit of an ice-climb, he might find camaraderie in a candle-lit cabin, bridging the humanistic tone of his photojournalism with his adventure stories. As things evolved, DeLorme took his love of mountain biking, and combined it with his photography, studying the likes of Sven Martin, Gary Perkin, and Ian Hylands.

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