TJ Schneider…the artist

16 Jun, 2008

Last year I came across TJ Schneider’s web page where he promotes himself as a artist and a professional snowboarder. On his site, you can check out his snowboard realms, artwork, designs, snowboarding and photographs. It’s always refreshing to see someone giving back to the industry and TJ definitely gives back, Snowboard Realms this year was a huge success and a look into a pro snowboarders life.
Each person interprets artwork differently and with me, I see it through the eyes of a snowboarder who appreciates images that invoke a love for the sport. Getting artwork from a snowboarder just makes sense to me since they also have that passion for the sport and you generally see it in their art.

After emails back and forth with TJ, I ended up picking up one of his photographs that I have framed on my wall in my bedroom. It was tough to narrow it down to just picking out one at the time, but I know in the future I’ll be getting more artwork/designs from TJ so I’m in no hurry.
I picked up this photograph titled “empty wet road” it really stood out to me as a photo that reminded me of the long drives back in the NW driving by yourself on highways after riding and just contemplating about the world around you. Those moments matter to me and being reminded of them in a photograph is something I appreciate.

One great touch was the stitching around the photograph. On the back was the title of the photograph and TJ’s signature.

TJ also included another photograph which he signed as a token of thanks.

You can also find a midlife crisis screen print by TJ Schneider at the C3 shop. There you’ll find screen prints by Ephka and Corey Smith as well. It’s also a great place to pick up hard to find Capita softgoods.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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1 Comment

  1. Nat
    June 18, 2008

    Hey, I can definitely relate to the long drive back after a hard day boarding, feet thawing out, last buzz of adrenalin cruising through your veins. Leave board art to boarders for sure …