Self-portrait from the helm of the Baldface bird.

Self-portrait from the helm of the Baldface bird.

Christy Chaloux is a bad-ass. As Transworld’s first-ever female staff photographer, she wages war in this man’s world with a sled, an over-stuffed duffel, and an arsenal of camera lenses. Contrary to popular belief, being a woman photographer doesn’t mean just shooting the ladies. Christy shoots whatever’s in front of her, claiming her goal in photography as simply, “To tell the story.” However, one of her main assignments around here is definitely helping us do justice to women’s riding in the pages of the mag. With that said, Christy chatted me up this morning from Nelson, B.C., where she’s been sampling a little New Year’s blower at Baldface Lodge with the Standard Films female contingent—Kimmy Fasani, Hana Beaman, and Leanne Pelosi. Here’s what she had to say.

Pelosi, powering the kink last winter in Montreal.

Pelosi, powering the kink last winter in Montreal. Photo: Chaloux

AIM IM with Christy Chaloux

11:23 AM

Chaloux!

Sherowski here

Hello

hi

where you at?

nelson.

getting ready to go up to whitewater.

ah, love nelson!

so good

my first time to baldface, rode the best pow of my life, unfortunately mostly with a camera bag, haha

but still so fun

who are you with?

hana, kimmy and leanne

they are all filming with standard this year

Hana, Kimmy, and Leanne gettin' laced up for some powder. Photo: Chaloux

Hana, Kimmy, and Leanne gettin' laced up for some powder. Photo: Chaloux

nice has there been any ripping going down for the cameras?

or just powder slashers

or both

a little of both, since it’s early season a lot of the features at Baldface aren’t filled in so the girls did some cliffs and pow lines, but it’s like there first pow so they where a little loose you know

Mmmmmm, Baldface! Photo: Chaloux

Mmmmmm, Baldface. Photo: Chaloux

yeah it seems low tide everywhere right now

like, it’s january, it should be deep somewheres, right?

anyway, how’s the winter been going so far?

what have you been up to?

winter has been so fun, I was in Colorado for two weeks during the Dew Tour and Grand Prix and took two trips to southern colorado in between the events.

the snow down south was deep and fun, pretty sunny too.

nothing new since I sent you those previews from the trip with Chad [Otterstrom].

but I was really happy with that trip, it was productive.

Awesome

how about you? How was colorado?

it was great, but not much snow

i’m used to powderfest for christmas you know

did you check out woodward [camp at Copper Mountain]?

no! have you been?

yes, it’s soooo much fun. foam pits trampolines and a pretty fun skate set up, but pretty slippery.

I skated there when Freddie Austbo was there and he was efffing ripping.

it was cool to watch.

but i was on a borrowed board with leannes shoes so it was interesting, but I definitely want to go back to skate more.

ah yes

Last year in Whistler. Robin Van Gyn post drop with Leanne on hand to slap a hi-five in about 5 seconds. Photo: Chaloux

Last year in Whistler. Robin Van Gyn post drop with Leanne on hand to slap a hi-five in about 5 seconds. Photo: Chaloux

well i’ll let you get back to your whitewater mission

BTW the lodge up there has the best food EVER

oh thanks.

hit up the veggie chilli

oh i know! we where just talking about that, we are excited for lunch, haha

and don’t forget to drink some caesars while in Canada

hhaha, alright, aye

one last question: how’s your shot list so far…are you sitting on any covers?!?

nice question, haha. I don’t really know how to answer that.

i think you are supposed to say “yes!”

just kidding

have fun and say hi to the ladies for me

will do! thanks jen. ok, catch ya later.

Colleen Quigley front 3 in the Colorado outback last April. Photo: Chaloux

Colleen Quigley front 3 in the Colorado outback last April. Photo: Chaloux

For more information on all things Chaloux, hit up her Transworld blog here and dial up her photography Web site here.