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A Day Shooting at the Brett Rheeder Compound

November 17, 2012

A few weeks ago I made my way out to Brett Rheeder’s compound to catch up with him and do a bit of low-key shooting.  I had not seen Brett since we shot together in the spring, before he headed off on his furious FMB tour during the summer.  Brett had a few videographers there working on an edit for him and I hung out for the afternoon to snap a few stills.

Was a pretty awesome day for shooting.  It had rained fairly hard just a few days before but the light was pretty sweet by the time I got there.  Harrison Mendel, Brad Scholl and Sam Buschbeck were busy filming and I just did my thing.  These guys have an edit in the works so keep an eye out for it.  In the meantime, here are a couple of my stills and a few sequences for kicks.

A wet track from some heavy rain leading up to the shoot.

Brett and Harrison working on one of Brett’s ramps which he broke through earlier in the day.

All hands on deck.

Brett working the big sky lift.

Harrison getting a bird’s eye view of the Rheeder Compound.

Brett busting a big flat table.

Signature Rheeder tailwhip.


I decided to crank out a few sequences while I was there.  It was really just a play day for me so I had some fun pushing my D4 to its FPS limit, something I don’t often do.

MLandry Rheeder Sequence from Marc Landry on Vimeo.


My new D4 has the ability to shoot at 11fps but I seldom have a need for that kind of firepower.  It has its place however and when you need that sort of burst, it’s invaluable.  Here is one of the sequences I shot.   The first image is the full burst and the second is a selection that actually allows you to see what’s going on 🙂

Brett’s big suicide to barspin sequence – full burst

Brett’s big suicide to barspin sequence – selects


It was great to see just how much Brett has progressed over the summer.  He had some big finishes this year including taking the win at AT’s Showdown just a few weekends ago.  Congrats kid!

Marc Landry is a Toronto, Ontario based action sports photographer. Honing his skills on local and World Cup cycling circuits, Marc has since expanded his subject matter to include several outdoor adventure sports. Marc is in his element when surrounded by the energy that top athletes radiate. The relationships he forms with his subjects is apparent in his images and is part of what defines his look. He is most at home in the mountains and his preference for long glass and elaborate lighting setups has become his signature style.


  1. Oh man, I wish I had the skill to ride that place just so I had a reason to wish I could have a place like that.

    Keep er goin!

  2. Kids got mad skills, no doubt, but what is most impressive about him is his ambition and determination. He built that place and rides it hard. Really inspiring to see what will and hard work can accomplish.

  3. Agreed. I remember seeing some of his earlier “ghetto” edits and thinking he had way more potential than ON could support, glad to see he is making a name for himself with such a HUGE presence on the FMB tour this year.

    Great article and, as always, the lifestyle pics really bring it home.

    11fps, wow… almost cheating to take the timing elemetn out of the shot, eh?

  4. I remember seeing the compound and thinking what the? That looks amazing! Brett has some serious talent!

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