Raised in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Blake Jorgenson headed west to Whistler, BC in 1993 at the age of 18 in search of adventure. He immediately took to the outdoor-focused lifestyle of the famed resort town, working in a ski-tuning shop and doing various other jobs to pay the rent while skiing and mountain biking as much as he could. Having an artistic bent and an eye for photography, Jorgenson started taking pictures of the hardcore amateur and professional sponsored riders he associated with, documenting their various backcountry excursions and day trips. When he was 21 years old, his first ski photo was published in Powder Magazine. Before long, his byline was a regular feature in ski, bike and outdoor lifestyle magazines all over the world.
Known and respected for his dramatic composition and his ability to keep up with the riders he photographs, Jorgenson has worked his way to the top of his field.