Our Associate Editor, Jordan Powell, shares his favorites from the past year.
Farmington, New Mexico
“In my opinion, there were two covers this year that stood out as the best. The first one is Donn Maeda’s shot of Jake Weimer out at Ryan Villopoto’s house. It’s the classic scrub shot, but what makes this cover so awesome is that the picture appears to be 3-D. Shane Kinman did a great job of laying it out, and it just worked really well. The second cover, and definitely my favorite, is Chris Kinman’s shot of Eli Tomac blasting through the sand dunes in Farmington, New Mexico. It’s different than anything else we usually shoot, simply because it’s in the dunes. The sand flying off the knobs of the tires almost creates an awe affect, and I usually find myself staring at it for a few minutes before I actually open the magazine.”