John Lazenby: Through the Lens

Jason AlbertDecember 7, 2018
A Craftsbury volunteer removes the timing chip of a Northern Michigan University skier after the men’s 50 k classic mass start at 2018 U.S. Distance Nationals in Craftsbury, Vt. (Photo: John Lazenby/


Here at FasterSkier, the primacy of the written word is often emphasized. We remain text driven, but we have delved into videos to help our readership learn more about the sport and of course, we rely on the eyes and vision of sport photographers to deliver visual stories in a way words simply cannot.

John Lazenby is a model of the artist and the deep-in-the-trenches photographer who creates some of the images we feature on FasterSkier. Lazenby lives in Vermont where he practices his craft. You can check out some of his work at his website.

At major nordic ski events, Lazenby remains chill, and is rattle-proof. Sub-zero Lahti, Finland cold is not too cold for Lazenby. Sleep deprived and on a Vermont sunrise internal time-clock is no deterrent to cover the action and send photos our way. His workhorse persistence is an asset to our community. We are better for it.

Lazenby will be shooting for FasterSkier in Seefeld, Austria this February at the Nordic Ski World Championships. Well before then, we wanted to pull together a sample of Lazenby’s kind work as we bring him out, just a little bit, from behind the lens.

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Jason Albert

Jason lives in Bend, Ore., and can often be seen chasing his two boys around town. He’s a self-proclaimed audio geek. That all started back in the early 1990s when he convinced a naive public radio editor he should report a story from Alaska’s, Ruth Gorge. Now, Jason’s common companion is his field-recording gear.