In the first episode of the season of Orage's personality based web series, Faces + Places, which celebrates the people who inhabit some of the wildest places, they profile professional photographer Mason Mashon. On the surface, the Whistler-based Mashon lives a charmed life. If you follow his adventures from the peripheral world of Instagram, the 32-year-old, who refuses to be defined by any one term—mountain biker, snowboarder, photographer, artist, TV host—appears to always be at the centre of something radical. He’s surfing in Central America with his long-time girlfriend Diane. He’s photographing A-level freeride mountain bikers in remote B.C. locations. He’s floating above a bizarre Turkish landscape in a hot air balloon. He’s traveling across Russia on a ski trip... by train. Indeed, the travels of Mashon are far-ranging, unique and desirable, but the life Mashon leads goes deeper than any Instagram profile could show.

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