Whiteout Magazine #34 - Laax BEO '14

Last winter season I spent a whole week in Laax (Switzerland) shooting the 15th Burton European Open (BEO) for Whiteout Magazine. Issue #34 just came out and you'll find this double page spread of Iouri Podlatchikov during his halfpipe winning run.

Happy new year everyone!

Skieur Magazine #109 - Iceland ski trip '14

As mentionned in my previous post, Movement Skis & GPSY Feelin' productions called me to to go shoot with them in Iceland last spring. We spent two weeks in Akureyri, up north, and battled epic conditions to deliver a video segment for their full-length opus called HOODOO. Great times with Laurent DeMartin, Jules Bonnaire, Alex Chabod & Yann Barthélémy. Find another selection fo pictures & another story in the 9 pages article from Skieur Magazine #109.

Let it snow!

TWIN Magazine #10 - Iceland ski trip '14

Last spring I received a last minute call from Movement Skis & GPSY Feelin' productions to go shoot with them in Iceland. We spent two weeks in Akureyri, up north, and battled epic conditions to deliver a video segment for their full-length opus called HOODOO. Great times with Laurent DeMartin, Jules Bonnaire, Alex Chabod & Yann Barthélémy. Find the pictures & story in the 9 pages article from TWIN Magazine #10.

Enjoy :)

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new gallery - Myanmar - Burma

Little glimpse into Myanmar - Burma , where I spent only a few days despite the three weeks expedition plan. Pulling out for personal reasons was a difficult choice but I followed my instinct and I'll come back to truly explore this fascinating country. Meanwhile, enjoy the gallery I put together here.

Scott Gambler '15 with Nico Vink & Nick Pescetto

Scott Gambler '15

Shooting the Scott Gambler '15 downhill bike this spring in Thollon-les-Mémises, France, with Nico Vink & Nicola Pescetto, both Redbull Rampage athletes, for the press release in July '14. Fun times with these locos and the Shaperideshoot video prod.

Full gallery here.

Iceland for Movement Skis '14-15

Had the chance to go to Iceland on assignement for Movement Skis to shoot the '14-15 winter catalogue. Captured a few non-ski related shots along the way. Find them here. Skis shots to be seen next winter!

new gallery - one day in powridise

one day in powridise, Les Crosets, Portes du Soleil, Switzerland

A foggy and snowy day spent with my homies shredding together and snapping a couple pictures along the way with my pocket camera. Once again the Fuji X-E1 and XF 23mm f/1.4R proved to be a great combo despite the dumping snow and cold conditions.

Check the whole series here.

shooting snowboarding with the Fuji X-E1? yes sir.

Primarly designed for street and portrait photography, the Fuji X series proves to be far more versatile. While I usually shoot snowboarding with my Canon 5D mkIII and a bag load of lenses, I opted for snapping as much as possible with my Fuji X-E1 and recently acquired XF 23mm f/1.4R. This lens is truly superb and has nothing to envy to my Canon 35mm f/1.4L for half the price. In theory, shooting action with this combination is far from ideal. Slower response time compared to my DSLR, electronic viewfinder not being as comfortable as the optical viewfinder, 35mm equivalent-lens being completely off snowboarding photography standards, etc etc. Nevertheless, I came to the conclusion that sometimes, "less is more". Instead of relying on gear, I had to push my creativity and to explore. Shooting with the Fuji X-E1 was a real pleasure and I found myself having it hanging around my neck the whole time. The ability to snap portrait at my favourite focal length was also a bonus.  I bet that if I had received the 85mm equivalent-lens that I had ordered by the time of the event, I would have shot almost all of my action pictures with this tiny but amazing camera.

Now I can't wait for the Fuji X-T1, its short response time, ultra fast AF and weather-sealed body. Looks like I'm not going to carry loads of gear around the mountains anymore in the near future...

15th Burton European Open (BEO) - Laax, Switzerland

spent the whole week in Laax (Switzerland) shooting the 15th Burton European Open (BEO) for Whiteout Magazine. had an amazing time running into old friends and making new ones, shredding some fresh powder, enjoying après-ski and taking snaps of the slopestyle and halfpipe contests. a couple of pictures will be published in the magazine next winter but everything else is now online in a new gallery.

have fun!

Alek Oestreng

Alek Oestreng

Kevin Bäckström

Kevin Bäckström

Jake Burton

Jake Burton