The story without any hesitation. But the story will be so much better if you rely on the technique to magnify it. It has to be this way, you need to master the technique as best as you can, so it gets secondary (a bit like driving a car where your driving becomes automatic) and you can think more about the story and the idea. The more you master the technique, and the more you can forget about it and concentrate on the story / the
What generally is your relationship to your subject matter beyond being an observer?
What I like to most is to create picture and not document an event (which I still do from times to times). I like the thinking process, the ideas, the relationship with the model to make the idea comes to life. It’s a team effort, all minds thinking alike to get the shot.
What is your most important advice to a beginner in action photography and how do you get started?
Wow that’s a hard one. I don’t think there is one way to do it, but a multitude. So I can’t really tell what is the best way. It really helps if you know the discipline / the sport. And I find myself I can’t produce great shots if there is not a trust and understanding that goes on with you and your models. I’m talking a lot with them myself. You need to be very passionate and not scared of working long hours.
Who are your favorite photographers and more importantly, how has your appreciation of their work affected how you approach your own photography?
Wow again a tough one. I’m constantly discovering new photographers and talent, but I never spend too much time looking at the work from others, I focused a lot on my own things. There are so much talent and super skilled photographers, I’m always amazed when I’m browsing 1x to see the incredible work that so
many talented photographers are pulling out !! What i appreciate the most or I’m more influenced by from other photographers I met and talked with is their mindset – the way they’re thinking and crafting ideas.
Is there is any specific photo taken by another photographer that has inspired you a big deal and why?
The list will be too long, but snowboarding photographers definitely had a major influence on my mindset. People like Cole Barash, Scott Serfas, Oli Gagnon, Matt George, Jerome Tanon, Andy Wright, Lorenz Holder, Jordan Manley ... and the surf photographers as well, and... and... oh so many incredible talents out there!
Are there any specific directions that you would like to take your photography in
the future or any specific goals that you wish to achieve?
Not really. I spend a lot of years learning and improving my technique, and I still got so much to learn, but I feel now I want to concentrate more on the content and the story.