Apparently, summer’s kicking in today, and with it the well-deserved vacations for most of the people. Most of the people, except the freelancers, we never rest. For us, summer means time for planning and most of all, time for personal work. In my own personal case, I take advantage of the editors and art director’s ‘low season’ to shoot as much stock photography as possible. These pictures are from a late spring Mountain Bike session with a good friend in the middle of the desert.
This is his story, the story of Jonathan González, who under the watchful eye of the sun, decides to wrap himself up in a wetsuit and paddle to the ends of a new world. Welcome to Flat Earth.
After a snowboarding accident at the age of 21, Nico has been following his personal dream of getting back in the water again, so we got involved in a long and sometimes painful process of readapting kitesurfing for disabled people. I met Nico in my hometown and felt totally inspired by his personal story. Too good not to be told so here it goes a little interview I made to him.
When you’re on a trip and bump into a charismatic character, you notice it right away. This is what happened to me when I met Foxy, a local of the island of Jost Van Dyke, the smallest of the four main of the British Virgin Islands. Here’s the story behind the awarded portrait of the most emblematic character of Jost Van Dyke.
I would like to share the reasons why I decided to do all my work with Fuji instead of Canon. This is a timely post to expose my point of view since I’ve been asked several times since I put my Canon equipment on sale.
Handplanes make you feel like an underwater torpedo. It brings you back to the early days of surfing or even to your first surf sessions when you were just a kid using your own body as the only sliding surface.
I spent last months in Fuerteventura, and there I bumped into Robby, a belgian settled in the island who’s been making handcrafted handplanes from recycled pallet wood for a while now.
TWICE is a double exposure personal project entirely shot on a Hasselblad 503CX camera. Completely based on the DIY concept, goes from the capture of the photo in analogue black and white film, followed by dev / scan at home and printed in high quality archival paper. The photos were framed in handcrafted recycled wood frames. Photos are unique, existing only 1 version of each.
It doesn’t happen as often as you wish, but every now and then you get hired for one of those assignments that bring plenty of light to your professional life! Spending 15 days sailing the British Virgin Islands aboard of a yacht does sound like a dream work, doesn’t it?
Whether you’re a surfer, water photographer or a simple swimmer, and were to spend hours at sea there’s a high chance you’d face some sort of dangerous situations that could cost you your life or at least give you a good scare. It is these basic rules you should remember to prevent the worst or at least come out unharmed from the currents of the sea.
Last year I told to the professional windsurfer Dany Bruch about this unknown and isolated archipelago located in the North Atlantic. Months later I had gathered a crew of 5 people and jumped in a plane with 200 kg. of luggage with destination Copenhague.