Dominic ZimmermannCameraNikon D300Lens10.5 mm f/2.8ISO200F-Stopf 3.2Shutter Speed1/250About the shotI took this photo during an early season night shooting in central Switzerland. It was a cold night with dry snow on the ground and a lot of people working to get stuff done.Those concrete blocks David is flying over are more than fifty years old. They were built during the Second World War to keep the German tanks out of central Switzerland – fortunately they never actually had to stop a tank.In 2009 we re-used those concrete blocks to get some great snowboard photos.BiographyI was born and raised in Switzerland and live in Zürich, the biggest city, and started taking photos about 15 years ago when my dad gave me my first SLR camera. I worked as a graphic designer but wasn't happy with the work I got and started to think about being a photographer. In 2003 I combined two of my biggest passions and took my first snowboard photo. Nowadays I work as a senior photographer for the biggest German snowboard magazine, Pleasure and travel all over the northern hemisphere to find good snow conditions. I also shoot for a lot of different snowboard magazines such as TransWorld, Method Mag or Snowboarder. Besides that I work for snowboard brands like Burton or Zimtstern.During the season I shoot a lot with film crews like Absinthe Films to get the best riders in front of my lens. I also really like to go on photo missions without a filmer to focus on stills. Besides snowboarding, I like to shoot portraits, lifestyle and advertising during the summer. My inspiration comes from many different sources – nature, people and places, the internet, other photographers and all the cool things I see during my travels.