I started filming road trips with my friends about 15 years ago using a VHS camera I borrowed from my dad. I got really into it, then started to take photos with a camera that also belonged to my dad. I was also snowboarding a lot back then and knew the local riders so came up with the idea to make a snow movie.
During filming I also had the opportunity to take some photos and sent them to an action sports photo competition – somehow I won! After that I shot film and photos. I made snow movies for five or six years then slowly started getting into more serious business – shooting TV commercials, music videos and brand marketing videos.
There have always been times in my life when I have shot more photos than filmed and vice versa, but I have never taken photos as a professional as it has always been a hobby. Perhaps this was because I thought filming was cooler, with a bigger crew, bigger budgets, and I received many awards for best music videos and commercials.
Photography has always been more for myself. I am alone with the camera and the subject. That is totally different from shooting a commercial. And I think that’s why I love it so much. About three years ago I started a movie project entitled ‘LoveLifeMovie’. During this shoot I also took many photos and that was the first time my pictures appeared in a skiing magazine. It definitely pushed me to take more photos and that’s the reason I’m taking part in this mega photo competition!