“The Loser” is one of the secret spots in Austria, and Bernd Mandlberger, Flo Mausser, Seppi Dabringer (filmer), and I had built a kicker there for a shoot. At the end of the session, I saw this gully at the bottom of the landing. I told Bernd that he should do a turn around the gully. Bernd is a rider with a lot of experience, so he knew what to do. It’s always the rider and you who create a great picture together. Thanks, Bernd.
About the shot
My specialization is snowboarding. I love the sport and that’s why I started shooting it. My home base is Vienna in the summer and the mountain village of Schladming in the winter. I have no professional background and am autodidact, or self-taught. I work with snowboard mags and the snowboard biz all around the world, and I am still stoked if one of my pictures gets published.
Being out in the mountains with your friends and working with them is the best job I can imagine!