A bit about yourself and your magazine
Born in 1972 I touched my first camera at 6 years old during a family vacation in Greece. I started taking pictures for a local newspaper at the age of 14 and went pro in 1990. I am staff photographer with Reuters since 2007 based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1851, Reuters is one of the leading news agencies covering the world for its media clients with text, photo, video and graphism. It employs 600 photographers worldwide.
What makes a great adventure & action sports image for you
A great photograph is difficult to explain and that’s why also you have so many categories. It can either bring emotion or goose bumps because of the action or a reaction for technical achievement. But one thing is for sure, I am looking for a wow effect, one picture must bring a reaction to its reader. I have nevertheless a preference for the pictures taken on the field of play where you rarely have more than one chance to catch the frame.
What is your relationship with photography
My dad was a sport journalist and I grew up surrounded by sports coverage.
I now live off and with my passion every day.
A few tips and tricks for photographers
Shoot, shoot, shoot, look at others for respectful inspiration and then go out to shoot, shoot and shoot more.