My name is Arthur Ghilini. I was born and live in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley. I'm basically a skier and ski instructor but I'm also shooting mountain sports for ten years now. In my valley you can practice so many activities and everything is radical. From running to BASE jumping, everything is steep and big. And with a camera there’s so much action for you.
Here, every rider is an extreme rider. So before you can be a good photographer you have to be a good mountaineer and that takes a lot of time. I'm 32-years-old now and I still don't know if I'm a real outdoor photographer or just a rider with a camera.
I like to shoot any kind of action but I prefer to work on what I like to do. It's always easier to take a ski picture when you are a skier and it’s the same when you are working with downhill bikers, you should always learn a sport before shooting it. So as I'm still learning to ride a different kind of ‘horse’ everyday, I'm still learning photography, even if sometimes I feel like a real photographer.
Today I'm working as a freelance photographer. Here you can meet a lot of my kind and I can say I'm pretty lucky to be here because all this little world wants to get something from this valley, and you can get a lot.