Sports and action photography provides a wide scope for fun and creativity. Capturing the moment really says it all. Whether we’re talking bungee jumping, parachuting, canyoning, city rollerblading or more peaceful street golf, the photographer needs to be super attentive to snap that key moment when the position, expression and action are just right.
That takes experience and reflexes. It also takes guts, depending on the event. When he covered the Verbier Extreme, our photographer had to hang on for dear life. The Verbier Extreme is a world-famous freeride competition in which the best of the best hurl themselves down 60 degree slopes amid rock outcroppings and sudden cliffs. Needless to say, capturing the moment under such circumstances is anything but a cake walk. .
Hot air balloons
What could be more peaceful, and even more beautiful, than a hot air balloon? This is precisely why Parmigiani, the famous watchmaker, chose this sport for an advertising campaign. They called on our photographer for his mastery of action photography. Our mission: to associate the majesty of hot air balloons with the dynamics of the balloonists’ action.
The mandate, in the end, was to deliver a series of shots to illustrate a promotional brochure for the Kalpagraph line of watches.
The other photos of balloons over the Loire castles in France are from another assignment also involving this visually fascinating sport that, let’s face it, we all dream of doing one day before we die.