The Drama of the Downhill | Christian Walgram

Award-winning sports and action photographer Christian Walgram spends nearly a quarter of a year on the world’s best ski slopes, capturing remarkable action images from skiers competing in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. CPN Editor David Corfield discovers the challenges and rewards of capturing split-second action…

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The Drama of the Downhill
Christian Walgram

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Capturing the Dream: A Midnight Slalom of Color and Motion

Capturing the Dream: A Midnight Slalom of Color and Motion
How do you illuminate a mountain, dazzle the snow with colored light, and take nocturnal skiing to vivid new heights?

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Oskar Enander Photography
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Big Air, Deep Powder

Grant Gunderson’s epic ski photography comes from a passion for the sport
By William Sawalich, Photography By Grant Gunderson

GrantGunderson12aMount Shuksan, North Cascades National Park, Washington. “My personal motto has always been, ‘If I can create images that make myself or the general public want to spend time in the mountains or want to go ski or mountain bike, I’m going to be successful.’ That’s the kind of stuff we’re always looking for. What’s going to entice a skier or mountain biker to want to go do it? Most of the brands that I work with really understand that.”

GrantGunderson12bIt could be argued that Grant Gunderson’s photographic philosophy boils down quite simply: His goal is to have fun while making never-before-seen images. Seemingly born with a deep love for snow skiing and mountain biking, he has turned these passions into a thriving career. Still, he’s careful not to let the hard work outweigh the adventure.

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Hors Piste

Karlie Kloss by Gilles Bensimon
for Vogue Paris November 2014

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Hors Piste
Snow Queen Karlie Kloss takes trip to Méribel, the famous ski resort in the French Alps, for the November edition of Vogue Paris, lensed by Gilles Bensimon and styled by Claire Dhelens.

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Skiing on icebergs in Antarctica

Skiing on icebergs in Antarctica
Daredevil Chris Davenport climbed a 60ft iceberg in the Antarctic – and then skied down it, coming perilously close to taking a dip in the icy waters below. Photographer Greg Von Doersten captured the moment from a nearby zodiac. The team also took on giant peaks and mountains in the remote area.

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