The World of Ski Photography

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Norwegian ski and snowboard photographers are internationally acclaimed. Their photos have been printed in magazines from American Sports Illustrated to Japanese Transworld Magazine. Here we present the top six.

If you look at the top photographers in action sports, they got there through hard work, love of photography and love of the sport, all while making lifelong friends along the way.

231215-endre-lovaas-kreativt-forumEndre Løvaas

Age: 44
Living in Oslo, Norway

Career: Started photographing when he borrowed a photographer friend’s extra camera on a trip to the French Alps in 2002. After fifteen minutes of telephone instructions he made amazing photos on his first try.

Printed in: Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone Magazine, Powder Magazine, Freeskier and others.

Camera: Nikon D3 and D3X

Photo: Endre Lovaas
Photo: Endre Lovaas

Frode Sandbech231215-frode-sandbech

Age: 38
Living in Oslo

Career: Had his first photo course when he attended sixth grade in school. He exchanged his electric guitar with a camera at 17.

Printed in: Transworld Snowboarding, Onboard, Method Mag, Playboard, Pleasure, Snowboard Magazine, Free Magazine, Monster Backside, Norrona Magazine, Whitelines, Planet Snow, Transworld Japan, Free and others.

Camera: Canon 5d MarkII

 

Folgefonna. Photo: Frode Sandbech
Folgefonna. Photo: Frode Sandbech

Vegard Breie231215-vegard-breie

Age: 30
Living in Trondheim

Career: Began photographing when attending the media course in high school in 2002with a Canon Powershot G3.

Printed in: Freeskier, Skier, Skiing, Skimbaja, Ski and Snow, Skieur, Transition, SAS Magazine and others

Camera: Nikon D3 and Nikon D3 100.

Photo: Vegard Breie
Photo: Vegard Breie

Espen Lystad231215-Espen-Lystad-Portrait

Age: 47
Living in Baerum, outside Oslo

Career: Borrowed a mirror reflex camera in 1993 and began taking snowboard images in 1998.

Printed in: Rollong Stone Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Snowboard Magazine, Transworld Magazine, Onboard, Pleasure, Monster Backside Magazine, Snow Planet, Slammer, Playboard, Transworld Japan and others.

Camera: Nikon D3, Hasselblad 205 PCC and Hasselblad.

Snowbo
Snowboarding. Photo: Espen Lystad

231215-johan-wildhagenJohan Wildhagen

Age: 48
Living in Baerum, outside Oslo

Career: Was given his first mirror reflex camera at age 15. Lived from photography since age 19.

Printed in: Skier and many others.

Camera: Nikon D3

From Jotunheimen. Photo: Johan Wildhagen
From Jotunheimen. Photo: Johan Wildhagen

231215-thomas-kleivenThomas Kleiven

Age: 30
Living in Oslo

Career: Bought a Pentax MZ5n together with his brother at age 15. The brother insisted on purchasing the camera, but Thomas ended up using it.

Printed in: Powder Magazine, Freeskier, Skieur, Skiing, Onboard and others.

Camera: Canon 5d MarkII

Photo: Thomas Kleiven
Photo: Thomas Kleiven

Feature image (on top): From Lofoten by Frode Sandbech/Visit Norway

The World of Ski Photography, compiled by Admin