The snowboard category shows photos of snowboarders in action. Within snowboarding there are different categories (I will explain more below per categorie). On this page you will see a selection of shots of them all.
In 2013 I started snowboarding myself after wanting to do it for way to long. As a photographer I always took my camera on holidays and snowboarding wasn’t gonna stop this. Therefore I made sure to take a good sturdy backpack with me to protect my camera gear, because like everybody that starts snowboarding I crashed a lot in the beginning. Till this moment almost all my gear survived the snowboard trips, only an action cam was damaged, but that’s why they make them so no problem.
Freeride snowboarding is riding off-piste and in powder. It is about going fast, taking gnarly lines and hitting natural features to do tricks. You don’t have to be a pro to freeride, it’s about pushing your limits on natural slopes and getting to the bottom with your thighs burning, heart pumping and a huge smile on your face.
Freestyle snowboarding is all about the tricks, normally in man made situations such as in a snowboard park. So riding through the half pipe, jibbing on rails, buttering the piste, nailing the jumps, pulling off tricks, stomping the landing and riding away like you own the mountain.
Freestyle riding is more about skill and courage than speed. A freestyle snowboarder might try the same trick 20 times in a day and go home annoyed that they have not nailed it. Or course they will be back again the next day and the next until they get it right. This dedication to perfection is what makes freestyle snowboarding so beautiful to watch.
I also shot a couple of snowboard videos which can be checked on my youtube channel, Click here.