Source: Scandinavian Photo Challenge
Scandinavian Photo Challenge by Nikon returns for its second edition during the annual Åre Bike Festival, in Åre, Sweden, July 2-10.
Four photographers have been invited to compete alongside photographer Mattias Fredriksson at the second edition of the Scandinavian Photo Challenge.
The mission for the competition is simple: The photography teams–consisting of one photographer and four riders–each gets three days to shoot and two days to edit photos and create a slideshow (this event was inspired by the Deep Summer photography competition at Crankworx). The slideshow will presented Friday, July 8, during a party at the Holiday Club Arena, and judged by a jury of media professionals.
To further spice things up this year, the teams will have to look outside the bike park to include all-mountain and cross-country riding in their slideshows to complement the freeride imagery.
The 2011 roster is made up by five highly talented bike photographers from all over the world. Each with a different style and approach to bike photography:
Markus Greber, Germany – www.markusgreber.com
Camilla Stoddart, UK/New Zealand – www.camillastoddartphotography.com
Kristoffer Kippernes, Norway – www.kippernesfoto.no
Grant Robinson, Canada/UK – www.grantrobinson.com
Mattias Fredriksson, Sweden – www.mattiasfredriksson.com
Riders highlights include: Martin Söderström, Darcy Turenne, Linus Sjöholm, John Alm Högman, Rob Jauch, Holger Meyer, Richard Cunynghame, Hannah Barnes and Henrik Kippernes, to name a few.
Look out for these amazing slideshows online after July 8. For more info on the event and the Åre Bike Festival, check out www.arebikefestival.com.