Operation Winter Euro X Games done ! Completely exhausting, and far more tricky than expected. We, Christian, Vianney and I, had to give the right pics within minutes after each comp, to go directly on the ESPN Channel homepage, and later on their image bank. Bad weather and just a little lack of communication with the security guys fought a little bit against us, but we still managed to bring good documents. Even on such a job, I don't want to give a basic picture. It's a good exercise to try to shoot an organised image in a chaotic environment, where the rider will never be at the place you want, or expect, him to be, and where everything is done for video shooting and broadcasting, with no real interest on what has to be made to make our still photographers life easier. After all, a TV live show is far more complicated to organize than the simple fact of depressing a button to catch a picture. Still, I had some luck and got things like this little gallery.
All these pics are already around the world in mags, website, any media. Photographers are still useful, hopefully.
Oh, and my skis are back ! The french police just found them and called me as I was about to sleep. A cool wake up call, even if a bit early !