Check out snowboard photographer Lorenz Holder's winning slideshow from the 2015 WSSF Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown in Whistler. There are some truly stunning shots here!
Lorenz Holder is a professional photographer from Munich, Germany and as such, has the mountains deeply engrained into his lifestyle and up-bringing. As an ex-professional snowboarder himself, Lorenz has an inherent understanding of what works great in a snowboard shot, and today he is a true master of flash photography and looking at spots differently.
From his atmospheric shots, to his more creative endeavors (the underwater pond-skim shoot for example), to his shots on never-before seen spots (the satellite dish shot that claimed Red Bull's Illume 2013 award), Lorenz is truly one of the best in the biz.
Take a look at all of his best shots in the slideshow that earned him the $10,000 grand prize in the 2015 WSSF Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown in Whistler.
About Lozenz Holder: I grew up in Munich, close to the Bavarian mountains, and it is those mountains that have always played a major role in my life. I was a semi-professional snowboarder back in the day, until I injured myself badly and I pretty much had to quit snowboarding for a whole season in 2003. In that time I discovered the pleasure of photography for myself. I was fascinated by photos that could describe a whole scene, a whole story or even a whole day, in just one small moment caught on film. This fascination was one of the biggest motivations for me to start my career as a professional photographer. Right now I work as senior photographer for Pleasure Snowboard Magazine and as a staff photographer for Nitro Snowboards. I travel pretty much the whole winter, always on the search for the best snow conditions and creative locations. I love shooting snowboarding in fresh, uncommon locations. In my photos I like to show the viewers a different angle, something they normally wouldn’t notice, even if they were there at the scene. I might use colorful flashes, different camera angles or tilt and shift lenses – always trying to capture something a bit different. On the other hand, I also love the documentary style; simple black and white documentary is something very real.