Above photo: Silvano Zeiter.
From the moment he picked up his mum’s old SLR, it seemed only a matter of time before Silvano Zeiter began shooting snowboarding. After all, he grew up in the most mountainous country in Europe and was rolling around with some serious talent.
“Getting a perfect, crazy action shot is not as important to me as it used to be”
“My friends are really good shredders themselves,” he explains over a call from his home in Zurich. “I started shooting with those guys, and Fredi [Kalbermatten] was around the corner, so I was introduced to him pretty early on. He came to my home resort to ride a super narrow chute. After that I remember Brusti from Absinthe Films hitting me up to see if I wanted to go shoot with Nicolas [Müller] for three days, and we got like, five covers!”
That first trip with Absinthe was a pivotal moment. Nicolas’s ability to nail the money shot whilst taking a laid back, organic approach to his riding career appealed to Silvano’s own relaxed personality, and the two of them have formed a prolific partnership over the years – culminating in the publication of a high quality photographic book, Honey Ryder, which peeks behind the curtain of this most free-spirited of riders.