A breath of mountain fresh air nicely packed in a mail gift! – Montagnes Extrêmes, Photographes D’Alexandre Buisse

Today I was happily surprised by a breath of mountain fresh air nicely packed in a mail gift!

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There it was in front of my eyes, Montagnes Extrêmes, the new book from friend and awesome fellow climbing photographer Alexandre Buisse. I had seen it on his release blog post, and have to say I was immediately  very curious to put my hands on one.

I guess I must have wished very strongly for one to land at my door!

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I was even more surprised when I got to page 4, and found the first picture of the book was actually from yours truly here, and was very proud for a few seconds. The picture shows Alex at work in our favourite environment, the vertical void. It was taken during the Verdon Highline meeting as Alex was shooting super athlete Mich Kemeter as he climbed the 300m walls of this awesome location.

As photographers we always struggle to have good pictures of us at work… Hence I’ve even proposed to Alex once to make an ascent/expedition of two photographers. Maybe one day… “The story in front and behind the camera” it could be called!

Because I always appreciate when other photographer friends take some good quality, and skilfully framed images of me at work, and end up sending them over, this time I thought I could pay it back for once. So, I emailed a few to Alex, far from imagining that he would find such a honourable use for one of them.

Anyway, the book is beautifully crafted and with some amazing quality prints protected by a hard cover.

Get a sneak peak of the book in Alex’s dedicated page here. 

If you are looking for a perfect adventure gift look no further and stop wasting your time.

This is pure inspiration to go and live your dreams or to suggest and push someone else to do the same.

You can get it in the bellow links for France FNAC, Gibert, Amazon FR or Amazon UK.

You better hurry as I’ve heard some have sold out!

At the moment, the book is available through Amazon FR and Amazon UK, which both ship internationally, though with some delay. French readers can also find it in other bookstores, e.g. FNACAlplib and Gibert.

Merry Christmas everyone… :)

Peace.

Another 60 seconds Dynamic Portrait… This time a very precious one. MY FATHER!

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I am delighted to give you the chance to meet my Father…. Even if only for 60 seconds…

My Father. One of my longest inspirations in this life. Photographer, Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Creative Thinker or simply obsessive thinker… But above all my biggest friend in this planet. YEs… The soundtrack didn’t took 2 minutes thinking about it! Way many vinyl records of Dylan in the house since I remember. They surely shaped my love for music, acoustic, harmonic and the road. Wishing I can get many, many of these along the years.
If you would like to discover more about his photography visit http://josemariapimentel.photoshelter.com or his blog http://makephotosnotwar.wordpress.com full of incredibly captivating stories about his experiences as a photographer going wayyyyy back in time. Enjoy!

For my Channel including all of the 60 seconds Dynamic Portraits visit https://vimeo.com/channels/560513/page:2

Mountain Hardware #momentsmakethejourney contest Week WInner

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Mountain Hardware #momentsmakethejourney contest Week WInner

I have just discovered that one of my photos have just been chosen as a week winner for the contest #momentsmakethejourney by Mountain Hardwear, manufacturer of some of the finest and technical outdoor clothing available in the market.

Considering the high standards of imagery submitted to their Instagram feed, I am quite proud that my image stood amongst the crowd and got me in for the great finale.

Fingers crossed and don’t forget to check @MountainHardwear and @pedro__pimentel feeds on Instagram.

The Flying Studio Project

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This weekend I took another step towards a long term idea of making a flying studio. Yes!!! You heard it well!

A proper moving (@ 200km/h+) studio with flying VALS (Voice Activated Lightstand), subjects, remote triggering of moving multi flash units and so on. A lot more is to be said about this… but for now here are 2 pics out of my first post production editing… Two images out of many that so well portrait how AMAZING this was to shoot!

My beautiful Portugal was the scenario and Skydive Europe facilities our base camp.

Getting the chance to work together with Atmonauti World Record holder Frankie Freefly was a true pleasure as we had been dreaming about the opportunity of sharing the skies for a long time and this was the perfect excuse.

Congratulations to Marinho Pardo for his 4000 jump on this one… Hope to get to share many more soon.

Much more is in the pipeline regarding this project… But for now I have to keep it in your imaginations only! Enjoy.

Senza Regole “No Rules” – The Sailing & Highline Dream Project – TRAILER IS OUT!

I know that this has been promised for a while, but the last few months have seen some great change in my life that have both inspired me but also taken me a whole lot  of that precious time. 

Meanwhile, and while we wait for the full story, I just couldn’t resist and hold to this anymore.

It has been out and live for a few days now and in ways it has already made the rounds… But in case you haven’t seen it yet… Turn your speakers on, crank that volume and let yourself dream, as that was exactly what we allowed ourselves to do! 

I truly hope that you get inspired by the amazing atmosphere and people that made this project come true.

Enjoy… And if you like it, SHARE IT! It means the world to me and helps to keep this space going and with a purpose. 

https://vimeo.com/63267890

Featured on National Geographic

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The Sardinia Sunrise Slackline Photo shoot on National Geographic

My photo of the Sardinia sunrise slackline session makes it to be photo of the day on the Travel 365 of National Geographic contest, and I didn’t even knew about it. :) Lush!

I think this series is still going to give a lot to talk. Finally working on a media package to release soon. Keep tuned and go ride the planet.

60sec Dynamic Portrait of Tom Benzon “Musician”

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I know it’s been a while since I last been here, but my life has seriously been hijacked for the past few months with some life changing events! Am starting to try to slowly get back on track with my duties an here goes another one of my latest 60 seconds Dynamic Portraits! I personally simply adore this one. It’s raw-ness is out of this world!!! Aahahahahha! Enjoy! 60 seconds Dynamic Portrait – Tom Benzon “Musician”

Going to Fairhead Neverland – Another Highline Project

I’m leaving tomorrow to sunny and beautiful Ireland. Destination: Fairhead!

Fair Head (Irish: an Bhinn Mhór) is a rocky headland at the north-eastern corner of Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. It lies 3 miles (5 km) east of Ballycastle town, and is the closest part of the mainland to Rathlin Island. It is a very highly-regarded rock-climbing location, and is believed to be the biggest expanse of climbable rock in either Ireland or Britain.”

It’s been a long time I wanted to go and discover this island. Once again following the UK highline scenario with, my now big friend, Nadeem Al-khafaji. Some promising opportunities ahead. Highline project, trad climbing meet with some of the best in the UK and maybe even some soaring speedflying sessions! Keep tuned! :)

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team Volunteering and using media skills to HELP

This year has been as people say around here… FULLLL ON!! I’ve started the year with the resolution of joining Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team for many reasons.But the main reason is… Continue reading