Women in Snowboarding

28 pieces – Etchings on negatives and silver-gelatin lith prints- Limited art pieces : signed & numbered on 30

I spent most of the 2019 and 2020 winters traveling to just a fraction of the numerous dedicated female snowboarders, documenting their lives in the streets, the backcountry and the snowparks. The more I shot and listened to their stories, the more I realized how vivid their love for snowboarding is, and how important this is. I am ever thankful to the riders who have welcomed me into their homes as well as the intimacy of their sessions. These colorful encounters opened my eyes and revived my own personal flame.

The photos are taken with the Pentax 6×7 medium format film camera, in Black & White. I then etch, scratch and paint onto the precious negatives before making silver-gelatin prints in the darkroom with an obscure process called lith printing. In the hope of creating timeless icons, I etched their words onto their photos.