Top 10 extreme sports Photographers
@ Russel Ord
Jaw-dropping and nerve-racking images by extreme sports photographers seem to be underestimated in the world of professional photography. These photographers have to work in extreme conditions and sometimes risk their lives in order to produce stunning images only to be shown in sports magazines.
Now you have a chance to discover the world of extreme sports photography. This list features some of the most gifted, experienced, and adventurous photographers from various countries.
In addition to producing award-winning photography for a global roster of clients, including Nokia, Wells Fargo, The U.S. Army and more, Krantz has devoted much of his career to capturing the American west, a sliver of the United States that, for so many, encapsulate its history and spirit at its purest. The lauded commercial artist, whom Communication Arts profiled in a recent cover story, is also a fine artist. He’s represented in New York’s prestigious Danziger Projects Gallery, along with many of the world’s most prominent photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Vik Muniz and Chuck Close. He’s been honored by the likes of Communication Arts, The American Photography Awards, The Lucie Awards, and The Art Director’s Club. And in 2010, the IPA named Krantz its 2010 Advertising Photographer of the Year.
Russell Ord is one of Western Australia’s most prolific surf photographers and his spectacular photography has won him worldwide recognition. Originally a firefighter, Russell discovered surf photography when he suffered a surfing injury and he decided to pick up a camera to document life around the ocean. His drive to capture that one special image is unyielding, and the journey to that place is something that Russell is totally committed to.
Russell is renowned for his tenacity, tackling some of the heaviest waves and extreme weather conditions available. His experience and technical ability enable him to capture the most incredible, dramatic images through his lens. Russell’s images are amongst the most iconic surf photography captured.
KLAUS FENGLER, 52, is specialist in nature and climbing photography. The pictures of the successful climber appear regularly in national and international publications. For 10 years he accompanied the expeditions of Stefan Glowacz, including to Mexico, Kenya, Patagonia, Baffin Iceland and Venezuela. With the Swiss professional climbers Urs Odermatt, he was in 2004 in Greenland at the tupilak NW. In 2006 he crossed on horseback with gauchos and a region of Patagonia. Klaus Fengler is a freelance photographer since 2003. His research interests: sports, outdoors, skiing, skiing, Nordic skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing, expeditions, Travel / Travel, Running, landscapes, reportages.
Steven Wohlwender is a photographer and director based in Half Moon Bay, California. For over 25 years he’s been serving some of the most respected international brands. With the support of his world class team, his creations have been recognized for their excellence by the most prestigious photography/design organizations and publications in the world.
Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, big-wave surfers and mountain bikers in remote locations around the world. He uses unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics and dramatic lighting to capture fleeting moments of passion, gusto, flair and bravado in the outdoors. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits and wild landscapes, he creates images for the editorial, advertising and stock markets worldwide.
Gabe manages to capture mundane scenes behind the extreme sport. His images will make your jaw drop and give you that tumbling sensation in your stomach.