"I had the extreme pleasure of shooting World Champion and now Olympic Gold Medalist Marielle Thompson while backcountry skiing for a Nikon Canada shoot and then later a fashion shoot with her at my studio. Marielle transformed in front of the camera and we ended up getting some amazing shots of her and her crystal globe! A HUGE congratulations on your well deserved Olympic Gold in Sochi Marielle. Looks like we have a new medal to shoot you with!! Way to go!!!!!"
When on a photo/video shoot for Nikon Canada called One Camera Two Perspectives, I had the opportunity to work with Marielle Thompson and her boyfriend and fellow Ski Cross Champion Tristan Tafel out in the backcountry for a ski shoot. It was a crazy snow day, really tough wet conditions to shoot in but amazing deep snow. We had snowmobiles to tow the athletes around, had a blast and got some great shots!!
After the shoot I had Marielle and Tristan come to my studio for a what was to be a quick fashion shoot.... but as we started to get creative it evolved into something much more amazing. I loved shooting Marielle with her Crystal Globe trophy and we co-created some really fun ideas. One of which was to have Marielle's trophy reflect into her sunglasses as if she was peering into her Crystal Globe. We used a purple and blue coloured gels on my lights to enhance the effect. Tristan brought out some antique skiis and poles which made great props as well. I have included a few of my favs of Marielle in this post!!
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