When I finished my studies, I did a around the world trip that lasted 2 years with a big stop over in New Zealand and this trip had probably the biggest impact on my life and choices. I wasn’t particularly photographing at that time, but that definitely shaped the way for my photographic career. I really like to share outdoor activities with other human beings and even better if they’re friends, and this is the way I photograph today. It’s a team effort with at the minimum me and the athlete I’m shooting.
Snowboarding and digital is what brought me to photography. I used disposable camera before to take snaps of me and my friends shredding, and when digital cameras came, that opened a whole new game for me. I discovered myself a passion that became my profession.
I am an enthusiast person, optimistic with loads of energy. My photos I think are a reflection of this mindset. I like photos with a lot of impact, contrast, colors, life. My formula for years has been quite simple: get the best possible light, background and composition to do the best possible justice to the performance of the athlete. It has to look good but it has to give justice first to the athlete performance. And recently I shifted even more on the content / the story / the idea. Beautiful, good looking is not enough – you need to have a great idea or story if you want to reach more people.
ELB 1200 - INTO THE VOID
Into The Void - Tristan and his team pulled another crazy stunt in Turkey and turned air into their own air playground in a unique photoshoot with the ELB 1200.
FLASH A WINGSUIT FLIER
"Being suspended beneath the pilot, having the wingsuiter flying close by and fire the flash properly. You must really trust the pilot and the wingsuiter." - Tristan Shu
"It makes an incredible difference if you can have complete faith in your gear. It takes a load off of your mind and lets you focus on your ideas." - Tristan Shu
WHAT IS HI-SYNC or HSS?
Want to get started with Hi-Sync / HSS photography and sync your flash faster than 1/200th of a second? Understand why this technology opens up a new world of possibilities!