Envy and admiration aside, Patrik backs up this need to be around big-mountain action, with dedication, organization and commitment to be one step ahead of his subjects… frozen fingers or not. “If I have to climb mountains and sleep overnight in a tent at -20 degree, then so be it. It’s a beautiful world out there and I will forever strive to capture it”.
A move to Chamonix in 2005 has been the necessary step to assist Patrik and his quest to work with athletes in terrain the Mecca for alpinism and big mountain freeriding is famous for.
It is within this ‘extreme’ play-ground where Patrik strives to compose images encompassing epic scenes, next level action and beautiful natural surroundings. While capturing action in the backcountry is his forte, Patrik is just as adept at shooting freestyle or freezing a candid moment on the piste.
His work appears in numerous magazines, and with his life settled in Chamonix, Patrik is set to explore further into the expanse of the Mont-Blanc massif, but also into the lives of people who call this rugged mountain setting their home.