10+ years of Extreme Sports photography

Motocross racing and its media aspect have fascinated me since I’m a kid. I’ve been collecting magazines, watching photos and videos since I can remember. My racing years allowed me to develop the skills to illustrate Motocross in my own way. Since I started photography in 2014, I have been working for the most well known media companies of the industry, covering MXGP, AMA Supercross & Pro Motocross in the USA.

> There are numerous international commercial and editorial publications to my name. Very active in Motocross and Mountain Biking, I’m working with world class brands and smaller ones within the sport business. Nerd about many different sports, my passion doesn’t stop on two wheels. Big fan of Ice Hockey, I actually started my pro career shooting for a top Swiss team in 2014 and I still do to this day.

> I was driven by my dad’s love for Motocross. I found myself on a motorcycle (Yamaha PW50) at the age of 4. This passion will punctuate my life forever, taking part in different competitions throughout Europe. Like all young riders, my absolute dream was to go racing in the USA, a true Eldorado of Motocross. At the age of 15, a mistake on a jump would put an end to my competitive career.

> From an early age, my grandpa’ introduced me to photography. Passionate about the Swiss alpine panorama, his photos are to be found on all the walls of the family chalet in Val de Bagnes (Verbier). Inspired by his passion and looking for a way to stay connected with my sport, I embark on a career as a sports photographer mainly focused on Motocross at the age of 18.

> Quickly spotted thanks to my experience on the bike and my vision as a rider, I was sent to cover the 2015 Motocross World Championship (MXGP) season for Transworld Motocross, one of the biggest Motocross media in the world. I was able to live my American dream in 2018 by moving to southern California, the heart of the industry.

> In March 2020 when the world stopped, I returned back home. Motocross being on stand-by in the country, I decided to open my skills acquired over the years to new horizons. Switzerland is an amazing playground for Mountain Biking and I’m very active in this industry ever since.

> Motocross is an extremely complete photographic subject, and so are the technical and physical skills required to ride a bike. It’s not just about taking an action photo. I create images. I have the chance to work with different sports and use my competence for storytelling, editorial photography, team portraits, products and advertising photos.

Riding myself both MX and MTB is key to my vision as a photographer.

Courtesy of Yvonne Hörl & Walter Borsalino