17/03/2008 | by Onboard
Creativity on Snow
Red Bull Tribalquest: Freeride Photo Contest in Nendaz, Switzerland
Red Bull Tribalquest is when eight freeride-tribes, consisting of a skier, a snowboarder and a photographer go on the quest for the three «ws»: Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing? The answers will be given next friday night with the teams’ photographs.
The contest took off on Monday night, February 18th, when the eight teams gathered in the event’s base Nendaz in Switzerland. «The rules of the event are tight», Xavier Delerue says, who has won virtually everything that is there to be won in snowboardcross. «The snow conditions are the same for everyone and there is not much time to shoot six pictures. This forces us to get creative and try new things», he declares.
Time is short and snow is sparse. The conditions are defintely not those in which freeriders and photographers usually get their prey. But all participants agree that under these circumstances, the real creatives have an advantage. And last but not least, all of them believe that they will find a patch of untouched snow, which is just enough for the one magic moment that freeride photography is about.
On Friday night, the participating riders and photographers will judge the pictures and decide who are the winners of this year’s Red Bull Tribalquest.
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