Fabian Johann I Photographer
Fabian´s photo style is pure. Mountain peaks, steep couloirs or tons of snow! He searches und only picks the finest of his series. His photos are recognizable for the special connection between nature and human beings. He always shows the art of enjoying life and the force of nature.
In 2012 I first met Fabian behind the seat in a bus, heading straight to the Alps. He was studying a map and checking out some lines, that could be worth to ski. In the beginning he filmed a lot and was searching for untouched terrain. Everything has changed as he started shooting with his camera. We finally had new possibilities. Nowadays it isn't all about riding, rather about the adventure out there. It is amazing that he can get people excited for what we do. Famous magazines are the key to share the passion.
Now, years after we had met first, we shared a few times lodges. Those trips are marked of highlife adventures, deep snow and a lot of fun. Fabian is sort of a god when it comes to finding spots und nice runs on the map. We have already checked out a lot of nice spots in the alps - from east to west - but powder stoke will never get lost. Every time I visit Fabian in Kuchl he proudly presents (while nearly crying) his awesome mountain view out of the window like a little child.
Words by Gabriel Schmidt // Backcountry snowboarder
Christoph Johann I Photographer & DoP
Christoph is a young, very talented photographer and filmmaker from Bavaria. He discovered his passion for photography and cinematography at the age of 20. It quickly became clear that he wanted to turn this passion and hobby into a real profession.
He not only pushed further his photography, but also completed an apprenticeship as a media designer of image and sound. In addition to landscapes and nature shots, his favourite subjects are people and their extreme activities in that very special environment. Whether it is backcountry snowboarding in British Columbia, surfing in Ireland, climbing in Alaska or mountaineering back home, in Austria. Chasing snowstorms and hunting the best light in the roughest conditions turned out to be his lifetime obsession. The wilder it gets, the happier he turns. He never lost his inner child which makes it easy to have a good time with him.
His approach is clean, minimalist and emotional. With his photography he wants to inspire people to get out of their comfort zone, to try something new and seek the unknown adventure. The endless adventure!
Words by Hannah Stephan // Backcountry skier