Christian was born 1981 in Tirol/ Austria. Living in the Kauner valley, he always had a strong connection to mountain sports. He loves climbing and snowboarding. When he was 17 years old, his older brother bought a Canon EOS 3 and from that moment on he was hooked. Christian borrowed his brother’s camera many many times, until he got his own. At the age of 21, he started to assist a German fashion photographer who was based in Innsbruck. They were travelling all around the world, to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Miami, Mauritius, Barbados, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and so on. After 5 years of assisting, he realized if he wanted to make the next step, he had to start his own business. And that’s what he did. He got a Masters degree in photography and ever since then he’s been trying to combine his hobbies: photography, climbing, and snowboarding.
Bert lives in Munich and works as freelance sports and event photographer for clients like Volkswagen, BMW, Telefonica O2, adidas Outdoor and many more. His enthusiasm for outdoor activities took him early towards sports and event photography. With his eye for aesthetics and his sure instinct, he not only takes beautiful pictures of people in motion, events and locations – he also manages to capture emotions and sentiments. Punchy portraits and dynamic snapshots characterize his style.
Photoshop artist Michael Baierl alias XOMI has turned his passion for photography and image editing into a profession. Michael originally has a marketing research background, but today he handles the digital post production for photographers, agencies and events like adidas ROCKSTARS or the adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship. The spectrum of the autodidact ranges from classic beauty touch-up to various fashion looks or dreamy fairy tail retouch. Michael Baierl, who is better known as "Xomi" in various internet forums, doesn't want to commit to on particular style. He is rather fascinated by the diversity of opportunities digital image editing has to offer. His work can regularly be found in special interest magazines like Digital-Photo and DOCMA.
Vladek Zumr was born in the Czech Republic, the land of sandstone rock climbing. Already as a child he admired the agile climbers on those mighty rock formations. ‘For love’ he became a climber. Wanting to impress his girlfriend, he claimed being a climber and took her climbing without having any previous knowledge. Since then there has hardly been a day on which he hasn’t been roped up. His love for photography he discovered during his travels. Since he couldn’t express the beauty in words, he started taking photos. That’s how the people at home could partake in his adventures.
Vladek turned his two passions into a profession. As self-employed photographer and climbing coach he works with many outdoor brands and magazines. No matter whether the light is good or bad, he always tries to capture the special moment of world class athletes who push the envelope in their sport, may this be in competitions or on the rock face.