This shoot was intense and the athletes were operating at a very high level. When you’re documenting an athlete at that level, what are you looking for so you can make sure you capture that story? What’s going through your mind?
My job is not just to keep up, but to also be in the right place to capture the action. There's a balance to getting the photos; I need to tell the story but I can’t slow things down too much for the rest of the team, including Jase (the filmmaker) on this trip. With limited time to capture the action, we only got one chance so a lot of thought went into all of the possible options for each scene – and choosing the best option not only for me but for the whole team.
Conditions were icy during our shoot so we had to travel up the steeper sections of snow with crampons. I had to think about my camera gear, making sure it was accessible, and also about the right safety equipment and all the transitions in the snow. Luckily, we had some great guides to help us out, keep us safe and act as another pair of eyes on the job.